leadership


synod council

The Synod Council is the board of directors for the Eastern North Dakota (EaND) Synod.  The Synod Council consists of members elected from each conference (one rostered and one lay representative), three executive positions, a multi-cultural representative, a youth representative and the president of the Eastern ND WELCA.  Each person elected to the Synod Council shall be a voting member of the congregation of the EaND Synod, with the exception of ordained minister on the roster of this synod who reside outside the territory of the synod. (See the Constitution, Bylaws, and Continuing Resolutions of the EaND Synod) 
Members of the Synod Council serve as liaisons to one of the synod boards.

Synod Council meetings are scheduled in June in conjunction with synod assembly, and in the fall.  The council is responsible for the business of the synod between yearly synod assemblies.


Click here for a list of Synod Council Members


Previous Meeting Summaries: 

Meeting Minutes November 4-5, 2022

Summary of Actions April 29th, 2023

Summary of Actions October 13-14

Summary of Actions December 7, 2023


2024 Meetings: 

February 24

April 13

June 1-2 (with Synod Assembly)

conference leadership

Each conference has a Dean, President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer which are 3-year positions,  elected by the conference.

  • Spirit lake conference

    Conference Dean: Rev. Cassie Borges

    Conference President: Nicholas Rohde

    Conference Vice President: Rev. Cassie Borges

    Conference Secretary/Treasurer: Nancy Rader

  • grafton conference

    Conference Dean: Rev. Beth Peterson

    Conference President: Blaine "Bucky" Peterson

    Conference Vice President: Rev. Carter Hill

    Conference Secretary/Treasurer: Gary Helland

  • grand forks conference

    Conference Dean: Rev. Peter Coen-Tuff (interim) 

    Conference President: 

    Conference Vice President: Cienna Toso

    Conference Secretary/Treasurer: Rev. Sarah Raymond

  • Mayville conference

    Conference Dean: Rev. Rachael Puttbrese

    Conference President:  Rev. Julie Tillberg

    Vice President: Deb Stave

    Conference Secretary/Treasurer: Judy Stensland

  • prairie rose confernce

    Conference Dean: Rev. Gary Lundberg

    Conference President: Jeff Halvorson

    Conference Vice President: Bethany Wurtz

    Conference Secretary/Treasurer: Marilee Eikom

  • jamestown conference

    Conference Dean: Rev. Susan Haukaas

    Conference President: Rev. Lucinda Lien

    Conference Vice President: John Thompson

    Conference Secretary/Treasurer: Cheryl Foell

  • fargo conference

    Conference Dean: Rev. Cassie Anderson

    Conference President: Rev. Micah Louwagie

    Conference Vice President: Tifani Luschen

    Conference Secretary/Treasurer: Nathan VanWechel

  • wahpeton conference

    Conference Dean: Rev. Julie Johnson

    Conference President: Rev. Jule Ballinger

    Conference Vice President: Sally Fredrickson

    Conference Secretary/Treasurer: Kris Beck