We are excited to announce that the keynote speaker for our 2022 Synod Assembly will be Krish O’Mara Vignarajah!

Krish is the President and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, overseeing a significant growth in the size and scope of the organization. She frequently appears on media outlets (CNN, MSNBC, NPR, etc.) to provide insight and analysis of current issues and challenges related to immigrants and refugees. She previously served in the Obama White House as Policy Director for First Lady Michelle Obama and at the State Department as Senior Advisor under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State John Kerry.

Krish has committed her career to public service because she knows how differently life could have turned out. Krish was nine months old when she and her family escaped a country on the brink of civil war and built a life in Maryland. Her parents came to this country with no jobs and $200 in their pockets. She will speak on our assembly theme, “We Love All: Creating Communities of Welcome.”

Founded in 1939, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is one of the largest refugee resettlement agencies in the United States. It is nationally recognized for its leadership advocating with refugees, asylum seekers, unaccompanied children, immigrants in detention, families fractured by migration and other vulnerable populations. Through nearly 80 years of service and advocacy, LIRS has helped over 500,000 migrants and refugees rebuild their lives in America.

Stay tuned for more information on purchasing tickets for this keynote!

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