Synod of Alberta and the Territories
10014 – 81 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 1W8

Phone: 780 439-2636
Toll-Free: 866-430-2636
Fax: 780 433-6623
General Inquiries

The Synod is served by one full-time staff, two part-time staff, and about thirty or more volunteers serving through various Ministry Teams (program committees) and council committees.

Synod office hours; Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Closed Mondays, Fridays in July and August, as well as all Statutory holidays.


The Rev. Dr. Larry Kochendorfer
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Biography Bishop Larry



The Rev. Prema Samuel (photo to come)
Assistant to the Bishop for Congregational Life

Biography for Rev. Prema Samuel

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Marg Daly
Administrative Assistant (Full-time)
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Sheryl Burry
Bookkeeper/Accounting (Part-time)

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Richard Janzen 
ABT Editor – Canada Lutheran (part-time, deployed)
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Other part-time deployed Staff:

Bishop Don Sjoberg (ret.) – Consultant Related to Church Property and Dissolution of Congregations (including active cemeteries)

Diaconal Minister Dr. Faith Nostbakken – Northern Ecumenical Officer

Rev. Daranne Harris – Southern Ecumenical Officer

Rev. Gary Nickel – Synod Necrologist/Archivist

Colleen McGinnis – Wednesday Word Assistance


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