The Synod Staff works with congregations in candidacy, the call process, formation, leadership development, stewardship, evangelism, church finance, property administration, congregational management, and conflict resolution. The staff also maintains the roster and carries out work in accounting and communication.
The role of the Bishop is to:
- Preach and teach the apostolic faith of the Church. Shepherd of the rostered leaders and congregations of the synod, exercising both pastoral care and discipline.
- Provide for Word and Sacrament ministry within the territory of the synod, including the Church’s power to ordain.
- Oversee the work of the Church’s mission within the territory of the synod.
- Give witness to the unity of the Church as a member of the ELCA Conference of Bishops and as the synod’s chief ecumenical officer.
The Rev. Craig Alan Satterlee, Ph.D., Bishop
Bishop Satterlee is an internationally recognized scholar, sought after preacher, speaker, and teacher, and published author. Learn more about Bishop Satterlee and find his public schedule at his personal webpage.
Pastor Sarah Friesen-Carper
Assistant to the Bishop for Congregational and Leadership Excellence
Pastor David Sprang
Assistant to the Bishop and Director for Evangelical Mission
Pastor Chrysanne Timm
Assistant to the Bishop for Synod Life
Executive Assistant to the Bishop
Equipping Leaders for Mission and Ministry Administrator