About Us

The Greater Milwaukee Synod (GMS) is a geographic grouping of congregations, extending from Sheboygan down to the Illinois border and from Lake Michigan to the western edge of Waukesha County.  We are one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). 

This synod is made up of 115 congregations, 4 Synod Authorized Worshiping Communities, and 59,143 baptized members in southeastern Wisconsin led by Bishop Paul D. Erickson and a 17-member synod council.

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Equipping the Saints Mission Appeal

Equipping the Saints for the work of ministry; Building up the Body of Christ.
- Ephesians 4:12

Authentic Diversity

In May of 2022, the Greater Milwaukee Synod Council voted to undertake an Authentic Diversity Audit...

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At our September GMS Mission Table gathering, hear from one congregation about how an innovation coach helped them listen to God and one other, try small experiments, and engage their neighbors in new ways. You’ll also learn about a grant that might help your congregation bring on an innovation coach.

Join Outreach for Hope for a day of fellowship and fun, in support of grants to ELCA Lutheran ministries in neighborhoods where many face income insecurity.

Join us for a time of learning and renewal for GMS faith leaders, including lay members and staff, council presidents, and rostered ministers. Our presenter will be Dr. Kelly Sherman-Conroy, a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation and the first Native Woman Theologian with a PhD in the ELCA.

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1212 S. Layton Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Mailing Address:
PO Box 341695
Milwaukee, WI 53234

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