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Teams and Committees

In addition to our SYNOD COUNCIL, the Primary Table of our synod, several groupings exist to strengthen ministry in our synod. Interested in this activity? Contact the chair of a committee, table or team to learn more.
  • BUILDING PUENTES TEAM – organizes synod efforts building more intentional relationship with our siblings in the ELCA Caribbean Synod in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria http://www.BuildingPuentes.com
    • Chair: The Rev. Carmelo Santos – carmelosantos25(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com

     

  • CANDIDACY COMMITTEE participates in the churchwide process of discernment, preparation and formation leading to approval for public ministry in the ELCA in partnership with candidates, congregations and seminaries.
    • Chair: Deacon Erin Swenson-Reinhold –

The following standing committees are served by elected members.

  • COMMITTEE ON DISCIPLINE stands ready to be called upon in case need of a disciplinary process arises during oversight of pastoral and congregational relationships in the synod. Persons on this committee of 12 (half ordained ministers and half lay people) are elected by the Synod Assembly for a term of six years without consecutive reelection. Currently serving are (term concludes after Synod Assembly in year indicated):
    • Chair: Bishop Richard Graham
    • The Rev. Susanne Blume (2019)
    • William Dinnison (2021)
    • The Rev. Renata Eustis (2019)
    • Marshall Love (2019)
    • The Rev. David Slagel Peck (2021)
    • Paula Wester (2019)
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  • CONSULTATION COMMITTEE stands ready to be called upon when there is disagreement among factions within a congregation on a substantive issue which cannot be resolved by the parties, even after initial consultation with the synod bishop. Persons on this committee of 12 (half ordained ministers; half lay people) are elected by the Synod Assembly for a term of six years without consecutive reelection. Currently serving are (term concludes after Synod Assembly in year indicated):
    • Karen Consiglio (2022)
    • The Rev. Renata Eustis (2022)
    • Suzanne Hazard (2018)
    • The Rev. Thomas Knoll (2020)
    • The Rev. Jeanne Lowe (2020)
    • The Rev. Beth Neubauer (2018)
    • The Rev. Mark Olsen (2018)
    • Paul Ramshaw (2018)
    • Michael Sonnenberg (elected 2018)
    • Barbara Topel (2020)
    • Kathryn Wahl (2020)
    • The Rev. Scott Zimmerer (elected 2018)

MAILING ADDRESS:
Metro D.C. Synod, ELCA
P.O. Box 77245
Washington, DC 20013

OFFICE LOCATION:
305 E Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20001

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