Annual Reporting Reminders
for Congregations and
Rostered Ministers
Annual Reporting for Rostered Ministers
All rostered ministers in the ELCA are required to complete an annual report to the bishop. Follow this link to select the applicable report from the ELCA website page. This report is a fillable PDF. To ensure that your report is saved properly before sending or printing it, please follow the instructions below. 

Once completed, please return this form to the synod office by email (see below) or by mail to the Pacifica Synod office at 1801 Park Court Place, Bldg. C, Santa Ana, CA, 92701. 

  1. Right-click or control-click (on a Mac) on the file you want to use and select "save file" so it gets saved on your computer in a place you can find.
  2. Close the webpage! Don't type your answers in the webpage version!
  3. Find the file on your computer, and open it in Acrobat or Preview or another .pdf reader.
  4. Fill out a couple lines of the form. Save it. Close the file. Reopen it to see that the data is being saved correctly.
  5. Finish completing the file and save it.
  6. Find the file on your computer and attach it to an email sent to Bishop Taylor at

Congregational Reports (Parochial Reports)
In December, the ELCA mailed the 2021 Congregational Report forms to all congregations. The mailing included Form A, Form C, the instructions, and the financial worksheet. In addition, the Congregational ID number and password for online reporting (printed on Form A) were included in the mailing. You will need these items to log in and file your report online. To do so, follow this link.

The information included in these reports is vital to the ELCA's commitment to improving its efforts to spread the good news and are used in allocating the ELCA's resources to synods and congregations. Did you know that the information you submit (or do not submit) in your parochial report goes into your congregation's trend report, which is publicly available online? Seekers looking for your congregation can see not only the information you submit but also whether the congregation hasn't submitted parochial reports. 

In addition, filing of your most recent congregation report is a requirement of many of our Pacifica Synod grants.

The due date for these forms is March 1, 2022. If you can't locate your login information, please contact Carol Youngman at
2022 Statement of Intent for Mission Support
Congregations are asked to submit their 2022 Statement of Intent as soon as your 2022 budget is approved. You may find a copy of the fillable 2022 Statement of Intent here for you to complete and return to the Pacifica Synod office as soon as you are able, if you haven't done so already. You can mail it to the synod office or email a scanned copy to Terri Robertson at

The ELCA has provided another resource for your use in your congregation - “Mission Support: A Deep Dive.” This flyer helps members better understand how the churchwide organization uses Mission Support, including the types of ministry that Mission Support makes possible. Click here to download your copy today!
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