Refugee & Immigration Task Force

Along with ELCA AMMPARO, Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service (LIRS) and other partners, the Task Force works to support and advocate for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. They encourage our synod churches to become “Welcoming Congregations” 

The Task Force coordinates a Guardian Angel Program in the immigration courts of Boston & Hartford, and provides experiential events, “Hope for the Holidays” card-writing for those in detention, and immersion experiences.

Chairperson: Doreen Rinas,

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Pastor Rebecca Bourret

Pastor Britta Carlson

Pastor Anne Deneen

Linda Gillet

Gabu Keyl

Rolf Larson

Pastor Paula Mehmel

Ade, Tommy and Auderien Monareh

Bruce Norskog

Pastor David Rinas

Pastor Santiago Rodriguez

Bess Sproul

Jan Steinbauer