The Nebraska Synod of the ELCA met in Assembly on June 3-4, 2022 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, NE. There were 530 voting members present (170 rostered ministers and 360 lay members). Visitors joined in person and online via the live stream.

We gathered under the theme of ‘Let Your Light Shine’. The theme verse was from Matthew 5:15-16. It was under this theme that we remembered and celebrated all that is made possible as God’s people and through God’s work with our hands, minds, hearts, and whole selves.

Bishop-Elect Scott Alan Johnson


Rev. Scott Alan Johnson of Fremont, Nebraska was elected to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Nebraska Synod. Pastor Johnson was elected on the fifth ballot with 315 votes.

Johnson was born and raised in Nebraska and currently serves as the Director of Campus Ministries at Midland University.

Johnson will officially take office on September 1, 2022. 



Get to Know Bishop-Elect Johnson

Watch his Candidate Interview
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Read his Biographical Report
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Churchwide Press Release
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Midland University Press Release
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Post-Assembly Resources

Photos from Assembly
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Video Recordings from Assembly
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Assembly Summary

Available for reprinting and distribution in congregations

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