Synod School

Synod School 2024: July 21 – 26

Registration begins April 1, 2024. Catalog will be mailed out and posted here around March 1.

2024 Key Leaders

Corey Schlosser-Hall will lead adult convocations. He is the Deputy Executive Director of Vision, Innovation & Rebuilding for the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Rev. Brendan McLean will lead the youth convocations. He is serving currently as the associate pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Tyler, Texas.

Our evening worship will be led by teams of Synod School participants.  Preachers include:  Elona Street-Stewart, Scott Prouty, Sarah Dickinson, Andrew Davis, Katie Styrt, and Brendan McLean.  Children’s time will be led by Annie Wattles, Deb DeMeester, Katie Estes, and Erin Kaye.  Liturgists will be Howard Chapman, Jennifer Olson, Steve Tyykila, Stephanie Anthony, Gina Meester, Brian Entz, and some of the youth.

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.

Jan Davison has had a passion for art as long as she can remember.  She enjoys drawing, painting, and writing poetry, and loves to express her faith through these creative endeavors. Jan is creating a series of seven paintings designed especially for Synod School.  The theme for the series is “Gifts from God: More Than We Can Imagine.”

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!

Countdown to Synod School


Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

When does online registration begin?

As of 2023, Linen Packages are NO longer available.

BVU has permanently closed the swimming pool.

What is the cost?

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.  All scholarship checks should be received by July 1.

Information about Buena Vista University & Storm Lake

Questions and Answers sheet.

How to create a registration account tutorial.

If you mailed in your registration with a check and received an email telling you that your registration will not be confirmed until the payment is received. Worry not, you are registered. If you sent in the full payment you will receive a second email letting you know your registration is complete. If you sent in a deposit or partial payment we note that on your registration. Again, you are registered, but will not receive the final confirmation email until your registration is paid in full.

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):