Synod School Catalog CoverSynod School 2017 —
Let Justice Flow

Are you ready for the next installment of Synod School? Summer is just a few months away and the Synod of Lakes and Prairies is looking ahead to the last week in July — July 23-28 — when Synod School 2017 takes place at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.

The Synod School catalog -- see the cover at left -- will be in the mail before the end of February. Registration will open March 1.

J Herbert NelsonJ. Herbert Nelson, right top, stated clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), will be the convocation speaker, and Cláudio Carvalhaes, right bottom, well-known speaker and worship leader, will lead evening worship.

Seventy classes for adults, as well as a full program for children and youth, provide great opportunities for learning, renewal and fun.

Nelson, a noted speaker and preacher, and a strong force on issues of social Claudio Carvalhaesjustice, previously served as director of the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C.

Carvalhaes, a native of Brazil, joined the faculty of Union Theological Seminary in New York City last fall. He previously served on the faculty of Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Louisville (Ky.) Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. Just a few years ago, Carvalhaes was the convocation speaker at Synod School..

As always, if you want additional information about Synod School, please drop a note to ddemeester[at]

Looking for the catalog?
The catalog for Synod School 2017 should be in the mail in February and it will also be posted here.

Synod School Registration is moving online!
Registration for Synod School 2017 will open March 1. You will be able to find registration instructions in the catalog and on this website.

Want to volunteer for children and youth programs in 2017?
Here's the form to do that — Click here. (Click the italicized words for the form.) This form must be returned to the synod by Nov. 30, 2016. As of the week of Jan. 3, 2017, we still need one elementary teacher and two people to help with child care. Let us know if you're available and can help.

Considering Synod School for the first time?