2020 Acknowledgements

Thank you to the following people who made our 2020 Synod Assembly possible:


Assembly Planning and Logistics

Anna Marsh, staff

Mary Smith, staff


Prayer Leaders

The Rev. Joann Conroy, retired

The Rev. Chris Bellefeuille, Trinity, Stillwater

The Rev. Jodi Houge, Humble Walk, St. Paul

The Rev. Sarah Breckenridge, St. Andrew’s, Mahtomedi


Synod Election Committee

*The Rev. Marla Amborn, Immanuel, Almelund, chair and synod council representative

The Rev. Kyle Jackson, St. Andrew’s, Mahtomedi

The Rev. Taryn Montgomery, Chisago Lake, Center City

The Rev. Dan Streeper, House of Prayer, Oakdale


Bishop’s Election Committee

Kelly Birkmaier, Mt. Calvary, Eagan

The Rev. John Froiland, retired

Katie Hendrikson, Augustana, West St. Paul

*Jason Langworthy, Saint Anthony Park, St. Paul, chair

Deacon Krista Lind, staff

Sue Fairchild, Shepherd of the Hills, Shoreview


Registration and Credentials

Michael Gold, registration lead

Alicia Rodriguez, staff

The Rev. Chris Bellefeuille, synod council representative


Nominating Committee

The Rev. Brice Bloxham, Shepherd of the Hills, Shoreview

Michael Collins, synod council representative

Kirsten Levorson, Shepherd of the Valley, Apple Valley

*The Rev. Timothy Maybee, Our Savior’s, Circle Pines, chair

Lynne Moratzka, Elim, Scandia

The Rev. Jill Rode, St. Anthony Park, St. Paul

The Rev. Rebecca Sullivan, Lakeview, Maplewood

Bishop Patricia Lull, staff


Reference and Counsel Committee

The Rev. Cindy Bullock, Immanuel, St. Paul

Sarah Crippen, synod attorney

The Rev. Susan Gravelle, Newport, Newport

The Rev. Justin Grimm, staff

Wayne Griesel, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Roseville

Doug Johnson, Trinity, Stillwater

The Rev. Walt Lichtenberger, synod council representative

The Rev. Diane Sponheim, Faith, Rosemount


Tech Help Desk

David Roinas, staff

Assistants: Kyle Anderson, Sara Funkhouser, Michael Jordan, Brianna Lloyd, Amy Mihelich, Teleen Saunders and Tammy Wilkinson


Additional Thanks

AVVR Audio Visual & Video Resources

Saint Paul Area Synod Council

The Rev. Tanner Howard, parliamentarian

Dan Nyberg, women's panel videographer

Lori Fedyk, churchwide representative

Randy Smith, assembly secretary

Hymn Contest applicants, winners, and judges

Dr. Diane and Paul Jacobson