Synod Council

Legislation Between Annual Assemblies

The Synod Council is the board of directors of the synod and serves as its interim legislative authority between meetings of the synod assembly, which occurs annually. Council members are elected for three-year terms by the voting members during the annual assembly. Nominations come from the eight conferences and also at large.


BISHOP: MILLER, Wayne - Saint Mark, Aurora (West) '19

VICE PRES.: HENDERSON, Terry - Good Shepherd, Robbins (Southwest) '21

TREASURER: NEWBERRYWHITE, Yvette - Bethany, Chicago (South) '19

SECRETARY: CLAUSEN, Erin - St. James, Western Springs (Near West) '21


BROWN, Myrtis - Saint Stephen’s, Chicago (South) ‘19
CLARK, Lawrence - St. Mark, Chicago (South) '19
COSTELLO, Rebekah - St. Matthew, Itasca (Northwest) '21
DAHLKE, Alyssa - Christ, Vernon Hills (North) '21
DAUBERT, Marlene - Zion, Elgin (Northwest) '19
DOYLE, Phyllis - Edison Park, Chicago (Central) '21
FEIERTAG, Daniel - Good Shepherd, Oak Park (Near West) ‘21
GRAFE, Ben - Holy Spirit, Lincolnshire '19
HIEPLER HARTWIG, Jim - Holy Trinity, Chicago (Northeast) ‘19
KELLY, Dennis - Grace, Libertyville (North) ‘19
KLEIN, Christina - Edgebrook, Chicago (Central) '21
KNAPP, Michelle - Immanuel, Chicago (Northeast) '21
LANDIS, Betty - St. Paul's, Evanston (Northeast) '21
PEREZ, Iván - St. Luke's Logan Square, Chicago (Central) '21
RUSSELL, Rev. Michael - Jubilee Faith Community Church (Southwest) ‘21
WILLETT,  Charles - Good Shepherd, Robbins (Southwest) ‘19

Synod Attorney:
Mr. Andy Tecson

ELCA Church Council Liaison:

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