This month’s Synod Council meeting was a full Saturday meeting. These Saturday meetings often allow for extended discussions and presentations around the normal anticipated business of roster changes, appointments, and reports. Pr. Kathleen Koran led the council in a quick overview of congregations in our synod and the information we have from sources like the annual parochial reports.
After interviews were conducted by the Executive Committee, Deacon Margaret Schmitt Ajer was presented for a call to the Assistant to the Bishop for Congregations position. "The Executive Committee was very excited by the gifts and skills that she will bring to this position," said Bishop Rimbo. Deacon Ajer will be present at our upcoming Synod Assembly and will officially begin in June.
Treasurer Frank Suttell presented the report of the Audit Committee. Our Synod Council adopted the financial statements and report for the fiscal year.
The 2016 actions of the Synod Council are available in the assembly reports. Their next meeting will be surrounding the annual retreat in June. Minutes will be posted after they are approved in June.