Bishop Daniel Beaudoin
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.
Director of Leadership Development for 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.
Director of Leadership Development for 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.
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.
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.
Coordinator of Programs Candidacy
Cheryl provides leadership for our programming, events, and coordination of volunteers, in addition to supporting the Call Process for congregations in transition. She also oversees and facilitates our Candidacy process, working closely with Bishop Daniel, Sherry Krieger and the Synod Candidacy Team to provide guidance to individuals from discernment to ordination.
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.
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.
Brent is handling synod communication, website redesign and updates, the database and electronic/systems support for the Synod Office.
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.