Synod Leaders

Bishop James Hazelwood

Bishop

Bishop James Hazelwood


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To contact the Bishop, call or e-mail Lyn Wasilewski:

(508) 791-1530 X105

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The Rev. Sara J. Anderson

Associate to the Bishop

The Rev. Sara J. Anderson

Geographic responsibilities for Greater Hartford, Central & Northeastern Mass, and Boston Metro conferences; Coordinator for Welcome and Support for New Pastors, Listening/Conflict Transformation Team, Liaison to Interim Pastors and interns, Leadership Development, Liason to Calumet Lutheran Ministries, Continuing Education, Co-Leader of Forward Leadership Community and Forward 2.0

860 858 4510

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The Rev. Bill Barter

Associate to the Bishop

The Rev. Bill Barter

Geographic responsibility for congregations in Maine. Safe Church Specialist - Responsibilities include training and resourcing all synod congregations in areas of church safety for children and adults, training for Calumet staff, boundaries training for rostered leaders, and consulting with church leaders in matters pertaining to safety and boundaries. Serves as part of the ELCA churchwide boundaries training group.

(207) 854-4321

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Ms. Kim Bergstrand

Associate to the Bishop

Ms. Kim Bergstrand

Associate for Mission - Responsibilities include congregational support for the Rhode Island and Southeastern Mass conferences, New Mission Development, Co-Leader for Forward Leadership Community and Forward 2.0, Outreach and Evangelism Resources.

(508) 791-1530, X101

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The Rev. Steven Wilco

Associate to the Bishop

The Rev. Steven Wilco

Geographic responsibility for congregations in Western MA, Naugatuck Valley CT, Central and Southern CT, Vermont/New York and New Hampshire. Co-Leader of Forward Leadership Community and Forward 2.0

(508) 791 1530, X104

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Mark Winzler

Associate to the Bishop

Mark Winzler

Associate to the Bishop for Candidacy and Mobility - Rostered Leader profiles, coordinating contact for pastors and deacons interested in serving in the New England Synod. Geographic responsibility for New Haven and Eastern Rivers, CT conferences.

(508) 791-1530

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The Rev. Cassandra Chavez

Multicultural/Latiné Ministry Specialist

The Rev. Cassandra Chavez

Serves as a resource to the Mission Table and Bishop's staff developing and accompanying multicultural worshipping communities in the Synod.

The Rev. Maria Hammons

Church Legacy Specialist

The Rev. Maria Hammons

Serves as a guide to closing congregations through their unique complexities such as coordinating 1) legal and leadership conversations to ensure conformant documentation, 2) file/records archiving, 3)membership transfer, or 4) property and legacy distribution

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The Rev. Nancy Wright

Pastor for Creation Care

The Rev. Nancy Wright

Serves as a resource to congregations in the Synod for Creation Care activities; leads the Green Team.

Donna Alsheimer

Administrative Support Staff

Donna Alsheimer

Administrative Support Specialist - administrative support for the Candidacy process, technology and supplies, roster, directories and communications

(508) 791-1530, X103

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Marianne Uva

Administrative Support Staff

Marianne Uva

Secretary/Receptionist - Accounting and Synod House hospitality; Resource Center administrator, assistant to Registrar and liaison to facilities

(508) 791-1530 X100

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Lyn Wasilewski

Administrative Support Staff

Lyn Wasilewski

Manager of Operations and Executive Assistant to the Bishop - Roster Manager, Registrar, link to the Bishop, Deans, Synod Council, and Executive Committee, synod office and facilities oversight and benefits administration. Notary Public.

(508) 791-1530 X105

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Martha Bayliss Whyte

Administrative Support Staff

Martha Bayliss Whyte

Assistant to the Bishop for Communications and Generosity - Responsibilities include Communications, Annual Appeal, and Synod Assembly, Administrative support for Forward Leadership.

(508) 791 1530 X102

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