New England District

THE MISSION of the New England District is to encourage and assist its
congregations in their ministry of Word and Sacrament to build up the
body of Christ and to make disciples of all peoples.

The New England District is one of the 35 districts of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS), and encompasses all six New England states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The New England District includes approximately 70 congregations and missions, subdivided into 9 circuits, as well as 24 preschools and 5 elementary schools. Baptized membership is over 22,000; with New England's total population standing at 14,240,000 as of 2005, the District's membership represents only 0.16% of the local population – the lowest of any of the LCMS' 33 geographical districts.

The New England District was formed in 1972 out of the Atlantic District. District offices are located in Springfield, Massachusetts. Delegates from each congregation meet in convention every three years in Springfield to elect the district president, vice presidents, circuit visitors, a board of directors, and other officers. The Rev. Timothy Yeadon has served as President of the New England District since he was elected in June of 2012 and re-elected at convention in June 2015 and June 2018. Prior to being elected as President of the NED, he served his entire ministry as Pastor at St. Paul's in New Hartford, CT.

The 17th Regular Convention was held June 2015 in Springfield, MA. Discipleship emerged as a top priority from the Revitalization Self-Assessment Workshops. The District plans to provide workshops and webinars to help the saints in New England with discipleship.

The June 2012 Convention theme was "Mercy, Witness and Life Together in New England"