“It is a good opportunity to gather with colleagues. Ministry is a lonely business without these kind of events to remind us we’re not in it alone,” observes Anita Nuetzman, pastor at Calmar and Springfield Lutheran Churches. Every fall, the rostered leaders of the Northeastern Iowa Synod gather for a few days of continuing education, […]

In 2017 congregations were invited to bring flood buckets to the Synod Assembly. Flood buckets contain essential cleaning supplies that can help families and communities affected by flooding, tornadoes or other disasters. Usually, by the time flooding has occurred, these items are in short supply and familaffected don’t have the time or means to shop […]

At the 2017 Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly, congregations were invited to bring filled flood buckets.   Flood buckets contain essential cleaning supplies that can help families and communities affected by flooding, tornadoes or other disasters. Pastor Mark Anderson, Assistant to the Bishop who coordinates disaster relief work in our synod notes: “When a family’s home […]

Nicole Kiefer will be a sophomore this fall at Luther College.  She is a Northeastern Iowa Synod WIYLDE Alumna and Synod Lutheran Youth Network leader. In this guest post she shares her experience as a volunteer at the ELCA Youth Gathering, held July June 27-July 1 in Houston. This fall I will begin my sophomore […]

The good people of the Northeastern Iowa Synod again assembled for a time of worship, fellowship and business. The theme this year was Renewal through Education, with Philip Melanchthon as our featured reformer. We are nearing the end of our six year focus on renewal through heroes and heroines of the reformation.  This theme has […]

Anita graduated from Iowa State with a B.S. in Biology/Zoology. Raised in the Roman Catholic Church, Anita learned about Martin Luther and found her faith struggles were very similar to his. Drawn to its emphasis on grace, she joined the Lutheran Church. Anita raised three children, was a hospital volunteer, biology teacher, and coach, assistant […]