Synod Assembly 2022

May 20 & 21, 2022
Italian Community Center, Milwaukee

Synod Assembly Booklet

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Synod Assembly Overview

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  • Rostered Voting Members: 146
  • Lay Voting Members: 222
  • Non-Voting Participants: 41
  • TOTAL: 409


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Discipline Committee

  • AT LARGE, LAY FEMALE: Leigh Anne Muller (she/her)
  • AT LARGE, LAY MALE: Jeffrey Kehoe (he/him)
  • AT LARGE, ROSTERED MINISTER: Rev. Heidi Borkenhagen (she/her) and Rev. Sarah Stobie (she/her)

Synod Council

  • AT LARGE, LAY FEMALE: Rose Dotson (she/her)

Bishop Election

Report of the Fifth Bishop Election Ballot
Votes Cast: 315
Votes needed to elect (majority): 158
Paul Erickson: 215
Michelle Townsend de López: 100

Report of the Fourth Bishop Election Ballot
Votes Cast: 323
Votes needed to elect (60%): 194
Paul Erickson: 178
Michelle Townsend de López: 83
Harvard Stephens: 62

Report of the Third Bishop Election Ballot
Votes Cast: 328
Votes needed to elect (2/3 majority): 219
Paul Erickson: 188
Michelle Townsend de López: 127
Harvard Stephens: 12

Report of the Second Bishop Election Ballot
Votes Cast: 328
Votes needed to elect (75%): 246
Paul Erickson: 207
Michelle Townsend de López: 104
Harvard Stephens: 11
Asher O’Callaghan: 6

Report of the First Bishop Election Ballot