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.

June 2024

  • Seron, Saint Joseph, June 16, 2024.
  • Notre Dame Preaching Conference, June 17–19, 2024.
  • Advent, Lake Ann, June 23, 9:30 AM.
  • National Cemetery Tour, Arlington National Cemetery, June 25, 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.
  • Conference Deans, August 8, 11 AM.
  • 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.
  • Autumn Leadership Event, Trinity, Midland, September 10, 2024.
  • Adult Theological Education, September 10, 7 PM.
  • Synod Staff, September 11, 1 PM.
  • Region VI Bishops, September 11, 3 PM.
  • “Building Homiletical Bridges Alongside Those with Disabilities,” Academy of Homiletics, September 12, 2 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.
  • Disability Learning Day, Peace, Gaylord, October 5, 2024.
  • Peace, Gaylord, October 6, 2024.
  • 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.
  • You Are Witnesses Retreat, Saint Francis Retreat Center,, Dewitt, MI, November 11–12, 2024.
  • Hope Women’s Retreat, Saint Francis Retreat Center,, Dewitt, MI, November 12, 2024.
  • Conference of Bishops, November 12, 2 PM.
  • Synod Staff, November 13, 1 PM.
  • St. John, Three Rivers, November 17, 2024.
  • Synod Staff, November 20, 1 PM.
  • Feast of Victory, Acme, November 24, 2024.
  • 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.
  • Vacation, December 15–22, 2024.

2025

  • Bishops Academy, January 5-13, 2025.
  • Synod Staff, January 15, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, January 22, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, January 29, 1 PM.
  • Executive Committee, February 4, 12 PM.
  • Synod Staff, February 5, 1 PM.
  • Synod Council, February 8, 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, February 12, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, February 19, 1 PM.
  • Conference of Bishops, February 25-March 1, 2025.
  • Synod Staff, March 5, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, March 12, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, March 19, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, March 26, 1 PM.
  • Executive Committee, April 1, 12 PM.
  • Synod Staff, April 2, 1 PM.
  • Synod Council, April 5, 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, April 9, 1 PM.
  • Holy Week, April 13-20, 2025.
  • Synod Staff, April 16, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, April 23, 1 PM.
  • Region VI First Call Theological Education, April 29 – May 1, 2025.
  • Synod Staff, May 7, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, May 14, 1 PM.
  • Synod Assembly with Bishop Election, Location, Mount Pleasant, May, 18-20, 2025.
  • Synod Staff, May 28, 1 PM.
  • St. John, Three Rivers, May 29, 2025.
  • Synod Staff, June 4, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, June 11, 1 PM.
  • Notre Dame Preaching Conference, June 16–18, 2025.
  • Synod Staff, June 18, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, June 25, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, July 2, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, July 9, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, July 16, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, July 23, 1 PM.
  • ELCA Churchwide Assembly, Phoenix, Arizona, July 28 – August 2, 2025.
  • Synod Staff, August 6, 1 PM.
  • Saren, Saint Joseph, August 10, 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, August 13, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, August 20, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, August 27, 1 PM.
  • Bishop’s Personal Retreat, August 28 – September 1, 2025.
  • Executive Committee, September 2, 12 PM.
  • Synod Staff, September 3, 1 PM.
  • Synod Council, September 6, 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, September 10, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, September 17, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, September 24, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, October 1, 1 PM.
  • Conference of Bishops, October 3–7, 2025.
  • Synod Staff, October 8, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, October 15, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, October 22, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, October 29, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, November 5, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, November 12, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, November 19, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, November 26, 1 PM.
  • Executive Committee, December 2, 12 PM.
  • Synod Staff, December 3, 1 PM.
  • Synod Council, December 6, 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, December 10, 1 PM.
  • Synod Staff, December 17, 1 PM.

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.