Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Selects Milwaukee for Triennial Assembly in 2019
MILWAUKEE, WI - (September 6, 2017) – Milwaukee will host the triennial Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) at the Wisconsin Center from August 5 -10, 2019.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Last hosted in Milwaukee in 2003, the ELCA Churchwide Assembly is expected to draw upwards of 2,000 attendees. VISIT Milwaukee estimates the economic impact of the event at $4.76 million.
According to ELCA Secretary, Rev. Wm Chris Boerger, “The ELCA is pleased to return to Milwaukee for our 2019 Churchwide Assembly. We look forward to working with Bishop Paul Erickson and the staff of the Greater Milwaukee Synod as we come to this great city. Based on our experience in 2003, we know that Milwaukee is well equipped to provide excellent facilities both for the assembly and many opportunities for our members to enjoy during their stay.”
According to VISIT Milwaukee President & CEO Paul Upchurch, “We are thrilled to once again host the ELCA Churchwide Assembly. We know the attendees will enjoy Milwaukee’s vibrant neighborhoods, beautiful lakefront, easy walkability, and friendly hospitality.”
For more information on ELCA, see: http://elca.org/en/
About VISIT Milwaukee
Celebrating 50 years in 2017, VISIT Milwaukee is the Greater Milwaukee area’s convention & visitors bureau, marketing the destination as a top choice for business, convention, and leisure travel to national and international visitors to increase the economic impact of tourism in the region. Each year, tourism supports over 50,000 full-time jobs and brings in over $5 billion to the community. VISIT Milwaukee has over 680 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs. For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit http://www.visitmilwaukee.org