Synod School

Experiencing Belonging was the 2022 theme.  The youth put this video together to show the many ways belonging occurs.  In the background,  you’ll hear part of their drumming experience! 🙂

Mark your calendars for July 23-28, 2023 for our 69th Synod School!

Leading up to Synod School:

  • October 1 = Deadline for teaching applications
  • March = Delivery of catalog
  • April 1 = Registration begins


We are looking for people to work with kids in the Infant through Elementary program mornings or afternoons.

There are a wide variety of classes for you to choose from to teach and we are open to class topics maybe never taught before.
Teachers receive a discount equivalent to tuition, board & a double dorm room.
Need more information? Contact Anne Wattles.

We are looking for folks to work with Middle and High School youth during the mornings of Synod School.

It is FUN! The youth are offered a variety of classes, have their own convocation speaker, and then small group discussion time.
Teachers receive a discount equivalent to tuition, board & a double dorm room.
Need more information? Contact Sarah Hegar.

Jimmie Hawkins will lead adult convocations. He is Director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations (PMUN) and the Presbyterian Office of Public Witness.

Abbi Long will lead the youth convocations. A doctoral student in Special Education and a youth director for many years, she seeks to empower youth through Christian teachings about justice, love, and peace.

Our evening worship leader is DeEtte Decker. DeEtte is Acting Senior Director of Communications for the PC(USA).  Her business, communication, military, and ministry experience combine to form a unique and fresh perspective on our world, faith, and family.

Morning Song and a Prayer with Rev. Dr. Matt Sauer, pastor of Manitowoc Cooperative Ministry an innovative ministry between First Presbyterian Church and Peace United Church of Christ in Manitowoc, Wisc. Matt is a community builder bringing Gospel Justice to work in Manitowoc.

Timothy J. Mooney, a Presbyterian minister, visual artist and spiritual director, is passionate about inspiring people to find creative ways to further their personal growth and connect with their authentic self. Tim is an artist, writer, and pastor who has worked in churches at the intersection of spirituality and the arts for more than 25 years.

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors

2022 Synod School Catalog

Countdown to Synod School


Where do I find …

Have a question about Synod School? Check out our Questions and Answers sheet. Also check out our FaceBook page.

When does online registration begin?

Remember that blankets are not provided ! If you order linens you will still need to bring blankets. (catalog pg. 18)  Only those who order linens will get a pillow.

Information about Buena Vista University & Storm Lake

What is the cost? Page 19 of the catalog has the information.

My catalog has not arrived. I thought I was on the mailing list. Contact us and we will be glad to help.

I would like to apply for a scholarship.  Please submit this Scholarship Application Form. Scholarships will be finalized in early June.

Churches and Presbyteries sending a scholarship check, please include a list of the scholarship recipients and the amounts for each.

Synod School 2022 Highlights

Youth video on Experiencing Belonging:

Children’s Time with Worship led by Tim Hughes-Williams:

Tuba and Xylophone duet for morning worship (Sara Sutter on xylophone and Nathan Lamb on tuba):