Conferences and Deans

Conferences

Our synod is divided into 16 geographical regions or conferences. Each congregation is therefore a member of a conference. Each spring, conferences meet to discuss issues before the coming annual assembly and for worship and fellowship. Conferences may also call other meetings, training or fellowship events.

LIST OF CONFERENCES

  • Blue Ridge Mountain
  • Cabarrus
  • Catawba
  • Coastal Plain
  • Gaston
  • Mecklenburg/Union
  • Northern Piedmont
  • Northwestern
  • Rowan
  • Salem
  • Sandhills/ S. Piedmont
  • Smoky Mountain
  • South Coastal
  • Southwestern
  • Triangle
  • West Central

 

CONFERENCE CLUSTERS    

  • EASTERN CLUSTER
  • Coastal Plains
  • Sandhill/S Piedmont
  • South Coastal
  • Triangle
  • CENTRAL CLUSTER
  • Cabarrus
  • Gaston
  • Mechlenburg/Union
  • Northern Piedmont
  • Northwestern
  • Rowan
  • Salem
  • West Central
  • WESTERN CLUSTER
  • Blue Ridge Mtn
  • Catawba
  • Smoky Mtn
  • Southwestern

Deans

The dean, a rostered member elected from within the conference, is the administrative officer of the conference and is an extension of the Office of the Bishop. The dean facilitates communication between the congregations in the conference and between the conference and the bishop. Deans usually install new pastors to congregations within the conference.

Title First Name Last Name Conference Email Office Phone
The Rev.MichaelCollinsSouthwesternClick Here(704) 735-9033
The Rev.JonathanConradNorthwesternClick Here(336) 476-4114
The Rev.JohnDuncanCatawbaClick Here(828) 327-3600
The Rev.BernardHessNorthern PiedmontClick Here(336) 643-7667
The Rev.DaleKemppainenSouth CoastalClick Here(910) 791-4582
The Rev.LindaMcHenryGastonClick Here
The Rev.JohnMouritsenMecklenburg/UnionClick Here(704) 847-4502
The Rev.JaniceMurrayCoastal PlainsClick Here
The Rev.ToddRauscherSandhills/S PiedmontClick Here(910) 692-2662
The Rev.KennethRayTriangleClick Here(919) 389-2549
The Rev.MichaelRileyBlue Ridge MtnClick Here
The Rev.RonaldRinnSalemClick Here(336) 722-8144
The Rev.Mary LouiseSittonRowanClick Here(704) 450-5910
The Rev.PhilipThorsenWest CentralClick Here
The Rev.PhilipTonnesenRowanClick Here(704) 633-4861
The Rev.KimTraboldCabarrusClick Here
The Rev.ChristopherWebbSmoky MtnClick Here(828) 253-0043