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Synod Council
of the
West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod

Synod Council meets regularly three to four times during the year with special meetings held, often by teleconference, as need. The Synod Council is chaired by the vice president. The membership of the Synod Council includes the four officers of the synod and twelve voting members from around the synod, representing a balance of clergy and laity, geographical distribution, and age. Click here for the roster of the Synod Council and its committees.

Synod Council: 14 January 2023

´╗┐Synod Council, in special meeting, via Zoom, on 14 January 2023, took the following actions.

  • To renew extended ecumenical service for The Rev. Darick Biondi (UMC) to serve Cross of Grace Lutheran Church, Hurricane, WV, under CBCR/ELCA 8.63.02, effective 9 April 2023.
  • To renew authorization for local altar & pulpit fellowship for The Rev. Dr. Roger Dalman, under CBCR/ELCA 8.64, effective 9 April 2023.
  • To authorize up to $750 to support the intracampus move of Tri-Synod Archives at Thiel, funds to be taken from synod reserves.
  • To set the registration fee for Synod Assembly 2023 at $0.00 (i.e., free).
  • To appoint Ruth Bullwinkle (MVMC-C), Mary Sanders (MVMC-L), Karen Erskine-Valentine (PC-C), Sean Smith (UOVC-C), Ian Reid (OKVC-C), Lois Gray (UOVC-L), John Perry (OKVC-L), and Rick Losh (PC-L) to the Nominating Committee.
  • To authorize ExComm to fill any vacancies which may occur on the Nominating Committee.
  • To direct the bishop to organize a town hall on the Commission for a Renewed Lutheran Church, providing appropriate background resources.

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