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Synod Council

Officers

The Rev. Herman R. Yoos

The Rev. Herman R. Yoos

Bishop

Deacon Lexanne Graves

Deacon Lexanne Graves

Vice-President

The Rev. W. Osborne "Ozzie" Herlong

The Rev. W. Osborne "Ozzie" Herlong

Secretary

Raymond L. Hendrix, Jr.

Raymond L. Hendrix, Jr.

Treasurer

2021

The Rev. Brad Bellah *

The Rev. Brad Bellah *

Clergy - Eastern Area

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Shepherd of the Sea, Garden City

The Rev. Patti Sue Burton-Pye

The Rev. Patti Sue Burton-Pye

Clergy - At Large

Sherry Fowler

Sherry Fowler

Female – At Large

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Martin Luther, Charleston

Luz Marin

Luz Marin

Female - Northern Area

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Parroquia Nuestro Salvador, Greenville

David Pursey

David Pursey

Male - At Large

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Summer Memorial, Newberry

James (Jim) Riddle, Jr. *

James (Jim) Riddle, Jr. *

Male - Central Area

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St. David, West Columbia

Anna Rush Schultz

Anna Rush Schultz

Youth (Grade 8-11)

2022

Kayla Audette *

Kayla Audette *

Female - Central Area

Daniel Crofts

Daniel Crofts

Young Adult

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St. Matthew’s, Charleston

The Rev. JoAnna Gragg

The Rev. JoAnna Gragg

Clergy - At Large

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Mt. Horeb, Chapin

The Rev. James Henricks

The Rev. James Henricks

Clergy - Northern Area

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Summer Memorial, Newberry

John L. Kinard *

John L. Kinard *

Male - At Large

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Immanuel, Greenwood

Larry Rathe +*

Larry Rathe +*

Male - Eastern Area

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Shepherd of the Sea, Garden City

Kathy Riggin

Kathy Riggin

Female - At Large

LeVone Griffin

LeVone Griffin

Male - Person of Color / Language other than English

2023

+ Executive Committee Members
* Ineligible for re-election at end of present term
Jeffrey Stringer

Jeffrey Stringer

Male-Northern Area

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Redeemer, Greer

The Rev. Rachel Hoffman

The Rev. Rachel Hoffman

Clergy - At Large

Deacon Deborah Poole

Deacon Deborah Poole

Clergy - Central Area

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Pisgah, Lexington

LaTynia Taylor

LaTynia Taylor

Person of Color or Language other than English

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St. Paul’s, Columbia

Robert Epting

Robert Epting

Male - At Large

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Wittenberg, Leesville

Cheryl Smith

Cheryl Smith

Female - At Large

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University, Clemson

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Female - Eastern

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