As a way to support our congregations and our ministers, we held a training on August 23, 2020. That training was recorded and is now available here:
Bishop Kevin Strickland, Deacon Michelle Angelet from Inspiritus and Pastor Katie Pasch, the chair of the Southeastern Synod’s Disaster Relief Team invite you to hear more about how you can prepare for the upcoming storms facing the Gulf Coast. Please consider giving to Disaster Relief either through the Southeastern Synod at www.elca-ses.org, click on the “Give Now” button or through Inspiritus at www.weinspirit.org, click on the “Donate” button or through Lutheran Disaster Response at www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response/. Giving now allows the Southeastern Synod’s Disaster Relief Team, Inspiritus and Lutheran Disaster Relief to respond quickly to provide help following the storm.
Click the image above to register your congregation's Disaster Response Coordinator
In the Southeastern Synod, both preparing for and responding to disasters here in our synod and around the world is a significant part of our shared ministry. This work is directed by the Disaster Ministry Committee. Assistant to the Bishop Pr. Jill Henning serves as staff support to the committee and provides for coordination of volunteer and programmatic activities.
We partner with both Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR) and Inspiritus and the congregations across the synod to leverage our reach and to maximize the impact we can make in both disaster preparedness and response.
St. John's LC, Nashville, after the March 2020 tornadoes.
The links below provide descriptions of current disaster response work around the synod and beyond, with information on how to get involved. Congregations are encouraged to form work teams and schedule trips to participate in ongoing recovery work.
Middle Tennessee Tornado (3/3/2020)
Join us on Facebook
Volunteers Active in Disaster (VOAD) Organizations
Emergency Management Agencies
LDR Resources - preparedness planning, bulletin inserts, worship planning and other resources
Contact Mr. John Boettner, Chair, Disaster Ministry Committee
Assistant to the Bishop Pr. Jill Henning is the acting Southeastern Synod Disaster Ministry Volunteer and Program Coordinator.