VIEW/DOWNLOAD 2024 Synod Assembly Summary of Actions

Presiding Bishop Eaton’s Letter To Synod Assemblies

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton invites us into faithful community as synods across the ELCA prepare to meet in assembly.

VIEW/DOWNLOAD Bishop Eaton’s letter to synod assemblies.

Rev. Michael Yesenko

2024 Synod Assembly Chaplain

The Rev. Michael Yesenko serves as Chaplain at Spang Crest, A Luthercare Community, in Lebanon, PA. Michael provides pastoral care to residents, families and staff. Michael completed a Chaplain Residency at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. His Lutheran Studies were completed at United Lutheran Seminary. He worked in the Federal and private non-profit sectors after he received his Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt University and Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology at Concordia College. Michael grew up in North Dakota and now resides in Harrisburg with Ryan, his husband, and their furbabies, Naamah, a calico cat, and Nellie, a Mini Bernedoodle. They enjoy hiking, kayaking, music and travel.

Rev. Phil Hirsch

2024 ELCA Representative

Rev. Phil Hirsch is the Executive Director of Christian Community and Leadership (USA) for the ELCA (since February 2019).   His responsibilities include starting new churches, developing congregational vitality, leadership and candidacy, seminaries and colleges, youth and young adult ministries including the national youth gathering, multicultural ministries, disability ministries, and the directors for evangelical mission who work in synods for congregations. Rev. Hirsch will serve as the ELCA Representative to the 2024 Lower Susquehanna Synod Assembly.

Official Notification: Call to the Lower Susquehanna Synod 2024 Assembly

The business sessions of the thirty-seventh Annual Assembly of the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, gathering under the theme “For the Healing of the Nations: Christ’s Healing in a Broken World,” will be held the evening of Friday, May 31, 2024, by Zoom, and Saturday, June 1, 2024, in person at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 839 W Market St, York, PA 17401 (please note this is an updated location change from the November 3, 2023 Official Notification: Call to the Lower Susquehanna Synod 2024 Assembly). Our Day of Edification will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024, by Zoom. Please read the official Call to Assembly notification for more details.


Lower Susquehanna Synod Secretary Rev. Carl P. Rabbe offers this official notice regarding reports for the 2024 Synod Assembly Bulletin of Reports, Designation of assembly spokespersons, Invitation for Video Displays, Invitation for Edification Day digital forums.