A MESSAGE FROM REV. RICHARD E. JAECH,
BISHOP OF THE SOUTHWESTERN WASHINGTON SYNOD
Today, God is ready to do even more. As the writer to the Ephesians says, God is able to do “more than all we can ask or imagine.” We are pleased to call our campaign Deep Roots, New Life.
About Your Synod
The Southwestern Washington Synod of the ELCA spans all of western Washington from the Columbia River in the south up through Federal Way and Auburn in the north, sweeping west around Puget Sound to the Olympic Peninsula and the Washington Coast. We are 88 congregations and mission starts with approximately 30,000 baptized members. We are home to vital Lutheran ministries such as Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community, Martha and Mary of Poulsbo, King’s Manor, Peace Community Center, and Lutheran Community Services Northwest. We partner with ecumenical ministries, including Associated Ministries of Pierce County and Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, founded by the Lutheran church.