Rostered Ministers Gathering

Rostered Ministers Gathering

July 20-23, 2020
Phoenix, Ariz.
Phoenix Convention Center


As a Rostered Minister in the ELCA, you are invited to join colleagues under the theme of "Rekindle the gift within you"
(2 Timothy 1:6).

Let this gathering be an opportunity for you to remember, reclaim, rekindle and revive yourself. Gathering with colleagues from across the church for fellowship, renewal, continuing education, worship, bible study and refreshment for your spirit.

All rostered ministers are invited (active in call, on leave from call, awaiting call, retired).

Each day will begin in worship as we center ourselves around our theme. Each morning, we will offer bible studies and keynote speakers. The afternoon hours will offer a variety of individual options from activity in the Interaction Center to workshops and caucus times. Evening activities will include a presiding bishop’s reception with live music on Monday, a Beer and Hymns Fundraiser concert on Tuesday, and a banquet to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women on Wednesday.


  • Registration for the event will open February, 2020
  • Early Registration: Feb. 20 – May 20
    Registration will go live at 10 a.m. (CST)
  • Regular Registration: May 21 – July 6
  • Scholarships available


Participants of the gathering will be responsible for their own arrangements for accommodations during the event. Depending on available, an additional night on either side of the event may also be available to book.

The event will have room blocks at the following hotels:

Sheraton Grand Phoenix Downtown

Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Hyatt Regency Phoenix

Hyatt Regency Phoenix
122 North 2nd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown

Renaissance Phoenix
100 North 1st Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

The rate per night is $139 plus taxes and fees. All hotel properties are within easy walking distance to the Convention Center.

Once registration opens, there will be a link for each of these hotels on this website so that you can make your reservations online. We will also provide a phone number if you want to call to make your reservations.

Please note that none of the event hotels will accept reservations for these room blocks until Feb. 20, 2020 (the date that registration opens).



Pre-Gathering Events

Before the main gathering begins, events will be offered for Deacons, Youth Rostered Ministers and Women ministers of word and sacrament. These gatherings begin on Sunday, July 19 and conclude before the main gathering begins on Monday, July 20.

These pre-gathering events are not stand-alone opportunities, they are an extension of the main gathering. The registration fee for these events is $50. You can select one of these during the registration process for the main event.

Space is limited so do not delay.

  • Deacons Gathering • July 19-20
  • Women’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ordination • July 19-20
  • Young Rostered Ministers Gathering • July 19-20


GuidebookThe Guidebook app will be available during the event.