Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (abbreviated: ELCIC)
Address: 600-177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0W5
Telephone: 204.984.9150 or
Web site: www.elcic.ca
1986 through merger of the former Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCC) and Lutheran Church in America-Canada Section (LCA-CS)
Bishop: The Rev. Susan C. Johnson
Vice-President: Sheila Hamilton
Secretary: Murray Walter
Treasurer: Ken Day
The mission of this church, as an expression of the universal Church and as an instrument of the Holy Spirit, is to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people in Canada and around the world through the proclamation of the Word, the administration of the Sacraments and through service in Christ's name.
- Spirited Discipleship
- Compassionate Justice
- Healthy Church
- Effective Partnerships
Download a one-page overview of the ELCIC's Four Vision Priorities.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada functions through three major entities: nationally as the ELCIC, regionally as synods, and locally as congregations. Each entity has unique ministries as well as ministries which are shared with the other entities. The synods are also divided into geographical conferences to assist in their ministry.
Approx. 145,376 baptized members
British Columbia Synod: The Rev. Dr Greg Mohr, Bishop
Synod of Alberta and the Territories: The Rev. Dr. Larry Kochendorfer, Bishop
Saskatchewan Synod: The Rev. Cindy Halmarson, Bishop
Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod: The Rev. Elaine Sauer, Bishop
Eastern Synod: The Rev. Michael Pryse, Bishop
Luther College, Regina, SK.
Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute, Outlook, SK.
Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon, SK.
Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Waterloo, ON.
Chinese Special Interest Conference
Finnish Special Interest Conference
German Evangelical Lutheran Conference in North America
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
The World Council of Churches (WCC)
The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC)
Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR)
ELCIC Group Services Inc. (GSI)
The Lutheran Council in Canada. (LCIC)
Ecumenical Organizations Supported by the ELCIC
KAIROS - Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
The Canadian Churches Forum for Global Ministries
The Church Council on Justice and Corrections (CCJC)