Synod Staff

Bishop Daniel Beaudoin

Bishop Daniel Beaudoin

Bishop

Bishop Beaudoin is overseeing and administering the work of the Northwestern Ohio Synod (NWOS).  He ordains and commissions candidates for ministry, installs lay and rostered ministers and provides pastoral care and leadership to the congregations and clergy of NWOS.

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Sherry Krieger

Sherry Krieger

Director of Leadership Development and Congregational Care

Sherry provides oversight for congregational relations with a focus on Ministry of Presence and Preventative Health. She is providing leadership for the Call Process in tandem with the Call Facilitators and Interim Pastors; is responsible for congregational care in matters of transition and conflict, providing resourcing, consultation and leadership development; and is assisting the Bishop in staff and synodical development.

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Kent Wilson

Kent Wilson

Director of Leadership Development and Congregational Vitality

Kent provides leadership for stewardship development, congregational vision and mission processes, congregational redevelopment and new church starts, and will help develop a synod-wide culture of discipleship.

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Jacob Henry

Jacob Henry

Interim Synod Administrator

Jacob is providing oversight for office operations, support staff, legal matters – including congregational and synodical constitutional questions and updates, Churchwide and Synodical events (Assembly planning and implementation) and financial aspects of the Office of the Bishop.

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Jennifer Prueter

Jennifer Prueter

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Bishop

Jennifer helps to manage the Bishop’s schedule and any matters related to Bishop Daniel including: roster changes, Letters of Call, Synod files, and communication related to Synod Council, the Deans, Installations, Ordinations, and Synod Sympathy announcements.

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Mary Boals

Mary Boals

Synod Accountant

Mary is responsible for synod accounting, oversees revenue and expenses, writes checks, interfaces with the ELCA Office of the Treasurer and vendors, provides monthly reports and fiscal accounting to the Bishop, staff and Synod Council.

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Cheryl Sondergeld

Cheryl Sondergeld

Program Assistant for Mission Advancement

Cheryl will be leading our event planning and coordination, coordinating volunteers, and will provide some administrative support for our professional staff.

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Caroline Guy

Caroline Guy

Coordinator of Communications and Technology

Caroline is facilitating the synod’s communications and media presence, in addition to providing communications and technological administrative support for the professional staff.

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Cathy Schibler

Cathy Schibler

Director of Candidacy

Pastor Cathy is overseeing and facilitating the NWOS Candidacy process. She guides students through every step of the candidacy process to from discernment to ordination, and assists Bishop Daniel in the assignment processes which brings New Call candidates to this synod.

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Brent Gnagey

Brent Gnagey

Technology Specialist

Brent is handling synod communication, website redesign and updates, the database and electronic/systems support for the Synod Office.

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Diane Stultz

Synod Receptionist

Diane will be the voice of the Synod Office you hear on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. She is answering phones, taking messages, managing  some of the inter-office communication, assisting Jacob and Sherry in Assembly preparation, and is assisting Mary with internal controls in the finance department.