Synod Reports


The Call Reports detail when pastors, teachers, and staff ministers change positions within WELS.


Alerts are sent to gather names for positions at the synod building, ministerial education schools, or on boards or commissions.

Official Reports

Book of Reports and Memorials

The Book of Reports and Memorials, the primary source of information for the synod convention, reports the last two years of WELS ministry activity and presents the ministry plan for the next two years.


Proceedings is the official record of decisions and activities at the synod convention.

WELS Constitution

The WELS Constitution establishes the corporate structure and explores the roles of the governing bodies, officers, administrators, and areas of ministry of the synod.


An updated listing of WELS called workers is available in a PDF form. For a complete listing of called workers, congregations, and other WELS ministries, an annual year book is available from Northwestern Publishing House.


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Annual Report

The Annual Report highlights the work we did together as a synod. The information is organized based on our various callings, and includes a synopsis of developments in each area of ministry and a brief summary of our current financial situation.

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