The Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod Council

Actions of the Synod Council: October 6, 2018 Actions of the Synod Council: October 6, 2018 (600 KB)

The synod council is the interim legislative authority between meetings of the synod assembly. Among the responsibilities of the synod council are:

  • Recommending program goals and budgets to the assembly
  • Carrying out the resolutions of the assembly
  • Providing annual reviews of the roster

Bishop: The Rev. Kurt F. Kusserow
Vice President: Barbara Nugent (VP-elect)
Secretary: The Rev. William Schaefer (Secretary-elect) 
Treasurer:  Jane Bittcher

Guidelines for Synod Treasurer:

For a document outlining the position description for synodical Treasurer, please download the following document:

Synod Treasurer Guidelines Synod Treasurer Guidelines (186 KB)


Terms expiring in 2021:

Clergy:

Christina A. Hough
Bruce P. Nordeen
Robert J. Schaefer +
Kimberly M. van Driel +

Laypersons:

Tricia Christman
Kathye Schaeffer
John Webb
Jacob Zaffuto

Terms expiring in 2023:

Clergy:

Sarah Rossing +
Susan A. G. Irons
James V. Arter III
Kerri L. Clark

Laypersons:

Dennis T. Lane +
Kelly Spanninger
Dr. Wendy Farone
Amy J. Schultz
Myra L. Fozard
Fiona Lubold (Young Adult)
Noah Schaefer (Youth)

 + indicates Executive Committee member

OFFICERS:  The Rev. Kurt F. Kusserow, Bishop; Barbara Nugent, Vice-President (elect); The Rev. William Schaefer, Secretary (elect); Jane Bittcher, Treasurer