Northern Illinois Synod

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


We are the ELCA Lutherans of Northern Illinois.

As one of the 65 regional bodies of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Northern Illinois Synod empowers, supports, and serves its 150 congregations, three Synodically Authorized Worshiping Communities, and more than 75,000 members.

Together we work to Make Christ Known in our congregations, our communities, our nation, and throughout the world.

Read a message from Bishop Gary Wollersheim.

Facts & Figures of the Northern Illinois Synod

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