Linda Lovell staffs the e-mail center.
Mim Woolbert assists assembly participants in the e-mail center.
E-mail Center for the 2009 Churchwide Assembly participants.
Delegations are divided to allow for a wider variety of conversation.
Respectful conversations were held during the quasi-committee of the whole.
Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson presents the next question to the group.
Volunteers get a break and a good breakfast before the day begins.
David Swartling and Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson.
Secretary David Swartling and Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson discuss the events for the day.
Convening as the quasi-committee of the whole allows the voting members to discuss the ministry policies.
Voting members assembly as the quasi-committee of the whole to discuss the ministry policies.
Voting members meet in roundtable discussions.
Fellow voting members listen respectively.
Tables integrate the delegations.
Thoughtful discussions among voting members.
Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson instructs the voting members of the agenda for the quasi-committee of the whole.
E-mail center remains busy during the 2009 Churchwide Assembly.
Roundtable discussions allow the voting members to have fruitful conversations about one another's perspectives.
Voting members assemble as the quasi-committee of the whole to discuss the ministry policies.
Carla Borchardt explains her position to a fellow voting member.
Linda Svensk, manager of Brand Management Services, ELCA Board of Pensions, surrounds herself with all the benefits available to ELCA Board of Pension plan members.
Teresa Gonyer and Connie Clausen of the ELCA Board of Pensions assists plan members in signing-up for the Health Assessment.
Teresa Gonyer and Connie Clausen of the ELCA Board of Pensions assist plan members sign-up for the Health Assessment.
A rainy Thursday afternoon, waiting for the Service of Footwashing to begin.
Thursday saw a gentle all-day rain with cooler temperatures, but it couldn't dampen the warmth assembly goers experienced from whenever the encountered a local resident of the city.