Proclaiming Christ and prayerfully participating in Jesus' own work of reconciling the world to God's very self!

Welcome to the Mitten Synod!

NWLM Logo copyWe are the North/West Lower Michigan Synod. As one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we work to support the 117 congregations and 220 pastors across our geographic region.

Whether you are exploring the Christian faith, the Lutheran tradition, or what it means to become part of a faith community–or you are a leader looking for information or help, we seek to partner with and serve you.




Recent News:


15th International Seminar, Wittenberg

  The Lutheran World Federation Center in Wittenberg, Germany will be hosting an international seminar March 4-18, 2017 on the topic of “Reconciliation and Freedom”. The seminar will be led by Prof. Dr. Gordon Jensen and Prof. Dr. Paul Rajashekar and will take place in Wittenberg, Germany.   Applications are due by September 1, 2016. […]

Save the Date: Interfaith Amigos!

Save the Date: September 22! The Interfaith Amigos will be hosting workshops in Alpena on September 22, 2016. The Interfaith Amigos present a crucial message in their unique humorous style, helping participants appreciate the promise and the problems of the interfaith experience. Known for their unique blend of spiritual wisdom and humor, Imam Jamal Rahman, […]

Job Posting: Saginaw, MI

Catholic Family Service’s Saginaw Office is seeking a Program Manager to provide administrative and direct client service for Partnership Center, INC. Responsibilities include: assessing and determining client need for emergency assistance (and other needs); maintenance of organization’s records; marketing, fundraising and grant writing. Qualifications: BA/BSW or equivalent – related experience preferred. Submit letter of interest, resume, and salary history […]

Synod Assembly Survey

The Synod Assembly Survey is now available! Take the Survey

Save the Date! Preaching Stewardship

Want to be more bold in preaching about stewardship? Looking for new ways to enhance conversation about mission support? Want to share in conversation with colleagues about how to grow stewards? This is for you! Two overnight trainings gleaning the best of Bishop Satterlee’s D. Min. teaching about preaching stewardship. The program will consist of […]



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Online Giving Opportunity! A Bishop’s Fund has been established to help many ministries of the synod at the discretion of Bishop Craig A. Satterlee. Visit the Donate page for more information.

Synod Office Hold Music

One of our own retired pastors, Bob Garrels, is a wonderful musician and composer, and has provided several of his pieces that you will now hear if you are put on hold when calling the Synod Office. The composition currently being played is the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) from Garrel's worship service The Lord is in our Midst.