Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
 The ELCA is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God’s grace in our lives.
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Metropolitan New York Synod
The Metropolitan New York Synod is the local expression of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. There are more than 200 churches in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties. The bishop of the Metro New York Synod is Rev. Robert Rimbo.
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Missionary – Rev. Bradn Buerkle


We are pleased to announce we have selected a new ELCA Missionary to sponsor; Rev. Bradn Buerkle.  Rev. Buerkle lives in St. Petersburg, Russia, and teaches seminars and provides distance learning for pastors and lay leaders across the vast territory of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Russia, through the “Siberia: Equipping the Faithful” program.  The program supports training of pastors and lay people in Scripture and evangelism to grow the church in the vast regions of Russia, including Siberia, and Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as a priority of “Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA.”  For more information, please visit Rev. Buerkle’s website.     Go to Website >>


Koinonia is a Lutheran camp located 90 miles northwest of New York City that provides comfortable accommodations in a magnificent wilderness setting. Koinonia has been serving Lutheran campers and friends since 1962. The camp’s 1,200 acres and pristine lake in beautiful upstate New York provide a stunning backdrop for year-round indoor and outdoor activities to provide visitors with a positive learning environment, a memorable spiritual experience, or just a simply a great time spent in the woods.
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Lutheran World Relief
Empowered by God’s unconditional love in Jesus Christ, Lutheran World Relief envisions a world in which each person and every generation lives in justice, dignity, and peace. Lutheran World Relief works with partners in 35 countries to help people grow food, improve health, strengthen communities, end conflict, build livelihoods and recover from disasters.
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