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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 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 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 Sunitha Mortha
NEAR WEST CONFERENCE CO-DEANS

Pastor Heidi Torgerson (6/23)

Grace Lutheran Church
200 N Catherine Ave
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-0730 – congregation

Pastor Chris Honig (6/23)

Ascension Lutheran Church
400 Nuttall Rd
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-2600 – congregation
 

Relates to Pastor Kyle Severson
NORTH CONFERENCE DEAN

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 DEAN

Pastor Kelly Faulstich (6/22)

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

Pastor Josh Evans

St. Philip Lutheran Church
1609 Pfingsten Road
Glenview, IL 60025
847-998-1946 – congregation

Relates to Pastor Kathy Nolte (interim)
NORTHWEST CONFERENCE DEAN

Deacon Tracy Katschke-Goss (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 Kathy Nolte
SOUTH CONFERENCE DEAN

Pastor Nancy Goede (6/21)

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

Relates to Synod Office (interim)
SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE CO-DEANS

Pastor Chris Wogaman (6/22)

Trinity Lutheran Church
102 Marquette St
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 Wyvetta Bullock
WEST CONFERENCE DEAN

Pastor Anders Nelson (6/23)

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

Pastor Julie Grafe

Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church
420 W. Downer Pl.
Aurora, IL 60506
630-897-5936 – congregation

Relates to Pastor Sunitha Mortha
SYNOD STAFF RELATERS

Pastor Sunitha Mortha () – Central and West

Pastor Kyle Severson () – North and Near West

Pastor Kathy Nolte () – Northwest and Northeast

Pastor Wyvetta Bullock () – Southwest

Synod Office () – South

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