Proclaiming Christ and prayerfully participating in Jesus' own work of reconciling the world to God's very self!

Staff Directory

The Synod Staff works with congregations in candidacy, the call process, formation, leadership development, stewardship, evangelism, church finance, property administration, congregational management, and conflict resolution. The staff also maintains the roster and carries out work in accounting and communication.


The role of the Bishop is to:

  • Preach and teach the apostolic faith of the Church. Shepherd of the rostered leaders and congregations of the synod, exercising both pastoral care and discipline.
  • Provide for Word and Sacrament ministry within the territory of the synod, including the Church’s power to ordain.
  • Oversee the work of the Church’s mission within the territory of the synod.
  • Give witness to the unity of the Church as a member of the ELCA Conference of Bishops and as the synod’s chief ecumenical officer.



clip_image002_004The Rev. Craig Alan Satterlee, Ph.D., Bishop


Bishop Satterlee is an internationally recognized scholar,  sought after preacher, speaker, and teacher, and published author. Learn more about Bishop Satterlee and find his public schedule at his personal webpage. 



Pastor Sarah Friesen-Carper
Assistant to the Bishop for Congregational and Leadership Excellence


Pastor David Sprang
Assistant to the Bishop and Director for Evangelical Mission


Pastor Chrysanne Timm
Assistant to the Bishop for Synod Life


Nancy Brousseau, OP
Advisor to the Bishop for Spiritual Formation and Living Fire Ministries
616-560-4580 (cell) or 517-669-9308 (office at Christ United Church)


Margie Bauer
Financial Administrator


Rebecca Bossenbroek
Equipping Leaders for Mission and Ministry Administrator


Ann Stavros
Administrative Assistant