The Synod Council is comprised of 28 members elected from each of the 12 synod clusters. The body is synod authority between synod assemblies. Included in the council are Bishop Kristen Kuempel, elected synod officers (vice president, treasurer, and secretary), and three council members who act as the executive committee. 


Executive Committee

Kristen Kuempel · Bishop
Felicity Pittman · Vice President, term expires 2024
Tami McHugh · Treasurer, term expires 2023
Paula Kenney · Secretary, term expires 2020
Patty Cowen · Cluster J, term expires 2021
John Guthridge · Cluster F, term expires 2021
Mike Sager · Cluster B, term expires 2021

SYnod Council

Cluster A

Inger Hanson · Cluster Representative, term expires 2025

Cluster B

Mike Sager · Cluster Representative, term expires 2021
Terri Lindemann · At Large Lay Female, term expires 2024

Cluster C

Ann Taylor · Cluster Representative, term expires 2021

Cluster D

Wayne Bebee · Cluster Representative, term expires 2023
Brandon Burch · At Large Lay Male, term expires 2025
Scot Cocking · At Large Lay Male, term expires 2022

Cluster E

Leslie Mason · Cluster Representative, term expires 2020
Karla Olson · At Large Lay Female, term expires 2026

Cluster F

John Guthridge, term expires 2021

Cluster G

Joel Ley · Cluster Representative, term expires 2020
Norfilia Tijerina · At Large Female, term expires 2023

Cluster H

Deborah Moore · Cluster Representative, term expires 2025
Lisa Therrell · At Large Lay Female, term expires 2022

Cluster I

Carma Kenyon · Cluster Representative, term expires 2024

Cluster J

Patty Cowen · Cluster Representative, term expires 2023

Cluster K

John Jamison · Cluster Representative, term expires 2024
Rhonda Veile · At Large Lay Female, term expires 2020
Matthew Larson · At Large Clergy, term expires 2024

Cluster L

Dick Theil · Cluster Representative, term expires 2022

Youth Representative

Fletcher Hamblen · Cluster A, term expires 2021

Synod Staff

Phil Misner, Assistant to the Bishop
Mary Morrow, Director for Evangelical Mission
Cathy Steiner, Administrator