Office of the SecretaryThe Office of the Secretary provides administrative services and tools for the leaders of the ELCA who are serving this church in their congregations, synods and the churchwide organization and for others who have been given responsibility for governance of the ELCA.
The secretary is responsible for ELCA rosters, interpretation of governing documents such as this church’s constitution, the ELCA archives and handles other concerns for the 4 million-member church body. The Office of the Secretary offers a distinctive and meaningful way for members to engage in God’s mission in the world.
The Rev. Wm Chris Boerger was elected to serve a six-year term as ELCA secretary at the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Pittsburgh. Previously, Secretary Boerger served as bishop of the ELCA Northwest Washington Synod based in Seattle for two six-year terms beginning in 2001.