Governance

The Saint Paul Area Synod Assembly is the highest legislative authority in the Saint Paul Area Synod and meets annually to conduct business. Between meetings of the synod assembly, the synod council serves as the board of directors of the synod and the interim legislative authority. Day to day work is carried out through the synod office. Information about governance at the ELCA churchwide level is available at www.elca.org/governance.

 

Saint Paul Area Synod Council

The Rev. Patricia Lull, Bishop

Carol Hood, Vice President

David Laden, Treasurer

The Rev. Amanda Simons, Secretary

The Rev. Marla Amborn, North Conference Representative

The Rev. Andrew Evenson, East Central Conference Representative

The Rev. Ali Ferin, North Central Conference Representative

Jason Langworthy, South Central Conference Representative

The Rev. Walt Lichtenberger, South Conference Representative

The Rev. Megan Torgerson, Southeast Conference Representative

Teresa Bettman, Young Adult Representative

Mark Lichtenberger, Youth Representative

Mike Collins, At-Large Representative

Deb Dahlberg, At-Large Representative

The Rev. Peter Hanson, At-Large Representative

 

Advisors

The Rev. Christine Bellefeuille, East Central Conference Dean

The Rev. Elizabeth (Betsy) Hoium, North Central Conference Dean

The Rev. Meredith McGrath, North Conference Dean

The Rev. Lloyd Menke, South Conference Dean

The Rev. Megan Torgerson, Southeast Conference Interim Dean

The Rev. Patrick Shebeck, South Central Conference Dean

Sarah Crippen, Esq., advisor

Tricia Niesche, advisor

The Rev. Justin Grimm, staff, advisor

Deacon Krista Lind, staff, advisor

The Rev. Peter Harrits, staff, advisor