Our Lutheran Partners

Pacific Lutheran University is a university of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches. We acknowledge all congregations within Region 1 of the ELCA as the University’s partner, committed to a high level of support and partnership with PLU. Listed below are links to the ELCA and the six synods of Region.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA)

“We work hard to put our faith into action. In today’s complex world, we strive to make a difference in practical, realistic ways.”

Southwestern Washington Synod

“The mission of the Southwestern Washington synod is to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ by empowering congregations and church leaders to grow in worship, education, stewardship and other ministries.”

Northwest Washington Synod

“Every day members of congregations in the Northwest Washington Synod are making the world a better place. In far reaches of the globe, and right here in our neighborhoods, we reach out to our neighbors who are in need.”

Oregon Synod

“We of the Oregon Synod, firmly rooted in the gospel of God’s grace in Christ embrace our partnership with the whole church and freely give ourselves to worship, witness and service.”

Montana Synod

“Marked by the cross of Christ forever, abundantly blessed, we faithfully serve God and neighbor.”

Alaska Synod

“The Alaska Synod of the ELCA is all of us working together as interdependent congregations to invite, welcome, grow, and serve in Christ by helping each other through sharing prayer, encouragement, financial and pastoral support.”

Northwest Intermountain Synod

“Together in Christ we are freed by grace to live faithfully, witness boldly and serve joyfully.”