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Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (Abbreviated: ELCIC)

Facts correct for July, 2001


Head Office

302-393 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6
Telephone: 204.984.9150 Fax: 204.985.9185
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. Telmor Sartison
Vice-President      Mrs. Janet Morley
Secretary Mr. Robert Granke
Treasurer Mrs. Doreen Lecuyer

Mission Statement

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 and the administration of the Sacraments and through service in Christ's name.


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.


630 congregations
Approx. 194,000 baptized members


British Columbia Synod The Rev. Raymond L. Schultz, Bishop
Synod of Alberta and the Territories The Rev. Stephen P. Kristenson, Bishop
Saskatchewan Synod The Rev. Allan Grundahl, Bishop
Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod The Rev. Richard M. Smith, Bishop
Eastern Synod The Rev. Michael J. Pryse, Bishop


Augustana University College, Camrose, AB.
Luther College, Regina, SK.
Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute, Outlook, SK.
Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon, SK.
Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Waterloo, ON.

Special interest conferences

Baltic Special Interest Conference
Finnish Special Interest Conference
German Evangelical Lutheran Conference in North America



The Lutheran World Federation
The World Council of Churches


The Canadian Council of Churches
Canadian Lutheran World Relief
Evangelical Lutheran Women Inc.
ELCIC Group Services Inc.
The Lutheran Council in Canada

Ecumenical Organizations supported by the ELCIC

Canadian Council of Churches' Commission for Justice and Peace
CCC Biotech Reference Group + CCC Human Rights Committee
CCC Ecumenical Health Care Network
Project Ploughshares
Ten Days for Global Justice
The Aboriginal Rights Coalition (ARC)
The Interchurch Committee on Human Rights in Latin America (ICCHRLA)
The Interchurch Committee on Refugees (ICCR)
The Interchurch Coalition on Africa (ICCAF)
The Church Council on Justice and Corrections
The Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility (TCCR)

Effective July 1, 2001, the ecumenical coalitions will be brought together into a new organization called the Canadian Churches for Justice and Peace (CCJP).

For further information, contact: Mr. Robert Granke 204.984.9150


In full communion with The Anglican Church of Canada
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