Synod Council

The Synod Council shall be the board of directors of this synod and shall serve as its interim legislative authority between meetings of the Synod Assembly.


Vice President

Dr. Joyce Caldwell (Faith, Cedarburg)


The Rev. Sarah Stobie

(Bay Shore, Whitefish Bay)


The Rev. Karen Pahl

(Christ The Servant, Waukesha)

Council Members

Central Conference

Jerry Key

(Reformation, Milwaukee)

North Conference

Linda Grosser

(St. John, Jackson)

South Conference

The Rev. Matt James

(Redeemer, Racine)

South Central Conference

Todd Beutin

(St. Luke, Greendale)

West Conference

The Rev. Kimberly Jordan

(Resurrection, Pewaukee)

West Central Conference

Missy Powers

(Christ The Servant, Waukesha)

At Large – Clergy

The Rev. Douglas Andersen

(Zion, Ashippun)

At Large – Clergy

The Rev. Joshua Gyson

(St. Luke, Slinger)

At Large – Lay Female

Laura Coleman

(Christ the King, Port Washington)

At Large – Lay Female

Dr. Rose Dotson

(Cross, Milwaukee)

At Large – Lay Male

Jose Andres Guerrero

(Ascension, Milwaukee)

At Large – Lay Male

Steven Hartfield

(St. Mary’s, Kenosha)

Young Adult Representative

Jacob Andres Guerrero

(Ascension, Milwaukee)

Youth Representative

Lucas Short

(Holy Cross, Menomonee Falls)

Minutes and Summaries

Non-voting Members

Anti-Racism Representative

The Rev. Aida Muniz (Ascension, Milwaukee)

Karina Ward (Kingo, Shorewood)

President of Synodical Women of the ELCA

 Donna Yourell

Reconciling in Christ Representative

The Rev. Char Guiliani (Incarnation, Milwaukee)


Nominations Form

  • Our nomination form is available here.


2023 – 2024 Meetings

All meetings begin at 6:15 pm unless noted

  • September 21, 2023
  • November 16, 2023
  • January 18, 2024
  • March 21, 2024
  • May 9, 2024
  • July 11, 2024

Synod Assembly