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Synod Council

The Synod Council serves as the Rocky Mountain Synod board of directors and as the interim legislative authority between meetings of the Synod Assembly. 

Synod Council Commitment to Serve/Behavioral Covenant 

Rocky Mountain Synod Officers
  • The Rev. James Gonia - Bishop 2024
  • Ms. Earline Bohling - Vice President 2021
  • Ms. Susan Mitchell - Secretary 2023
  • Mr. Dennis Reynolds - Treasurer 2018
Synod Council

Synod Council Lay

  • Diana Biggs 2020
  • Terry Cole 2022
  • Todd Herreid, 2020
  • Bunga Manarung, 2020
  • Jay Voth 2020
  • Debra Frank Dew 2022
  • Ray Ferry 2022
  • Jeff Fairfax 2022
  • Wyatt Smith 2020

Synod Council Clergy

  • The Rev. Julie Brooks 2020
  • The Rev. Sara Wirth 2020 
  • The Rev. Matthew Weber 2022
  • The Rev. Reba Kiger-Kolasch 2022
  • The Rev. Terry Schjang
Consultation Committee

Lay

  • Carlene Goldthwaite (6 year term ending 2020)

Clergy

Committee on Discipline

Lay

  • Betty Boyd (6 year term ending 2019)

Clergy

  • The Rev. Scott Jorgenson (6 year term ending 2019)
  • The Rev. Inga Oyan Longbrake (6 year term ending 2019)
 

Rocky Mountain Synod Constitution 

The 2019 Churchwide Assembly, the ELCA Secretary recommended a number of non-required amendments to synod constitutions, along with required amendments. The non-required amendments were voted on by the synod council and are recommended for approval by voting members of the 2020 Synod Assembly.

Summary of non-required amendments

Required Amendments

RMS Constitution (October 2019)

For Synod Council Members:
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