About the ELCA

Cal Lutheran is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). A member of the Lutheran World Federation, a community of Lutheran churches in 72 countries, the ELCA was formed in 1988 by the union of three North American Lutheran church bodies. The ELCA strongly promotes working in ecumenical ministries and projects.

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Region 2 Synods

Southwest California Synod
Bishop: Rev. Guy Erwin
1300 East Colorado Street
Glendale, CA 91205-1498
(818) 507-9591
Fax: (818) 507-9627

Pacifica Synod
Bishop: Rev. Murray Finck
1801 Park Court Place, Bldg. C
Santa Ana, CA 92701-5010
(714) 692-2791

Grand Canyon Synod
Bishop: Rev. Steve Talmage
1819 E. Morton Avenue, Suite 100A
Phoenix, AZ 85020
(602) 957-3223
Fax: (602) 297-2791

Rocky Mountain Synod
Bishop: Rev. James Gonia
455 Sherman Street, Suite 160
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 777-6700
Fax: (303) 733-0750

Sierra Pacific Synod
Bishop: Rev. Mark Holmerud
P.O. Box 276648
Sacramento, CA 95827-6648
(510) 430-0500
Fax: (510) 430-8730