Schedule

Bishop Satterlee endeavors to visit congregations regularly, just as pastors seek to visit congregants on a regular basis. Bishop Satterlee concentrates on congregations that invite him, congregations celebrating significant events, and those where there is a need. Bishop Satterlee is happy to schedule special worship services during the week, and finds  these to be very meaningful times. They frequently include time for fellowship and conversation that Sunday morning cannot. Bishop Satterlee does his best to accept invitations to preach and/or preside, especially when there is a sacramental need due to vacation or vacancy.

Bishop Satterlee values conversations and visits with pastors and deacons. He considers it a privilege to pray with the rostered leaders of the synod. Please telephone Bishop Satterlee (517-321-5066). If he cannot receive your call, leave a message and he will call back as soon as possible.

Bishop Satterlee is also a recognized preacher, teaching theologian, and conference speaker. The North/West Lower Michigan Synod Council recognizes this vocation and supports Bishop Satterlee accepting invitations to preach, teach , and lead continuing education events, especially in preaching, as a way our synod contributes to the wider church.

You may schedule a congregation visit or invite Bishop Satterlee to preach, lecture or teach by calling the North/West Lower Michigan Synod Office (517-321-5066) or emailing Bishop Satterlee.

April 2024

  • Synod Staff, April 17, 1 PM.
  • Trinity, Battle Creek, April 21, 2024.
  • Synod Staff, April 24, 1 PM.
  • Portico Listening Session, April 26, 2 PM.
  • Grace, Alpena, April 28, 2024.
  • Resolution Discussion Section, April 30, 6–8 p.m.

May 2024

  • Synod Staff, May 1, 1 PM.
  • Living Water Ministries Board, May 1, 2 PM.
  • Budget & Compensation Guidelines Discussion Session, May 2, 6–8 PM.
  • Zion, Cadillac, May 5, 2024.
  • Conference of Bishops, May7, 2 PM.
  • Technology Orientation, May 7, 6–7 PM.
  • Synod Staff, May 8, 1 PM.
  • Region VI Bishops, May 8, 2024.
  • Technology Orientation, May 8, 6–7 PM.
  • Technology Orientation, May 9, 6–7 PM.
  • Synod Assembly, Zoom, May 11, 2024.
  • Pentecost chrism Mass, Kalamazoo Conference, Trinity, Battle Creek, May 14, 11 AM.
  • Synod Staff, May 15, 1 PM.
  • Disability Learning Day, Peace, Gaylord, May 18, 2024.
  • Peace, Gaylord, May 19, 2024.
  • Advisory Board, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, May 20–21, 2024.
  • Synod Staff, May 22, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, May 29, 1 PM.

June 2024

  • Living Water Ministries Staff Training, June 4, 12 PM
  • Synod Staff, June 5, 1 PM.
  • Indiana – Kentucky Synod, June 6–9, 2024.
  • Synod Staff, June 12, 1 PM.
  • Living Water Ministries Board, June 13, 3 PM.
  • Notre Dame Preaching Conference, June 17–19, 2024.
  • Synod Staff, June 26, 1 PM.

July 2024

  • Synod Staff, July 3, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, July 10, 1 PM.
  • Living Water Ministries Board, July 11, 3 PM.
  • Augustana, Tustin, July 14, 2024.
  • ELCA National Youth Gathering, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 15–20, 2024.
  • Synod Staff, July 24, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, July 31, 1 PM.

August 2024

  • Mission Support Cruise, Michigan Princess, Lansing, August 1, 6 PM.
  • Trinity, Manton, August 4, 2024.
  • Synod Staff, August 7, 1 PM.
  • Emanuel Lutheran and Grace Episcopal 150th, Ludington, Michigon, August 11, 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, August 14, 1 PM.
  • Living Water Ministries Board, August 15, 2 PM.
  • Synod Staff, August 21, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, August 28, 1 PM.
  • Bishop’s Personal Retreat, August 29 – September 2, 2025.

September 2024

  • Bishop’s Personal Retreat, August 29 – September 2, 2025.
  • Executive Committee, September 3, 12 PM.
  • Adult Theological Education, September 3, 7 PM.
  • Synod Staff, September 4, 1 PM.
  • Synod Council, TBD, September 7, 10 AM.
  • Adult Theological Education, September 10, 7 PM.
  • Synod Staff, September 11, 1 PM.
  • Region VI Bishops, September 11, 3 PM.
  • Adult Theological Education, September 17, 7 PM.
  • Synod Staff, September 18, 1 PM.
  • Bethlehem, Lansing, September 22, 10 AM.
  • Adult Theological Education, September 24, 7 PM.
  • Synod Staff, September 25, 1 PM.
  • Conference of Bishops, September 26-30, 2024.

October 2024

  • Adult Theological Education, October 1, 7 PM.
  • Synod Staff, October 2, 1 PM.
  • Adult Theological Education, October 8, 7 PM.
  • Synod Staff, October 9, 1 PM.
  • Indiana –Kentucky Synod Bishop Installation, October 12–13, 2024.
  • Synod Staff, October 16, 1 PM
  • Faith, Grand Rapids, October 20, 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, October 23, 1 PM.
  • Settlement/Gowan and St. Paul/Greenville, October 27, 2024.
  • Synod Staff, October 30, 1 PM.

November 2024

  • Synod Staff, November 6, 1 PM.
  • Conference of Bishops, November 12, 2 PM.
  • Synod Staff, November 13, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, November 20, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, November 27, 1 PM.

December 2024

  • Executive Committee, December 3, 12 PM.
  • Region VI Bishops, December 3–4, 2024.
  • Synod Council, December 7, 10 AM.
  • Trinity/Kalamazoo, December 8, 2024.
  • Synod Staff, December 11, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, December 18, 1 PM.

2025

  • Bishops Academy, January 5-13, 2025.
  • Executive Committee, February 4, 12 PM.
  • Synod Council, February 8, 10 AM.
  • Conference of Bishops, February 27-March 3, 2025.
  • Executive Committee, April 1, 12 PM.
  • Synod Council, April 8, 10 AM.
  • Holy Week, April 13-20, 2025.
  • Region VI First Call Theological Education, April 29 – May 1, 2025.
  • Synod Assembly with Bishop Election, Location, Mount Pleasant, May, 18-20, 2025.
  • Notre Dame Preaching Conference, June 16–18, 2025.
  • ELCA Churchwide Assembly, Phoenix, Arizona, July 28 – August 2, 2025.
  • Saren, Saint Joseph, May 10, 10 AM.
  • Bishop’s Personal Retreat, August 28 – September 1, 2025.
  • Executive Committee, September 2, 12 PM.
  • Synod Council, September 6, 10 AM.
  • Conference of Bishops, October 3–7, 2025.
  • Executive Committee, December 2, 12 PM.
  • Synod Council, December 6 6, 10 AM.

2026

  • Conference of Bishops, February 24-28, 2026.
  • Holy Week, March 29-April 5, 2026.
  • Bishop’s Personal Retreat, August 28-September 1, 2026.
  • Conference of Bishops, September 22–26, 2026.