Eleventh Triennial Gathering of Women of the ELCA

Convention Delegates

The Eleventh Triennial Gathering will be held July 16-19, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ.  

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.  We will elect voting members at the Fall Gathering in November 2018. The gathering 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.  Our voting members will be elected at the Fall Gathering in 2018.  The nomination form for Triennial Voting Member can be found on the link at the bottom of this page.  Voting member expenses for transportation, meals, and lodging are covered by Churchwide for the days of the Convention.  Voting members are encouraged to then stay for the Triennial Gathering which would be at their own expense.

What does it cost to attend the Triennial Gathering?

Triennial Gathering is open to all women

  • Expenses for the gathering include:
  •  Registration - Some of you may have registered already in Minneapolis or through early registration which ended on December 31, 2017.  If you didn’t, watch for details on pre-registration coming later this year.
  •   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
Elaine Heine,
Mar 18, 2018, 2:00 PM
Elaine Heine,
Mar 12, 2018, 5:53 AM