Global Mission

The Nebraska Synod and the ELCA are engaged in ministry around the world, sharing the love of Christ with our brothers and sisters in more than 80 companion churches in other countries. As the church, we approach this ministry through a model of accompaniment, walking together with our global neighbors, engaging in ministry with and alongside each other.

Specifically, the Nebraska Synod is engaged with two companion synod churches - the United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Argentina and Uruguay (IELU) and the Northern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania - as well as one accompaniment partner church - the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land.

Global Mission Partners

Staff Contact:

Global Mission Committee


Members: Sharon Carlson - Fremont, NE: Sherrill Echternkamp - Clay Center, NE: Becky Hansmeier - Omaha, NE; Chris Lund - Omaha, NE; Jeanne Madsen - Wayne, NE; Diane Reece - Wahoo, NE; Sandy Terry - Fremont, NE; Rev. Kristen Van Stee - Wayne, NE.

Global Mission Speakers Bureau

The Nebraska Synod Global Mission Committee has a speakers bureau available for congregations and groups wishing to learn more about the Synod's ministry of accompaniment with our brothers and sisters abroad. Below are individuals who are available for speaking engagements:


  • Chris Lund
  • Deb Lund


  • Marty Malley
  • Bill Davis
  • Carolyn Hellerich
  • Bob Kasworm
  • Scott Koehn
  • Nicole Mroczek
  • Sandy Terry

Holy Land

  • Rev. Mary Jensen
  • Rev. Megan Morrow

If you are interested in having one or more of these individuals speak to your congregation or group, contact Synod staff below.

Staff Contact:

If you are interested in supporting the Global Mission programs of the Nebraska Synod, please visit our online giving site.