Conference Deans

Leading the Metropolitan Chicago Synod's Eight Conferences

The dean of a Conference shall:

a. aid the Conference and its planning council in setting and achieving Conference objectives,

b. arrange the monthly meetings of ordained ministers, associates in ministry, deaconesses, and diaconal ministers,

c. maintain personal contacts with the ordained ministers, associates in ministry, deaconesses, and diaconal ministers of the Conference,

d. serve as a communications link between the synod office and the ordained ministers, associates in ministry, deaconesses, and diaconal ministers of the Conference,

e. make an annual written report to the bishop -- including a summary of Conference activities and advising with respect to the conditions and needs of this church within her/his Conference -- to be part of the reports to the Assembly, and

f. perform such other duties as the bishop may from time to time assign.

The deans may attend meetings of the Council as spokespeople and observers for their Conferences, with voice but not vote at such meetings.

Current Conference Deans are:

Central Conference

The Rev. Joanne Fitzgerald (6/17)
Martin Luther Lutheran Church
6850 W Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60634
773-777-8821 - congregation
pastormom97@sbcglobal.net

Relates to the Rev. Ray Legania at the synod office

Near West Conference

The Rev. Katie Hines Shaw (6/18)
Redeemer Lutheran Church
139 E. 1st Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
630-323-5530 - congregation
630-325-5604 - fax
pastorkatie@redeemerhinsdale.org

Relates to the Rev. Sarah Stumme at the synod office

North Conference

Rev. Ellen Arthur (6/17)
Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church (interim pastor)
285 Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030-1133
847-223-4111-congregation
847-223-9981-fax
eija@minister.com

Relates to the Rev. Cynthia K. Hileman at the synod office

Northeast Conference
Co-deans 

The Rev. Deanna Langle (6/18)
University Lutheran Church/Lutheran Campus Ministry at Northwestern University
2204 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
847-864-7849 - congregation
deanna.langle@u.northwestern.edu

The Rev. Nicholas J. Zook (6/17)
Concordia Lutheran Church
3855 N. Seeley Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
773-281-1225 - congregation
773-935-0414 - fax
nzook@concordiaplace.org

Relates to the Rev. Ray Legania at the synod office

Northwest Conference

The Rev. Linda J. Thurston (6/18)
Christus Victor Lutheran Church 
1045 South Arlington Heights Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
847-437-2666 -congregation
847-437-2687-fax
lthurston@cvlutheran.org

Relates to the Rev. Cynthia K. Hileman at the synod office

South Conference
Co-deans

The Rev. Lawrence J. Clark (6/17)
St. Mark Lutheran Church
655 E 88th Street
Chicago, IL 60619
773-723-2246 - congregation
773-723-5159 - fax
pcstmarklutheran@yahoo.com
 

The Rev. Jennie English (6/17)
Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church
9401 South Oakley Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
773-445-7558 - congregation
773-445-7559 - fax
jennie.english@ameritech.net

Relates to the Rev. Ray Legania at the synod office

Southwest Conference
Co-deans

The Rev. Robert S. Klonowski (6/17)
Faith Lutheran Church
18645 Dixie Hwy.
Homewood, IL 60430-3714
708-799-1160-congregation
708-799-7129-fax
Pastorklonowski@comcast.net

The Rev. Elaina B. Salmon (6/17)
Bethany Lutheran Church
500 Lemont Street
Lemont, IL 60439
630-257-7953 - congregation
prelainasalmon@gmail.com
 

Relates to the Rev. Ray Legania at the synod office

West Conference

The Rev. Trudy Stoffel (6/17)
Geneva Lutheran Church
301 South 3rd Street
Geneva, IL 60134
630-232-0165 - congregation
pastortrudy@sbcglobal.net

Relates to the Rev. Sarah Stumme at the synod office

 

 
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