About the gathering

The ELCA will host its first Rostered Ministers Gathering in Atlanta at the Sheraton Downtown Aug. 7-10. This will be an opportunity for our rostered ministers to assemble for worship, education and fellowship.

We will gather under the theme of “On the Way…Together,” inspired by the road to Emmaus story (Luke 24:13-35). We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world – together. Together, we can achieve things on a scale and scope we could never do otherwise. As we continue to deepen our ecumenical partnerships, confront racism and boldly respond to the needs of the world, this gathering provides the opportunity for leaders to gather and explore what God has in store for us.

Keynote speakers

Presiding Bishop
Elizabeth Eaton
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
The Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes, Jr. Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes, Jr.

Rachel Held Evans
Rachel Held Evans

Bible Study leaders

Rev. Dr. Troy M. Troftgruben Rev. Troftgruben
Rev. Dr. Javier (Jay) Alanis Rev. Alanis
Rev. Dr. Shauna Hannan
Rev. Hannan


Musical guests include:
AGAPE* (David Scherer), Chris Clay, Rachel Kurtz, Peter Mayer, Brenden Mayer, Jonathan Rundman and Justin Rimbo.

Two pre-events will allow time for federal chaplains and young rostered ministers (20’s and 30’s) to gather in advance.

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Questions? Comments?

Contact us. 2017MinistersGathering@elca.org. 800-638-3522, ext. 2552