Synod Leadership





Position Name Email Term
Bishop Elaine Sauer 2018
Chair Heather Howdle 2020
Secretary Carol Janke 2018
Treasurer  Neil Miller 2018

Synod Council Members 

Position Name Email Term
Agassiz  Yolanda Yobb  2020
Aurora    Linda Hettrick 2018 
Brokenhead Diana Fosty 2018
Cambrian Haakon Dagsvik 2018
Interlake Tom Brook 2018
Metro Jim Mair 2018
Westman Vacant   2018
At Large Jason Zinko 2018
At Large Matthew Diegel 2018
At Large Bart Coleman 2018






Bishop Elaine Sauer  Bishop of MNO Synod 
Rev. Tyler Gingrich  Assistant to the Bishop
Debbie Beyer Financial Officer


View our Contact Us page for list of Synod Staff 









Leader Phone/Email Call
Michele Barr Diaconal Minister at Pembina Place PCH
Barry Bence Retired
Arleen Berg Retired
Dale Berg Retired
Katharine Bergbusch Retired
Michael Bergman   Retired
Lee Berry Retired
Chris Bishopp Faith, Winnipeg
Theodore Chell Retired
Niels-Otto Christensen Retired
Bart Coleman O: 204.268.1253
Zion, Beausejour
Michael Cone Retired

Matthew Diegel

O: 807.344.1926
Our Saviour’s, Thunder Bay
Donald J. Engel Retired
Richard Engel O: 204.348.2855
Brokenhead Shared Ministry 
Lenise Francis On Leave from Call 
Melissa Frankland   St. Paul’s, Steinbach
Jack Frederick Retired
John Fullmer   Retired
Daren Gallivan O: 807.468.7828
Bethesda, Kenora
Paul Gehrs O: 204.984.9156
Asst to the National Bishop, Justice and Leadership, ELCIC
Bruce Gelhorn O: 204.661.2562
Grace, Winnipeg
Leon Gilbertson Retired
Tyler Gingrich O: 204.505.3065
Assistant to the Bishop, MNO Synod
Cathy Giroux Retired
Rebecca Graham O: 204.623.2119
Christ Church, The Pas (Anglican Church Canada)
Lynn Granke O: 204.477.3216
Chaplain, Victoria Hospital, Winnipeg
Egil Grislis Retired
Terry Gudmundson
O: 204.326.3758
St. Paul’s, Steinbach
Cam Harder  O: 306.966.7867
Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon
Gordon Hendrickson Retired
Lynne Hutchison  O: 204.339.0412
St. Lukes Zion, Winnipeg
Robert Jacob Retired
Carol Janke  O: 204.888.1042
Messiah, Winnipeg
Theodore Jannuska Retired
George Johnson Retired
Paul Johnson St. John’s Cathedral (Anglican)
Susan Johnson  O: 204.984.9157
National Bishop, ELCIC
Kolleen Karlowsky-Clark Retired
Brian Keffer O: 807.274.5415
Zion, Fort Frances
David Knudson Retired
Lanny Knutson Retired
Mark Koenker On Leave from Call
Glen Krentz Retired
Kenneth Kuhn Retired
Johann Kunkel Retired
Michael Kurtz First, Winnipeg
Jari Lahtinen Hilldale, Thunder Bay
Ronald Long Retired
Edwin Long Retired
R. David Lowe Gloria Dei, Winnipeg
GW Luetkehoelter Retired Bishop
Annemarie MacIntosh Abundant Life, East St. Paul
Albert Maier Retired
Donald I. Miller Retired
Deborah Moroz Retired
Stacy Moroz O: 204.269.2661
On Leave from Call
Norris Nordin Retired
Erik Parker Good Shepherd, Selkirk
Leslie Poulin Church of the Cross, Morris
St. John, Rosenfeld
Courtenay Reedman Parker O: 204.661.2562
Temporarily Without Call 
Donald A. Reimer Retired
Stanton Richards Retired
Nancy Ringham (ACC) O: 807.768.9890
Hilldale, Thunder Bay
Valerie Sander Retired
Paul Sartison Epiphany Lutheran Church, Winnipeg 
David Saude O: 204.253.1491
Elaine Sauer Bishop, MNO Synod
Richard Sauer St. Mark’s, Winnipeg
Laurel Seyfert Redeemer, Brandon
Donna Smalley Retired
Richard Smith Retired Bishop
Paul Sodtke Retired
Claire Speary Retired
Murray Still St. Stephen & St. Bede
Kris Taylor O: 204.253.1491
Diaconal Minister, Faith
Trudy Thorarinson O: 204.745.3584
Grace-St. John’s Anglican/Lutheran Church, Carman, MB
Terry Throndson Retired
Mark Tiefenbach Retired
Erwin Tippel O: 204.768.3080
Larry Ulrich  Temporary without Call 
Ronald Vert Retired
Hildegard Vickers Diaconal Minister, Erickson Lutheran
Diaconal Minister, Christ Lutheran, Waldersee
Jim Vickers Erickson Lutheran
Christ Lutheran, Waldersee
Nancy Walker C: 204-232-5313
Kenn Ward Retired
Jason Zinko Sherwood Park, Winnipeg













Name Email address Phone Resides in
Rev. Gordon Hendrickson 204.735.2776 Starbuck, MB
Rev. Al Maier 204.326.2097 Steinbach, MB
Rev. Jack Frederick 204.753.2099 Pinawa, MB
Rev. Arleen Berg 807.767.4875 Thunder Bay, ON
Rev. George Johnson 807.852.3253 Rainy River, ON
Rev. David Knudson 807.473.0994 Thunder Bay, ON
Rev. Mark Tiefenbach 204.638.1638 Dauphin, MB
Rev. Terry Throndson 204.785.9787 Selkirk, MB
Rev. Ron Vert  204.735.2423 Starbuck,MB 
Rev. Barry Bence 204.219.7316 Winnipeg, MB
Rev. Ted Chell 204.775.3536 Winnipeg, MB
Rev. Lenise Francis 204.255.8628 Winnipeg, MB
Rev. Val From 306.260.1746 Winnipeg, MB
Rev. Tyler Gingrich 204.505.3065 Winnipeg, MB
Rev. Kolleen Karlowsky-Clark 204.275.0894 Winnipeg, MB
Rev. Lanny Knutson 204.889.8008 Winnipeg, MB
Rev. Mark Koenker 204.275.3549 Winnipeg, MB
Rev. Glen Krentz 204.228.1535 Winnipeg, MB
Rev. Ken Kuhn 204.885.2821 Winnipeg, MB
Rev. Don Miller 204.339.2856 Winnipeg, MB
Rev. Deborah Moroz 204.453.8201 Winnipeg, MB
Rev. Courtenay Reedman Parker 204.930.4634 Winnipeg, MB



Pulpit Supply Fee
For 2017 and 2018:
First Service: $200
Second Service: $75
(on same Sunday)

Mileage Rate for 2017: 
54 cents/km
(48 cents over 5,000 kms) Pension contribution to GSI  
3%-5% of fee to rostered minister for RRSP are required to be paid Any payment for pastoral supply is considered employment income and subject to deductions as per CRA payroll deduction and exemption guidelines.
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