The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod: Salary Information

The Synod’s policy of full financial disclosure provides for making available to members of the Synod (congregations, pastors, teachers and others on the roster), on written request, the salary grid scales of all Synod and district officials, staff and faculty members of the Concordia University System, and International Center staff.

The reported salaries of national Synod officials in the chart herewith are as of the date of publication.  Officers and staff are responsible for providing their own housing.  In addition to salaries, the Synod pays 100 percent of the Concordia Plan Services premium for the employee at the Option B level, 75 percent of the Option B contribution for dependents and provides a housing differential equal to 5 percent of salary for lay employees in classes SM-9. The president receives an allowance for additional expenses.

More detailed information including salary grid scales of all Synod and district officials, staff and faculty members is available to congregations, pastors and rostered teachers by written request to Val Rhoden-Kimbrough, Executive Director of Human Resources, The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295.

Cash Salaries at Point of Publication:


President — $165,000

First Vice-President — $152,000

Secretary — $161,585

Vice-President/Treasurer — $161,585

Chief Administrative Officer — $152,000

Posted Oct. 22, 2010

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