Discover a Community of Support & Shared Ministry

At ELEA, we foster a supportive community of peers that nurtures leadership, encourages professional growth, and strengthens faith-based education & ministry.

Fostering Community, Excellence, and Faith

At the heart of the ELEA is a vibrant community of educational leaders who share your faith, values, and dedication to excellence. Our members form a unique tapestry of experience and passion, creating a space where you can find both professional camaraderie and personal support.

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Connect with
Like-minded Peers

Engage with a network of individuals who share your commitment to Lutheran education. In our community, every voice is valued, and every experience is an opportunity for growth.

Share and Receive Wisdom

Whether you're navigating day-to-day challenges or planning long-term strategies, our community offers a rich reservoir of shared knowledge and experience. By collaborating, we enhance not only our individual schools but also the broader landscape of Lutheran education.

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A Place of Belonging

ELEA is more than just a professional association; it's a place where you can be yourself, share your faith, and connect with others who understand the unique joys and challenges of being a Lutheran school administrator.

Join the ELEA and experience for yourself the power of community.
Together, we are stronger, wiser, and better equipped to fulfill our mission of providing exceptional, faith-based education.

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Professional Growth & Coaching

Conferences & Workshops

Attend events designed to keep you at the forefront of educational innovation.

Educational Resources

Access a library of materials, videos, and best practices to enhance your skill set.

Coaching

Gain insights and guidance from experienced administrators who have walked your path.

Consulting Services

Receive expert advice tailored to the unique needs of Lutheran schools.

Join the ELEA and experience for yourself the power of community.
Together, we are stronger, wiser, and better equipped to fulfill our mission of providing exceptional, faith-based education.

I am so grateful for the connections I made

Tammy Seidemann, Director of Holy Cross Preschool

"I am so grateful for the connections I made at the last conference, and we are continuing to stay in touch through all this. It is so comforting to know that there are other directors who are facing the same challenges I am. I can't begin to tell you how helpful it has been to be able to talk with others about what we are planning, what they have planned, and what has or has not worked for them. I don't know how I would have gotten through these last few months without the support of the ELEA and the directors I have met. Thank you for everything you have done!"

Tammy Seidemann, Director of Holy Cross Preschool

Menomonee Falls, WI

Membership that Pays for Itself and more...

Your ELEA membership is an investment that yields returns time and again

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Exclusive Insurance Benefits

Enjoy significant savings on insurance plans, offsetting your membership costs.

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Complimentary Resources

 Utilize an array of free educational tools and materials.

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Discounts on Essentials

Benefit from reduced prices on school supplies, information systems, and communication tools.

Join us today and be part of a community that champions faith, excellence, and innovation in Lutheran education.

Why ELEA?

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ELCA congregations sponsor weekday schools and/or early childhood education programs
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Children nationality are served by 1300 schools and centers
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Staff members are employed 1350 schools and centers
Jenny James, Director of First Lutheran Preschool

“Although I had years of experience in early childhood as a teacher when I became a preschool director of a Lutheran school, I realized I needed additional support. The ELEA has been there for me. They provide the resources, connections, and support that promote the well-run, love-infused ministry.”

Jenny James, Director of First Lutheran Preschool
Ellicott City Maryland

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“When I moved from my teaching position into the directorship a few years ago, I was delightfully surprised to discover the support of the ELEA and the community of directors. I have benefitted tremendously from the resources and the shared wisdom, knowledge, and experience of others who serve children and their families in Lutheran early learning centers throughout the country. Thank you for this vital ministry! It is a gift to know that I am not alone.”

Lori Erven, Director of St. Luke Preschool
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lori Erven, Director of St. Luke Preschool

Join the ELEA and experience for yourself the power of shared purpose and faith. Together, we are stronger, wiser, and better equipped to fulfill our mission of providing exceptional, faith-based education.