Synod Council

Officers of the Synod

^Conference Dean ~ *Executive Committee

Interim Bishop: The Rev. Chris Boerger  

Vice Pres: Stephen McDougal*

Secretary: Linda Dahl*

Treasurer: Kris Stauffacher*


Conference Representatives to Synod Council


North Conference

The Rev. Kary Jonas^

Leah Wisnewski*

Paul Syverson


South Conference

The Rev. Amanda Schultz Garcia^

Bryce Griffin



East Conference

The Rev. Mark Kvale^

Linda Raap

Dennis Glaman*


West Conference

The Rev. Karyn Bodenschatz^

Deb Bemis

Tom Andersen* - Council Vice Chair


Committee Representatives


Church in Society: The Rev. John F. Dumke*

Evangelism & Outreach: The Rev. Amanda Schultz Garcia

Global Mission: Vacancy

Mission Support: Vacancy


Synod W-ELCA Representative

President: JoAnn Salava


Extra-Parish Clergy Representative

The Rev. Ben Morris*


Young Adult Representative




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 (updated March 2021).

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