Evangelical Lutheran Synod Historical Society, 16 Browns Ct., Mankato, MN 56001

Founded by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod in June 1996, the ELS Historical Society promotes interest in the historical and doctrinal heritage of Lutheranism, particularly of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and its institutions; stimulates historical research; publishes historical studies; assists congregations in the preservation of local congregational history; preserves items of museum quality; and, provides assistance to the ELS Department of Archives and History.

The Society sponsors a variety of projects and activities:

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Board Members

As of August 2016:

  • Bergetta Abrahamson
  • Peter Faugstad, President
  • Craig Ferkenstad
  • Ted Gullixson
  • Lois Jaeger
  • Marge Lillo, Treasurer
  • John Moldstad
  • Andrew Soule
  • Erling Teigen

 

Oak Leaves Editor

  • Erling Teigen

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Advisors

A printable timeline highlighting major events in Synod history is available as a free PDF download.