Synod Council

The Northwestern Ohio Synod Council is the board of directors of this synod and serves as its interim legislative authority between meetings of the synod assembly. Members of the Synod Council are elected at the annual Synod Assembly. Each member serves a term of three years, and may be reelected once.

Bishop Daniel Beaudoin, President


Melissa Peper Firestone, Vice President


Tracey Wright, Secretary


Shae McGrew, Treasurer


Mary Boals
(2022, 1st term Maumee Valley Conf. Lay)


Casey Cox
(2023; 2nd term – Central Conf., Lay)


Rev. Mindy Elliot
(2023; 2nd term – Maumee Valley Conf., RM)


Brent Gardner
(2023, 2nd term – At-Large Lay)


Cindy Harris
(2022; 1st term – At-Large Lay)


Rev. Chris Hanley
(2022; partial term – Toledo Conf. RM)


Eastern Conf. RM
(Vacant – Eastern Conf. RM)


Rodney West-Estelle
(2024; 1st term – At-large Minority)

Deb Noll
(2023; 2nd term – Southeastern Conf., Lay)


Rev. Steve Ramsey
(2022; 1st term – Central Conf., RM)


Thomas Ritter
(2023; 2nd term – Toledo Conf., Lay)


Rev. Jarrod Schaaf
(2024; 2nd term – Southeastern Conf., RM)


Michelle Schaffer
(2022; 1st term – Eastern Conf., Lay)


Jari Knowlton Simard
(2022; 1st term – At-Large, Youth)


Clark Price
2024; 2nd term – North Central Lay


Rev. Melanie Haack
2024; 1st term – North Central RM


Rev. Robin Owen
2024; 1st term – Southwest RM


Wendy Bauer
2022; partial term – Southwest Lay

Synod Council Minutes

Independent Auditor’s Report