Synod Council

Members of ABT Synod Council, Fall 2018

The Synod Council is the governing body of the Synod mandated by the Synod in convention to carry out functions and responsibilities for the Synod between conventions. It governs in accordance with the Synod Constitution, Bylaws, Council’s Governance Manual and the resolutions of the Synod Convention.

Details regarding the composition of the Council and their responsibilities may be found in Article XIII of the Synod Constitution and Part VII of the Synod Bylaws.

Current members and their terms are listed below:

Officers:
Bishop Larry Kochendorfer – term expires 2024
Deacon Karen Wedman (chair) – term expires 2027
Paul Ellison (treasurer) – term expires 2027
Keith Scheidt (secretary) – term expires 2024

Nyajuok Kulang  – Southwestern Area, Lay representative – term expires 2024
The Rev. Daranne Harris – Southwestern Area, Rostered representative – term expires 2024
Shae Belanger – East Central Area, Lay representative – term expires 2024
The Rev. Dr. Deborah Ann Taylor – East Central Area, Rostered representative – term to 2024
Walter Goos  – West Central Area, Lay representative – term to 2024
The Rev.Fred Schneider – West Central Area, Rostered representative – term to 2024
Heather Zirk – Northern Area, Lay representative – term to 2024
The Rev. Heidi Wachowiak – Northern Area, Rostered representative – term to 2024
Wendy Kalkan – Southern Area, Lay representative – term to 2024
The Rev. Janice Whitelock  – Southern Area, Rostered representative – term to 2024

Guests at Synod Council Meetings:

The Rev. Dr. James Hendricksen (National Church Council representative)
Kathleen Jensen (National Church Council representative)
The Rev. Trish Schmermund (Northern Area Dean)
The Rev. Julianna Wehrfritz-Hanson (West Central Area Dean)
The Rev. Matt Lyseng (East Central Area Dean)
The Rev. Kevin Powell (Southwestern Area Dean)
The Rev. Jeff Decelle (Southern Area Dean)