Congregation Forms

Annual Report to the Bishop

Rostered Ministers, please fill out and submit your Annual Report to the Bishop. Bishop Zellmer looks forward to hearing from you and will personally read your report.  Please choose the appropriate form by clicking here.

Annual Congregational Report Forms A & C

Congregational Leaders: Please submit your congregation’s Forms A and C at ELCA website.

Congregations will be mailed a user ID and password from the churchwide office. If you did not receive this, or have misplaced it, please contact the Synod Office at 605-274-4011 or email

Statement of Intent for Mission Support

To tell us your plan for mission support in 2018, you may complete the online form here.

All congregations should have received a copy of the Statement of Intent in December.

2018 Congregational Leadership Form

To report your congregational leaders to the synod office, you may complete the online form here.

Seminary Debt Refinance Information

Pastor contacts LSS Center for Financial Resources by requesting initial session for the

Seminary Debt Restructuring Program at:
When the pastor has received the action plan from LSS, request the application forms by contacting:
Return completed Application, loan documents and ACH form to:

Crystal McCormick
SD Synod, ELCA
2001 S Summit Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

You will be notified when the Synod Seminary Debt Refinance has been approved. A time will be scheduled with Jim Schade for a phone conference to pay-off the Seminary Loan.

The monthly payments will be made on the 20th of each month by ACH from the bank account identified by the pastor on the ACH Form in the Loan packet.

Questions should be directed to Jim Schade 605-940-2363