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Conference Deans

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 a Conference shall:
  • aid the Conference and its planning council in setting and achieving Conference objectives,
  • arrange the monthly meetings of ordained ministers (deacons and pastors),
  • maintain personal contacts with the ordained ministers of the Conference,
  • serve as a communications link between the synod office and the ordained ministers 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 Jason Glombicki

Wicker Park Lutheran Church
1500 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
773-276-0263

Relates to Pastor Sunitha Mortha
NEAR WEST CONFERENCE DEAN

Pastor Chris Honig

Ascension Lutheran Church
400 Nuttall Rd
Riverside, IL 60546
708-447-2600
 

Relates to Pastor Nathan Klein
NORTH CONFERENCE DEAN

Pastor Eric Schaefer

Relates to Pastor Nathan Klein
NORTHEAST CONFERENCE DEAN

Pastor Kelly Faulstich 

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

Pastor Luke Harris-Ferree

Grace Lutheran Church
1430 South Boulevard
Evanston, IL 60202
847-475-2211

Relates to Pastor Kathy Nolte
NORTHWEST CONFERENCE DEAN

Pastor Katherine Ehlert

Lutheran Church of the Cross
Arlington Heights

Pastor Charles Plummer

The Lutheran Home
Arlington Heights
630-210-5841

Relates to Pastor Kathy Nolte
SOUTH CONFERENCE DEAN

Pastor Nancy Goede

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

Relates to Pastor Carla Thompson Powell
SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE CO-DEANS

Pastor Lynn Bird

Zion Lutheran Church
17100 69th Ave
Tinley Park, IL 60477
708-532-1600

Pastor Bethany Ulrich

First Lutheran Church
2519 Grove St
Blue Island, IL 60406
708-385-4700

Relates to Pastor Kathy Nolte
WEST CONFERENCE DEAN

Pastor Anders Nelson 

St. Paul Lutheran Church
515 S Wheaton Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
630-668-5953 

Relates to Pastor Sunitha Mortha
SYNOD STAFF RELATERS

Pastor Sunitha Mortha () – Central and West

Pastor Nathan Klein () – North and Near West

Pastor Kathy Nolte () – Northwest, Northeast and Southwest

Pastor Carla Thompson Powell ()- South

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Metropolitan Chicago Synod Office

Ph: 773-248-0021

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

In Jesus’ name: we proclaim the gospel, make disciples, do justice.

THE METROPOLITAN CHICAGO SYNOD IS A RECONCILING IN CHRIST SYNOD

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