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


Nancy Yunker, Vice President


Diane Ninke, Secretary


Shae McGrew, Treasurer


Wendy Bauer
(2024, 1st Term – SW Conf., Lay)


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


Rev. Mindy Elliott
(2023 2nd Term – Maumee Valley Conf., Clergy)


Brent Gardner
(2023 2nd Term – Eastern Conf., Lay)


Rev. Melanie Haack
(2024, 1st Term – NC Conf., Clergy)


Cindy Harris
(2026, 2nd Term – At-Large Lay)

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


Rev. Robin Owen
(2024, 1st Term – SW Conf., Clergy)


Rev. Brenda Peconge
(2025 1st Term – Toledo Conf., Clergy)


Clark Price
(2024, 1st Term – NC Conf., Lay)


Rev. Steve Ramsey
(2024 1st Term – Central Conf., Clergy)


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


Jillian Russell
(2025, 1st Term – SE Young Adult)


Michelle Schaffer
(2026; 2ND Term – Eastern Conf., Lay)


Kelly Weber
(2025 1st Term – MV Conf., Lay)


Rodney West-Estell
(2024, 1st Term – Minority/non-English primary language)

Synod Council Minutes

Independent Auditor’s Report