3E: Educate, Equip, Enact

The Synod Council Executive Committee is the direct governing board of 3E, approved by the Synod Council at its Fall 2018 meeting.  Rev. Michael Tassler, Julie Nelson, Deb Elstad, and Dana Peterson report directly to Bishop Gonia, the officers of the Synod, and the Executive Committee sharing financial reports, statistics on the numbers and kinds of grants, the progress of stewardship and other reporting as needed.  The Executive Committee has ownership of directing the purpose of 3E, on behalf of the Synod Council and the whole synod, and we position ourselves best for 3E to succeed in catalyzing and integrating function in our life together. Contact 3E

Rev. Michael Tassler (Colorado Springs, CO) Program Director

Julie Nelson (Shepherd of the Valley, La Salle, CO) Associate Director



Deb Elstad (Mt. Tabor, Salt Lake City, UT) Associate Director

 Rev. Dana Peterson, Director for Evangelical Mission (DEM)

3E Core Value
A leadership team based in trust.
 Our leadership team lives in trust of one another (and is rooted in some of the values expressed above: relationship first, vulnerability, that working together is far better than working alone in silos) enables openness, feedback, and critique without a fear of being personally wounded. We see complementarity in giftedness and share a sense of fun amidst our challenges.