Synod Council

Officers of the Synod

^Conference Dean ~ *Executive Committee

Bishop: The Rev. Jim Arends*

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^

Lucy Hardie - Council Vice Chair

Bryce Griffin


East Conference

The Rev. Mark Kvale^

Linda Raap

Dennis Glaman*


West Conference

The Rev. Karyn Bodenschatz^

Deb Bemis

Tom Andersen*


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

Addison Arndt



Click to view Synod Constitution

 (updated October 2019).

Council Courier
What's happening with YOUR Synod Council? See the Council Courier from their Sept 2019 meeting . . or as a
1-page bulletin insert

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