Synod council

Synod Council is the governing body of the synod. Council leads the synod in accordance with the constitution, the bylaws and resolutions of the synod in convention. Synod Council normally meets for two day sessions two times a year and normally meets by teleconference twice a year. Synod Council has developed a Governance Manual in order to focus council on the governance of the synod while delegating day to day management to the direction of the bishop’s office.

Each council member is elected by Synod Convention:

  • Two officers are elected by the Convention directly: the secretary of the synod and the synod treasurer.
  • Eight additional members consisting of an equal number of rostered ministers and lay persons are elected by the convention to serve for six years.
  • The Chair of council is an officer elected by the council from its own membership.
  • The Bishop, elected by the Convention, is a member of Synod Council ex officio, and is the chief executive officer of the synod.

Synod council meeting minutes can be accessed from the Resource Directory.

Current membership

The new council was elected at the June 2018 Sask Synod convention.  Synod council will meet in October to elect the Chairperson and Vice-chair from their membership.

Bishop: Rev. Dr. Sid Haugen [email protected]

Chairperson: To be elected

Vice-chair: To be elected

Secretary: Cheryl Bauer Hyde [email protected]

Treasurer: Lyndon Carlson [email protected] 

Rostered ministers:

Lay persons:

  • Merv Bender [email protected]
  • Cindy Hoppe- elected in 2018
  • Lynda Erlandson- elected in 2018
  • Jeff Barber- elected in 2018
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