Southeastern Synod ELCA

Michael Jannett

Assistant to the Bishop for Formation and Communication
(615) 617-9697

The Assistant to the Bishop for Formation and Communication will have oversight of youth, young adult, and campus ministries in our synod. He will oversee the communications of the synod and create opportunities for congregations to enhance and implement technology as an effective ministry tool. As needed, he will work with other assistants in the areas of candidacy and mobility.

Much of Pastor Jannett's faith formation occurred in the ELCA Southeastern Synod, where he was a member of All Saints, Lilburn, GA, for his middle school, high school, and college years. During his college years, he was active in the campus ministry of Georgia Tech and even served on the board for one year. Prior to his entrance into candidacy, he was the youth director at All Saints for one year. In 2007, he earned an MDiv from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, SC, and was ordained at Rock of Ages, Stone Mountain, GA, on June 30.

Pastor Jannett’s first call (2007-2011) was to serve as pastor of St. James, Greeneville, TN, where he embraced his identity as a parish pastor with a kind, caring rural congregation. Beginning in 2011, he served Advent, Murfreesboro, TN, helping the congregation connect to God, to one another, and to the wider community. Pastor Jannett has held leadership roles in synod and regional youth ministry, in events like Affirm, Teens Encounter Christ (TEC), Happening, All-State Youth Gatherings, and ELCA Youth Gatherings.  He also enjoys bringing his Georgia Tech Computer Science degree to bear on modern-day ministry opportunities and integrating new technologies into congregational life to help spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Jannett is the husband of Kelly Jannett, and they are parents to three wonderful children: Dylan, Ansley, and Shea. With a deep passion to help make disciples of Jesus Christ, Pastor Jannett looks forward to meeting you and serving alongside you in the mutual ministry to come.