General Information

If you are planning on attending the convention, your arrival day and time to Milwaukee will depend on your convention role, district instructions, and desire to attend open hearings. Remember: All duly elected voting delegates, advisory delegates, and advisory representatives “shall attend all sessions regularly until the close of the convention” (Bylaws ,

The nomination period for the Secretary of Synod and elected boards and commissions is held open until Oct. 29, 2022, nine months prior to the opening of the convention. The timing of all other convention processes, including deadlines for registration, submission of reports and overtures, and nominations and elections, will be as determined by Synod Bylaws relative to the convention’s opening date.

LCMS Synod Convention Resources

February 20, 2023, UPDATE • LCMS Synod President Vote Information
Every LCMS congregation has two votes for the Synod President: their pastor, who is called and installed, and a lay delegate vote. To cast a vote, they must each be registered by March 19, 2023, or the congregation’s voice will be lost. Florida-Georgia District congregations who have registered to vote can be found here.

Currently, 1/6 of our FLGA District congregations have registered. Please do not delay in finalizing your voter registration; there is information you will need to gather to complete the process. Start the registration process well before the deadline to ensure sufficient time for completion. Don’t miss the opportunity to have the voice of your congregation heard!

October LCMS Synod Congregation Mailing
Congregations that did not receive their October president voter registration letter, mailed in late October, should contact the LCMS Office of the Secretary by email or phone at (314)996-1417.