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 on 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 Minutes: 

Meeting Minutes November 4-5, 2022

2023 Upcoming Meetings: 

April 29 (in person, Ministry Site Partner) 

May 2 (Zoom, 6pm)

June 3-4 (Synod Assembly, Fargo)

August 29 (Zoom, 6pm)

November 3-4 (in person, Fargo) 

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. Bonnie Weaver

    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. Kirk Meseck

    Conference President: 

    Conference Vice President: Cienna Toso

    Conference Secretary/Treasurer: Rev. Sarah Raymond

  • Mayville conference

    Conference Dean: Rev. Trichelle Kirchenwitz

    Conference President:  Rev. Julie Tillberg

    President: Deb Stave

    Conference Secretary/Treasurer: Judy Stensland

  • prairie rose confernce

    Conference Dean: Rev. Gary Lundberg (interim) 

    Conference President: Jeff Halvorson

    Conference Vice President: 

    Conference Secretary/Treasurer: Marilee Eikom

  • jamestown conference

    Conference Dean: Rev. Erik Weber (interim)

    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. Brian Hansen

    Conference Vice President: Tifani Luschen

    Conference Secretary/Treasurer: Nathan VanWechel

  • wahpeton conference

    Conference Dean: Rev. Erika Buller

    Conference President: Rev. Julie Ballinger

    Conference Vice President: Sally Fredrickson

    Conference Secretary/Treasurer: Kris Beck