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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

2024

Ben Bernstein

Ben Bernstein

Lay Man - At Large

Tex Davis

Tex Davis

Lay Man - Central Area

Virginia Herlong

Virginia Herlong

Lay Woman – At Large

Deacon Katie Justice

Deacon Katie Justice

Rostered Minister - Eastern Area

Becky Koch

Becky Koch

Lay Woman - Northern Area

The Rev. Bobby Morris

The Rev. Bobby Morris

Rostered Minister - At Large

2025

Sheila Caughman

Sheila Caughman

Lay Woman - Central Area

Daniel Crofts

Daniel Crofts

Lay Man - Eastern Area

The Rev. JoAnna Gragg

The Rev. JoAnna Gragg

Rostered Minister - At Large

LaVone Griffin

LaVone Griffin

Male - Person of Color / Language other than English

Mary Katherine King

Mary Katherine King

Young Adult

The Rev. Josh Kestner

The Rev. Josh Kestner

Rostered Minister - Northern Area

William Newmyer

William Newmyer

Lay Man – At Large

Kathy Riggin

Kathy Riggin

Lay Woman - At Large

Hunter Prest

Hunter Prest

Youth (Grade 8-11)

2026

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Lay Woman - Eastern Area

Randy Fellers

Randy Fellers

Lay Man - At Large

The Rev. Rachel Hoffman +

The Rev. Rachel Hoffman +

Rostered Minister - At Large

Joyce Rose-Harris

Joyce Rose-Harris

Person of Color or Language other than English

Jeffrey Stringer

Jeffrey Stringer

Lay Man - Northern Area

The Rev. Carl Taylor

The Rev. Carl Taylor

Rostered Minister – Central Area)

Beth Trump

Beth Trump

Lay Women – At Large

meeting highlights

Synod Council Meeting Highlights August 26, 2023

Synod Council Meeting Highlights August 26, 2023

Synod Council Meeting Highlights April 4, 2023

Synod Council Meeting Highlights April 4, 2023

Synod Council Meeting Highlights February 27, 2023

Synod Council Meeting Highlights February 27, 2023

Synod Council Meeting Highlights December 18, 2022

Synod Council Meeting Highlights December 18, 2022

Synod Council Meeting Highlights April 4, 2022

Synod Council Meeting Highlights April 4, 2022

Synod Council Meeting Highlights February 28, 2022

Synod Council Meeting Highlights February 28, 2022

Synod Council Meeting Highlights November 15 2021

Synod Council Meeting Highlights November 15 2021

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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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