Rostered Minister Forms

Seminary Debt Reduction

We are excited to share with you the Seminary Debt Reduction Application for Rostered Ministers.  

Please note that this is a revised application, and terms of the grant have been amended following work of the task force in consultation with Bishop Constanze and approval by the Synod Executive Council.  The new language reads as follows:  

This award is not to be considered a loan, or contingent on years of service in South Dakota. However, I understand that in making this award, the committee does so on behalf of the South Dakota Synod in recognition and appreciation for my ministry and with the hope that my call to serve in South Dakota is long and blessed.

Applications must be received by October 30, 2020.  The Seminary Debt Reduction Committee will meet in November, with payments made directly to your lending institution sometime before the end of the year.  Please be aware that while we will include specific instructions with the check, it is your responsibility to verify that the loan company properly applies this grant to the principal of your loan balance, and not as a credit for future payments.  

You may return your application by October 30 via mail, fax or SECURE email to protect your personal and financial information.  If you have questions about the application or concerns regarding the security of your email server, please contact Kathy McHenry at or 605.274.5030.  

Call Process Documents for Congregations and Rostered Ministers

Call Process documents for congregations and rostered leaders may be found on the Call Process Page.

If you have any questions about the Call Process, please contact Rev. Renee Splichal Larson at 605-274-4022 or Crystal McCormick at 605-274-4024.

Forms and Information For Congregations and Synodically Authorized Ministers

Ministry Site Profile (MSP) Form for Congregations in Call Process

Congregations entering the call process will find the Ministry Site Profile  (MSP) Forms at the ELCA website.  Completing the MSP and contacting the synod office are the first steps to beginning the call process.

If you have any questions about your congregation’s call process or the above form, please contact Rev. Renee Splichal Larson at 605-274-4022.

Rostered Minister Profile (RMP) Form For Rostered Ministers

“Call Process” refers to the process by which rostered leaders — ordained or lay — move from one call to another in the ELCA. Information and forms pertaining to the call process may be found at the ELCA web site.

If you are interested in mobility, please complete the appropriate form and submit it to the synod office with signatures.  If you have any questions about the mobility process or the forms, please contact Rev. Renee Splichal Larson at 605-274-4022.