The Synod of the ELCI, has a legislative period of four years, and it is the sovereign body of the ELCI, which discusses and decides on all matters of ecclesial life. The duties are defined in Article 18 in the Constitution of ELCI. The Synod provides voting rights for the following members:
Also part of it, but without the right to vote, the chairperson of the Board of Auditors, the Board of Mediators and the Technical and Financial Commissions. The Presidency of the Synod led by the President and Vice-President, whose duties and responsibilities are described in Art. 20. of the Statute of the ELCI. They are elected for four years, with the possibility of re-election.
The Dean, as chief pastor, heads the ELCI. He represents the Church as a whole. He’s elected by the Synod. His office lasts four years and he can be elected again.
The consistory has, as governing body, the responsibility for the ongoing business and administration of the ELCI. Its duties are in Article 22. of the Statute of the ELCI. The President of the Consistory is the Dean (priest), the next seat is the Vice-Dean (priest) and three lay members are elected from the circle of vice president and financial officer. The mandate of the Consistory is for four years: re-election is possible. The current Consistory:
At the head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Italy there are also the Audit Committee, the Arbitration Committee, the Arbitration Committee in Faith and Doctrine Issues, and a number of permanent organs such as the Conference of Pastors, the Treasurer Conference, and the Finance Committee. (The exact functions of these bodies are given in the status of the articles devoted to them)