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The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s Northern Illinois District is congregations plus new missions and satellite sites, as well as schools, that span 24 counties in the northern third of Illinois.

As of June 1, 2018, the district is being led by President Allan R.  Buss.


Filled with living hope in Christ, Confessing, Praising, and Advancing His Kingdom

As LCMS Lutherans in Northern Illinois, we will carry out this mission by upholding three pillars. These pillars direct our work together in the vision laid out for us.

  • WORD: Helping congregations be more centered on a rich life of Word and Sacrament, with congregational support in transitions as well as time of joys and sorrows.
  • WELLNESS: Promoting and encouraging health and vitality in congregations, schools, ministries, professional workers and lay-leaders.
  • WITNESS: Encouraging personal witnessing, congregational engagement with their community, support of our NID partnerships and missions and sharing in a world mission field together.