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Region 2

We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world — together. In the ELCA, collaborative work happens regionally in the areas of Campus Ministry, First Call Theological Education, and Mobility.

First Call Theological Education

First Call Theological Education (FCTE) is a program of continuing education in which all first call rostered leaders are expected to participate. FCTE focuses on ministerial identity, ministerial context and ministerial skills and on the building of collegial relationships. The synods of the region work together to provide two core FCTE events each year.

April 17-19, 2018, Sierra Pacific Synod
November 13-15, 2018, Rocky Mountain Synod



Synods and Bishops of Region 2

2A Sierra Pacific Synod
Bishop Mark W. Holmerud

P.O. Box 276648
Sacramento CA 95827 
Sacramento Area (916-756-1665)
Bay Area (650-590-0980)
Fresno Area (559-345-2725)


2B - Southwest California
Bishop Guy Erwin 

1300 E. Colorado Street
Glendale, CA 91205


2C Pacifica Synod
Bishop Andrew A. Taylor

1801-C Parkcourt Place
Santa Ana, CA 92701


2D Grand Canyon Synod
Interim Bishop Lowell Almen

7227 N. 16th Street, Suite 260
Phoenix, AZ 85020


2E Rocky Mountain Synod
Bishop James Gonia

7375 Samuel Drive
303-777-6700 / 800-525-0462 
Denver, CO 80221