Synod Assembly 2020

After prayerful reflection and in keeping with the recommendations of the Office of the Secretary and the Office of the Presiding Bishop, Bishop Satterlee recommended and Synod Council affirmed that we will NOT gather for Synod Assembly May 14-16, 2020 in Mount Pleasant. 

For more information, please read the letter from Bishop Craig A. Satterlee and Christine Allen, Secretary of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod.

Registration & Hotel Refunds

Synod Assembly Registration fees and Display Table fees will be refunded. If you submitted a credit card payment, it will be refunded to your card. If you submitted a check, you will be issued a refund check. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

All hotel rooms at the Comfort Inn & Suites and the Fairfield Inn have been automatically cancelled. If you booked at another hotel, please verify the status of your room directly with your hotel. If you have any questions about refunds, please contact Ann Stavros at

Synod Assembly 2021

As 2020 comes to a close, the North/West Lower Michigan Synod is looking ahead to our 2021 events. Given the ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, many events will continue to be held differently than in past years. This includes our biggest event, Synod Assembly. For the 2021 Synod Assembly, Synod Council has approved a virtual assembly, which will be held May 14-15, 2021.

While next year’s assembly will be different than past years’ assemblies, we are looking forward to using this opportunity to engage members in new and exciting ways. The Synod Staff is already at work planning and more information will be available in the coming months.

The theme for Synod Assembly 2021 will be the same as we had planned for 2020 and will be centered on the verse “Great is the company of those who bore the tidings, great is the company of the women!” (Psalm 68:11).