Assignment Process

Assignment completes candidacy for all people, including those ordained in another Lutheran church or Christian tradition, moving them toward first call and admittance to the appropriate roster in the ELCA. Through prayerful discernment at the assignment consultation, candidates are assigned to a specific region and later a synod where they will seek their first call.

Confidence in the surprises and faithfulness of God can provide sustenance and comfort for this assignment process, addressing the natural human anxieties that come with any venture into the unknown. This is truly a faith venture that includes the candidate and this whole church. We continue to keep you in prayer.

There are several requirements for candidates entering the assignment process. A guide, a list of FAQs, a document outlining requirement submission deadlines for each Assignment Consultation and copies of all required candidate forms are available in the Assignment resource page.

For more questions or more information, please contact the program director for assignments, Erin Daubert, at (800) 638-3522 or send an email. To submit candidate paperwork, please send an email to the assignments team.