The Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

1853 N. 75th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53213
United States

Attesting Officer
Juris Pulins
Director of Information


Media Contact
Juris Pulins
Director of Information

43.0550278, -88.0063798


This body was organized into a denomination on Aug. 22, 1975 after having existed as the Federation of Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America since 1955. This church is a regional constituent part of the Lutheran Church of Latvia Abroad, a member of the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches.
The Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America works to foster religious life, traditions and customs in its congregations in harmony with the Holy Scriptures, the Apostles', Nicean and Athanasian Creeds, the unaltered Augsburg Confession, Martin Luther's Small and Large Catechisms and other documents of the Book of Concord.
The LELCA is ordered by its Synod (General Assembly), executive board, auditing committee and district conferences.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2007
9,700
2,800
1,250
10,950
60
2005
10,800
0
1,300
12,100
60
2004
11,273
0
1,314
12,586
60
2002
12,124
0
1,460
13,584
68
2001
12,465
0
1,380
13,846
68
1999
13,431
0
1,581
15,012
71
1998
14,000
0
1,550
15,550
72
1996
15,200
0
1,700
16,900
74
1995
10,970
0
1,127
12,097
57
1994
11,322
0
1,124
12,446
55
1993
12,137
0
1,243
13,380
55
1990
11,432
0
1,121
12,553
56
1989
11,697
0
1,168
12,865
56
1988
11,914
0
1,297
13,211
56
1987
12,291
0
1,297
13,588
57
1986
12,515
0
1,323
13,838
62
1985
12,191
0
1,385
13,576
59
1984
12,609
0
1,634
14,243
61
1983
12,578
0
1,582
14,160
62
1982
11,810
0
1,716
13,526
60
1981
11,753
0
1,608
13,361
62
1980
12,486
0
1,788
14,274
62
1979
12,392
0
1,902
14,294
64
1978
10,727
0
1,581
12,308
56
1977
10,836
0
1,767
12,603
57
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2007
41
8
12
61
2005
40
9
14
63
2004
43
10
10
63
2002
43
0
0
63
2001
46
12
10
68
1999
52
13
4
69
1998
50
18
4
72
1996
56
0
0
84
1995
39
0
0
62
1994
39
0
0
65
1993
39
0
0
68
1990
34
0
0
48
1989
31
0
0
46
1988
29
0
0
45
1987
28
0
0
40
1986
28
0
0
40
1985
29
0
0
41
1984
33
0
0
43
1983
38
0
0
48
1982
39
0
0
52
1981
44
0
0
61
1980
51
0
0
65
1979
53
0
0
70
1978
56
0
0
70
1977
57
0
0
70
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2007
14
0
0
0
2005
16
0
0
0
2004
18
0
0
0
1999
20
0
0
0
1998
18
0
0
0
1995
20
0
0
506
1994
22
0
0
600
1993
22
0
0
617
1990
19
0
0
0
1989
20
0
0
0
1987
20
0
0
560
1986
20
0
0
560
1985
22
0
0
587
1984
24
0
0
618
1983
19
0
0
597
1982
21
0
0
682
1981
23
0
0
737
1980
26
0
0
876
1979
26
0
0
903
1978
24
0
0
0
1977
22
0
0
934
1976
31
0
0
1,247
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
2004
$461,000
$3,473,000
$3,473,000
2002
$496,000
$3,094,000
$2,598,000
1999
$481,000
$2,834,000
$2,353,000
1998
$1,040,000
$4,260,000
$3,220,000
1996
$4,139,000
$6,791,000
$2,652,000
1995
$453,947
$3,458,374
$3,004,427
1994
$442,618
$3,689,092
$3,246,474
1993
$422,496
$3,344,631
$2,922,135
1989
$372,000
$2,750,000
$2,378,000
1988
$379,000
$2,861,000
$2,482,000
1987
$305,000
$2,727,000
$2,422,000
1986
$283,000
$2,593,000
$2,310,000
1985
$270,000
$2,200,000
$1,930,000
1984
$230,000
$2,040,000
$1,810,000
1983
$220,000
$2,020,000
$1,800,000
1982
$193,000
$1,793,000
$1,600,000
1981
$200,000
$1,785,000
$1,585,000
1980
$215,000
$1,628,000
$1,413,000
1979
$244,381
$1,160,725
$916,344