Who we are

The word synod comes from a Greek word meaning "to walk together." 

The Northwest Washington Synod is the congregations, people, and ministries of the Pacific Northwest - journeying together. Within our denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the synod is a missional geographic region. It is overseen by a bishop and a synod council who provide vision, support, and resources so that these ministries can carry out God's mission. 

What do ELCA Lutherans Believe?

Mission & Values