The Thirty-first Annual Northern Illinois Synod Assembly

June 15-16, 2018

The 31st Annual Northern Illinois Synod Assembly was held at Augustana College, Centennial Hall, 3703 Seventh Avenue, Rock Island on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16, 2018.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Nancy Corey, Synod Registrar, in the Rock Island Synod office by phone 309-794-4004, fax (309-794-2088), e-mail at, or Nancy Corey, Synod Registrar, Northern Illinois Synod, Augustana College, Sorensen Hall, 639 38th Street, Rock Island IL 61201-2210.  

Assembly Registrations and Resolutions Due Monday, April 16, 2018 

Youth Assembly Registrations Due Thursday, May 31, 2018 

When registering your assembly voting members, please keep in mind these NI Synod guidelines: Two lay voting members are elected by each congregation, normally one of whom shall be male and one of whom shall be female. Additional members from each congregation normally shall be equally divided between male and female and normally there shall be no more than one voting member of the Synod Assembly from a single household. Also, each voting member of the Synod Assembly shall be a voting member of a congregation of this synod.  

Per Synod Constitutional Bylaw S7.21.B11… each congregation may elect 1 additional youth (a voting member who has not reached the age of 18 at the time of election or appointment for service) or 1 young adult (a voting member between the ages of 18 and 30 at the time of election or appointment for service) to attend as a voting member. A congregation’s delegation will be responsible for the youth voting member. Please see the Youth Assembly activity information provided in this packet for additional opportunities for youth.  

Some congregations due to the size of their baptized membership are allowed additional voting members. You may refer to the Additional Lay Voting Member Assignment List below to determine if your congregation may register more than two voting members in addition to a youth or young adult voting member. All congregations not listed are to register two voting members and an additional youth or young adult. Those persons selected as alternates may be registered as visitors.  

Please note that rostered ministers with rostered status of On Leave from Call, on Disability or Retired, who are not elected as voting members, shall have voice but not vote at Synod Assembly. {S7.23.} Exception: Those rostered ministers with rostered status of Retired, On Leave From Call or Disability on the roster of the Synod shall be voting members of the Assembly if they have pre-registered by the date of Assembly. {S7.22.01. and Synod Council ACTION SC-17-09-25}  

Additional Synod Assembly Lay Voting Member Assignment 

All congregations NOT listed below are to register two voting members and an additional youth or young adult. Those persons selected as alternates may be registered as visitors.  

Four (4) Voting Members 
(plus 1 youth or young adult) 
Three (3) Voting Members 
(plus 1 youth or young adult) 
Algonquin, Light of Christ (Northeast Conference)   Bolingbrook, New Life (Northeast Conference) 
Crystal Lake, Bethany (Northeast Conference)  Byron, All Saints (Central Conference) 
Geneseo, First (West Conference)  DeKalb, First (Northeast Conference) 
Huntley, Shepherd of the Prairie (Northeast Conference)  Dixon, Immanuel (Central Conference) 
Joliet, St. John (East Conference)  Dixon, St. Paul (Central Conference) 
Loves Park, Grace (North Conference)  Harvard, Trinity (Northeast Conference) 
McHenry, Shepherd of the Hills (Northeast Conference)  Knoxville, Grace (Southwest Conference) 
Moline, Trinity (West Conference)   Mendota, St. John (South Conference) 
Naperville, Alleluia! (East Conference)  Ottawa, Trinity (South Conference) 
New Lenox, Peace (East Conference)  Rockford, St. Mark (North Conference) 
Orion, St. Paul (West Conference)  Rockford, Trinity (North Conference) 
Rockford, Our Savior’s (North Conference)  Roscoe, Cross & Crown (North Conference) 
Rockford, Zion (North Conference)  Sandwich, Our Saviour (East Conference) 
Sycamore, Salem (Northeast Conference)  Somonauk, St. John (South Conference) 
Woodstock, Grace (Northeast Conference)  Sterling, St. John (Central Conference)