2023 Elections

Congratulations to the following people who were elected to positions during our 2023 Synod Assembly:

  • Synod Council, At-Large, Lay: Toya Dragseth - St. Anthony Park, St. Paul
  • Synod Council, Youth: Lovetta Kamara - Redeemer, White Bear Lake
  • Synod Council, Young Adult: William Siong, Jr. - Eternal Flame, Vadnais Heights
  • Committee on Discipline, Clergy: The Rev. Sue Gravelle - Newport, Newport; The Rev. Rich Larson - Trinity, Stillwater; The Rev. Wendy Steger - All Saints, Eagan
  • Committee on Discipline, Lay: Russ Carlson - Grace, St. Paul
  • Consultation Committee, Clergy: The Rev. Tammy Wilkinson - Beaver Lake, Maplewood; The Rev. Jon Yurk - Christ the Servant, Vadnais Heights
  • Consultation Committee, Lay: Jeff Murray - Resurrection, Woodbury


We look forward to your participation on the synod council and committees!



The following persons were elected to positions during Conference Assemblies on Feb. 25:


Conference Dean – 3-year term

  • The Rev. Kirsten Fryer - Bethlehem in the Midway, St. Paul (City Conference)
    The Rev. Patrick Joiner - Luther Memorial, South St. Paul (Southeast Conference)


Synod Council – 3-year term

  • George Mickelsen (second term) - Zion, Chisago City (North Conference)
  • The Rev. Peter Christ - Prince of Peace, Roseville (North Central Conference)
  • The Rev. Caroline Harthun-Wooldridge (second term) - Faith, St. Paul (City Conference)
  • The Rev. Tim Maybee - Amazing Grace, Inver Grove Heights (Southeast Conference)
  • Melissa Taphorn (second term) - Shepherd of the Valley, Apple Valley (South Conference)


Nominating Committee – 3-year term

  • Linda Born - Trinity, North Branch (North Conference)
  • The Rev. Marty Wyatt - Roseville, Roseville (North Central Conference)
  • Marybeth Stoltz - Augustana, West St. Paul (Southeast Conference)
  • Birdie Olson - St. James, Burnsville (South Conference)