From August 1 through October 31 of this year, Deacon Sherry Krieger will be on sabbatical for a time of rest, renewal, and learning. She will be focusing her time on Lutheran missiology and how our synod may develop a meaningful missional practice.

During this time, we have arranged for additional temporary staff to provide vital support for congregations and leaders in the Call Process and in Transition of Leadership. 

Mary Satterfield, who has served our synod as the Chair of the Call Facilitators since 2015, will serve as the Call Process Coordinator, overseeing the call process and coordinating the work of our Call Facilitators as they interview potential Rostered Ministers and work with Call Committees throughout our synod. We encourage congregations and leaders in the call process to continue to be in contact with their Call Facilitator with any concerns or questions.

Pastor Doris Mars, who serves as pastor of St John’s in Findlay, will serve as the Transition Facilitation Team Leader, working with ministers and leaders of congregations in transition and supporting these congregations with leadership and resources.

For additional questions related to the Call Process / Transitions please contact Jennifer Prueter, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Bishop at 419-423-3664.

Any questions or concerns about congregational conflict or ministerial misconduct should be referred to Jacob Henry, Synod Administrator at, or 419-340-2820, or 419-423-3664.