Triennial 2020

.Eleventh Triennial Gathering of Women of the ELCA

 and Convention

The Eleventh Triennial Convention of Women of the ELCA will be held July 14-16, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona followed by the Eleventh Triennial Gathering of Women of the ELCA to be held in Phoenix, Arizona on July 16-19, 2020. The triennial convention is the highest legislative authority within the organization.

You are invited to join us at the Women of the ELCA Gathering in July 2020.  Be prepared to experience a life-changing event with other bold women of faith.  
Registration opens September 30.  Early-bird registration through January 6, 2020, is $325.  After that, registration is $375.  Day registration is $200.  Some of you may have registered when you attended the 2017 Gathering or you may have registered during the registration following the Gathering.  

What is the difference between the Triennial Convention and Triennial Gathering?

The convention and the gathering are two distinct events.  The convention will precede the gathering and conducts the business of the organization.  Triennial Voting Members were elected at Fall Gathering 2018. They are Denise Beumer, Gayle Backiel, Debra Lantz, Diane Spicer, and Lisa Klima. The gathering open to all women is an event that consists of worship, Bible studies, workshops and so much more. 

What is a Voting Member?


Voting members will conduct the business of the Churchwide Organization including elections on the National Board and Officers.  Each Synodical Women’s Organization is able to send a set number of voting members (determined by the Churchwide Organization) to the Convention. We have elected 5 voting members

What does it cost to attend the Triennial Gathering?

Triennial Gathering is open to all women

  • Expenses for the gathering include:
  • Registration opens September 30/  Early-bird registration through January 6, 2020, is $325.  After that, registration is $375.  Day registration is $200.
  •   Travel expenses - round-trip to Phoenix
  • Hotel 
  • Food
  • Other expenses would include any site-seeing trips prior to or following the gathering
  •   Mad money
Start saving now for this wonderful experience. Check out the subpages below to see what the previous gatherings were like.


Subpages (2): TG2017 Triennial 2014