ADLA Chapters are grouped by ELCA Region. Each region has a representative on the national board. Currently, ADLA has chapters in six regions across America: Region 2, Region 5, Region 6, Region 7, Region 8, and Region 9. We welcome growth and the birth of new chapters for both represented unrepresented synods.

ADLA Regions

Region 2

Region 5

Region 6

Region 2 currently has one chapter housed within the Southwest California Synod. Region 2 also includes the Sierra Pacific Synod, Pacifica Synod, Grand Canyon Synod, and Rocky Mountain Synod. The Regional Representative role for Region 2 is currently vacant. For more information on the Los Angeles chapter, email [email protected] 


Region 5 currently has two chapters - one housed in the Metropolitan Chicago Synod and one in the Greater Milwaukee Synod. This region also contains the Southeastern Iowa Synod, Western Iowa Synod, Northern Great Lakes Synod,  Northern Illinois Synod,  Central/Southern Illinois Synod, Northwest Synod of Wisconsin, East-Central Synod of Wisconsin, South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, and the La Crosse Area Synod. For more information on the the Region 5 chapters or to start a new chapter, email [email protected] 

Region 6 currently has one chapter housed within the Northeastern Ohio Synod. Region 6 also includes the Southeast Michigan Synod, Indiana-Kentucky Synod, North/West Lower Michigan Synod, Northwestern Ohio Synod, Northeastern Ohio Synod, Southern Ohio Synod. For more information on the Cleveland chapter or to start a new chapter, email [email protected] 

Region 7

Region 9

Region 8

Region 8 currently has one chapter. The Baltimore chapter is housed within the DE-MD Synod. Region 8 also includes the Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod, Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod, Allegheny Synod, Lower Susquehanna Synod, Upper Susquehanna Synod, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod and West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod. For more information on the Baltimore chapter or to start a new chapter, email [email protected] 
Region 7 currently has two chapters - one housed in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod (SEPA) and the other in Metropolitan New York Synod. This region also contains the New Jersey Synod, New England Synod, Upstate New York Synod, Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod, and Slovak Zion Synod (Non-geographical, mission-based synod). For more information on the the Region 7 chapters or to start a new chapter, email [email protected] 

Region 9 currently has one chapter, housed in the Southeastern Synod. This region also contains the North Carolina Synod, Virginia Synod, South Carolina Synod, Florida-Bahamas Synod. For more information on the the Region 9 chapters or to start a new chapter, email [email protected] 

Create a New Chapter

Welcome! Interested in starting a local chapter? Excellent!! 
Please contact your regional representative or email ADLA President Lamont Wells at [email protected] or [email protected]