Synod Committees

Below is a list of all committees. To e-mail them directly, please click on their name.

Assembly Planning

Chair: Rev. Kathy Ingbritsen  & Rev. Karyn Bodenschatz


Candidacy Team

Chair: Rev. Len Liptack


Church in Society

Chair: Rev. John Dumke, Chair

  • World Hunger 

      Interim Co-Chairs: Bob & Kathy Weeks

Constitution Review

Chair: Bishop Jim Arends


Evangelism and Outreach

Chair: Rev. Amanda Schultz Garcia


Global Mission

Chair: Vacancy

  • Middle East

      Chair: Rev. Kent Johnson

  • Companion Synod in Peru

      Chair: Gregg Attleson 

  • Companion Synod in the Czech Republic

      Chair​: Rev. Anne Hokenstad

Lutheran Campus Ministry (LCM)

Chair: Naomi Stennes-Spidahl

Lutheran Youth Leading Evangelism

Chair: Bishop JIm Arends


Mission Support 

Chair: Rev. Libby A. Howe


Nominating Committee

Chair: Linda Dahl


Professional Service & Care

Chair: Rev. Dawn Lindberg

  • Compensation 

  • Extraparish Ministries

  • First-Call Theological Education


Women of the ELCA

President: JoAnn Salava


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