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Synod Council

Officers

The Rev. Virginia "Ginny" S. Aebischer

The Rev. Virginia "Ginny" S. Aebischer

Bishop

Lexanne Graves

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

2022

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

Rostered Minister - At Large

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Mt. Horeb, Chapin

LeVone Griffin

LeVone Griffin

Male - Person of Color / Language other than English

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

The Rev. Michael Sherman

The Rev. Michael Sherman

Rostered Minister - Northern Area

2023

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Female - Eastern

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Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Charleston

Robert Epting

Robert Epting

Male - At Large

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Wittenberg, Leesville

The Rev. Rachel Hoffman +

The Rev. Rachel Hoffman +

Rostered Minister - At Large

Deacon Deborah Poole

Deacon Deborah Poole

Rostered Minister - Central Area

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Pisgah, Lexington

Cheryl Smith

Cheryl Smith

Female - At Large

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University, Clemson

Jeffrey Stringer

Jeffrey Stringer

Male - Northern Area

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Redeemer, Greer

LaTynia Taylor *

LaTynia Taylor *

Person of Color or Language other than English

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Living Springs, Columbia

2024

Gracie Bellah

Gracie Bellah

Youth (Grade 8-11)

Ben Bernstein

Ben Bernstein

Male - At Large

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St. John’s, Spartanburg

Tex Davis

Tex Davis

Male - Central Area

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Mt. Tabor, West Columbia

Virginia Herlong

Virginia Herlong

Female – At Large

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Bethany, Lexington

Deacon Katie Justice

Deacon Katie Justice

Rostered Minister - Eastern Area

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St. John’s, Beaufort

Becky Koch

Becky Koch

Female - Northern Area

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Immanuel, Greenwood

The Rev. Bobby Morris

The Rev. Bobby Morris

Rostered Minister - At Large

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Mt. Pilgrim, Prosperity

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ELCA South Carolina Synod
1003 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone 803-765-0590
Fax 803-252-5558

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