Synod Leadership


Position Name   Term
Bishop Rev. Jason Zinko Email 2021
Chair Heather Howdle Email 2021
Secretary Rev. Courtenay Reedman Parker  Email  2021
Treasurer  Neil Miller  Email 2018

Synod Council Members 

Position Name   Term
Electoral Region 1: Western/Northern MB  Linda Hettrick Email 2021
Electoral Region 2: Central and Eastern MB  Carol Bilinski Email 2021 
Electoral Region 3: SE MB/NW ON Dorleen Dyrland Email 2021
Electoral Region 4: Winnipeg Michael Kvern Email 2021
  Heather Werboweski  Email  2021
At Large Rev. Leslie Poulin Email  2021
  Rev. Trudy Thorarinson Email 2021







Bishop Jason Zinko  Bishop of MNO Synod Email
Deacon Michelle Collins Assistant to the Bishop Email
Donna Jackson Office Administrator Email


View our Contact Us page for list of Synod Staff 







Leader Phone/Email Call
Michele Barr Michele Barr Coordinator of Spiritual Care at Fred Douglas Lodge
Barry Bence Barry Bence Retired
Arleen Berg Arleen Berg Retired
Katharine Bergbusch Katharine Bergbusch Retired
Michael Bergman   Retired
Lee Berry Lee Berry Retired
Chris Bishopp Chris Bishopp Faith, Winnipeg
Niels-Otto Christensen Niels-Otto Christensen Retired
Bart Coleman O: 204.268.1253
Bart Coleman
Zion, Beausejour
Matthew Diegel O: 807.344.1926
Matthew Diegel
Our Saviour’s, Thunder Bay
Donald J. Engel Donald J. Engel Retired
Lenise Francis Lenise Francis On Leave from Call
Melissa Frankland (ACC)  Melissa Frankland St. Paul’s, Steinbach
Jack Frederick Jack Frederick Retired
Val From Val From  St. Mary Magdelene, Winnipeg (Anglican)
Daren Gallivan O: 807.468.7828
Daren Gallivan
Trinity, Thalberg/St. Paul, Green Bay
Paul Gehrs O: 204.984.9156
Paul Gehrs
Asst to the National Bishop, Justice and Leadership, ELCIC
Bruce Gelhorn O: 204.661.2562
Bruce Gelhorn
Grace, Winnipeg
Leon Gilbertson Leon Gilbertson Retired
Tyler Gingrich Tyler Gingrich Gloria Dei, Winnipeg
Cathy Giroux Cathy Giroux Retired
Rebecca Graham O: 204.623.2119
Rebecca Graham
St. Alban’s Cathedral Church, Kenora, ON (Anglican) and Bethesda, Kenora, ON
Lynn Granke Lynn Granke Retired
Terry Gudmundson O: 204.326.3758
Terry Gudmundson
St. Paul’s, Steinbach
Gordon Hendrickson  Gordon Hendrickson Retired
Lynne Hutchison  O: 204.339.0412
Lynne Hutchison
St. Lukes Zion, Winnipeg
Robert Jacob  Robert Jacob Retired
Carol Janke Carol Janke On Leave From Call
Theodore Jannuska Theodore Jannuska Retired
George Johnson George Johnson Retired
Paul Johnson Paul Johnson St. John’s Cathedral (Anglican)
Susan Johnson O: 204.984.9157
Susan Johnson
National Bishop, ELCIC
Kolleen Karlowsky-Clark Kolleen Karlowsky-Clark Retired
Brian Keffer O: 807.274.5415
Brian Keffer
Zion, Fort Frances
David Knudson David Knudson Retired
Lanny Knutson Lanny Knutson Retired
Mark Koenker Mark Koenker Retired
Glen Krentz Glen Krentz Retired
Kenneth Kuhn Kenneth Kuhn Retired
Michael Kurtz Michael Kurtz First, Winnipeg
Jari Lahtinen Jari Lahtinen Hilldale, Thunder Bay, ON
Jeremy Langner Jeremy Langner Abundant Life, East St. Paul
Prince of Peace, Winnipeg
Ronald Long Ronald Long Retired
Edwin Long Edwin Long Retired
R. David Lowe R. David Lowe On Leave From Call
GW (Lee) Luetkehoelter Lee Luetkehoelter Retired Bishop
Annemarie MacIntosh Annemarie MacIntosh On Leave From Call
Albert Maier Albert Maier Retired
Jennifer Marlor Jennifer Marlor St. George’s, Winnipeg (Anglican)
Deborah Moroz Deborah Moroz Retired
Stacy Moroz Stacy Moroz Retired
Norris Nordin Norris Nordin Retired
Erik Parker Erik Parker Sherwood Park, Winnipeg
Leslie Poulin Leslie Poulin Church of the Cross, Morris
St. John, Rosenfeld
Courtenay Reedman Parker Courtenay Reedman Parker Messiah, Winnipeg
Donald A. Reimer Donald A. Reimer Retired
Stanton Richards Stanton Richards Retired
Nancy Ringham (ACC) O: 807.768.9890
Nancy Ringham
Theo Robinson (ACC) Theo Robinson St Michael’s, Victoria Beach (Anglican);
Interlake Regional Shared Ministry
Valerie Sander Valerie Sander Retired
Paul Sartison Paul Sartison Epiphany Lutheran Church, Winnipeg
Elaine Sauer Elaine Sauer St. Chad’s, Winnipeg (Anglican)
Richard Sauer Richard Sauer St. Mark’s, Winnipeg
Richard Schulz Richard Schulz Gimli, Gimli
Laurel Seyfert Laurel Seyfert Redeemer, Brandon
Donna Smalley Donna Smalley Retired
Richard Smith Richard Smith Retired Bishop
Claire Speary Claire Speary Retired
Murray Still (ACC) Murray Still St. Stephen & St. Bede, Winnipeg
Kris Taylor Kris Taylor Diaconal Minister, Spiritual Care Provider, St. Boniface Hospital
Trudy Thorarinson O: 204.745.3584
Trudy Thorarinson
Grace-St. John’s Anglican/Lutheran Church, Carman, MB
Terry Throndson Terry Throndson Retired
Mark Tiefenbach Mark Tiefenbach Retired
Larry Ulrich Larry Ulrich On Leave From Call
Ronald Vert Ronald Vert Retired
Hildegard Vickers Hildegard Vickers Retired
Jim Vickers Jim Vickers Retired
Nancy Walker C: 204-232-5313
Nancy Walker
Kenn Ward Kenn Ward Retired
Jason Zinko Jason Zinko Bishop, MNO Synod


Name Email address Phone Resides in
Rev. Lenise Francis



Rev. Barry Bence


Rev. Arleen Berg


Rev. Kolleen Karlowsky Clark


Rev. Jack Frederick


Rev. Gordon Hendrickson


Rev. George Johnson


Rev. David Knudson

204.735.2328 STARBUCK
Rev. Lanny Knutson


Rev. Mark Koenker


Rev. Deborah Moroz 431.338.6664 WINNIPEG
Rev. Larry Ulrich 204.254.6946 WINNIPEG

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