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Conference Deans and Relaters

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

– Acts 20:35

Objectives

The Dean of Conference Shall: 
  • aid the Conference and its planning council in setting and achieving Conference objectives,
  • arrange the monthly meetings of ordained ministers, and deacons,
  • maintain personal contacts with the ordained ministers and deacons of the Conference,
  • serve as a communications link between the synod office and the ordained ministers, and deacons of the Conference,
  • make an annual written report to the bishop — including a summary of Conference activities and advising with respect to the conditions and needs of this church within the Conference — to be part of the reports to the Assembly, and
  • perform such other duties as the bishop may from time to time assign.

The deans may attend meetings of the Council as spokespeople and observers for their Conferences, with voice but not vote at such meetings.

Contact Info, by Location

CENTRAL CONFERENCE DEAN

Pastor Carla Thompson Powell (6/23)

United in Faith Lutheran Church
6525 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 670634
773-283-2326 – congregation

Relates to Pastor Kathy Nolte
NEAR WEST CONFERENCE CO-DEANS

Pastor Julie Boleyn (6/22)

Unity Lutheran Church
6720 31st Street
Berwyn, IL 60402
708-788-4132 – congregation

Pastor Zachary Wagner (6/21)

Saint Paul Lutheran Church
545 S. Ardmore Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
630-832-5580 – congregation

Relates to Pastor Kyle Severson
NORTH CONFERENCE CO-DEANs

Pastor Matthew J. Smith-Laubenstein (6/22)

Grace Lutheran Church
501 Valley Park Drive
Libertyville, IL 60048
847-367-7050 – congregation

Pastor Eric Schaefer (6/23)

Grace Lutheran Church
501 Valley Park Drive
Libertyville, IL 60048
847-367-7050 – congregation

Relates to Pastor Kyle Severson
NORTHEAST CONFERENCE CO-DEANS

Pastor Chris Neptun (6/22)

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2328 Central Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025
847-724-6060 – congregation

Pastor Kelly Faulstich (6/22)

Resurrection Lutheran Church
3309 N Seminary Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
773-525-0605 – congregation

Relates to Pastor Robert E. Biekman
NORTHWEST CONFERENCE CO-DEANS

Pastor Joel Lohafer (6/22)

Christ Lutheran Church
41 S. Rohlwing Rd
Palatine, IL 60067
847-358-4600 -congregation

Deacon Tracy Katschke (6/22)

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
1234 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-255-8700 ext. 240 – congregation

Relates to Pastor Sunitha Mortha
SOUTH CONFERENCE CO-DEANS

Pastor Lester White (6/21)

7352 S. Calumet Avenue
Chicago, IL 60619
773-782-7776 – congregation

Pastor Nancy Goede (6/21)

Augustana Lutheran Church
5500 S. Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
773-493-6451 – congregation

Relates to Pastor Robert E. Biekman
SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE CO-DEANS

Pastor Chris Wogaman (6/22)

Trinity Lutheran Church
2901 Western Avenue
Park Forest, IL 60466
708-747-8388 – congregation

Pastor Nathan Klein (6/23)

St. Stephen Lutheran Church
14700 Kildare Ave
Midlothian, IL 60445
708-388-4283– congregation

Relates to Pastor Kathy Nolte
WEST CONFERENCE CO-DEANS

Pastor PJ Malin (6/22)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1310 Shepherd Drive
Naperville, IL 60565
630-961-9200 – congregation

Pastor Tim Seitz (6/22)

Prince of Peace
2600 W. 75th Street
Woodridge, IL 60517
630-969-1268 – congregation

Relates to Pastor Sunitha Mortha
SYNOD STAFF RELATERS

Pastor Robert Biekman () – South and Northeast

Pastor Sunitha Mortha () – Northwest and West

Pastor Kyle Severson () – North and Near West

Pastor Kathy Nolte () – Central and Southwest

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Address: 1420 W. Dickens Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

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