Who to Contact

You can find a complete staff directory here.  In addition, the list below may help you identify who to contact for a question or concern you may have.

Abuse Prevention in Congregations - Reverend Jill Henning

Address and Contact Information Changes/Database  - Ms. Carolyn Davis

Advocacy - Reverend Matt Steinhauer

African Descent Lutheran Association - Reverend Jonathan Hemphill

Bishop's Calendar - Ms. Carolyn Davis

Business Services - Ms. Holly Liersch

Call Process - Reverend Jonathan Hemphill

Campus Ministry - Reverend Michael Jannett

Candidacy - Reverend Jill Henning

Committees and Task Forces - Reverend Jonathan Hemphill and Reverend Jill Henning

Communications - Reverend Michael Jannett

Compensation Guidelines - Reverend Jonathan Hemphill

Congregation Constitutional Questions - Reverend Delmer Chilton or 404-556-6238

Congregational Vitality/Mission  Planning - Reverend Patti Axel and Ms. Melissa Fuller Sims

Copyright Information - Call the Synod Office

Deans - Reverend Jill Henning

Disaster Relief Financial Donations - Ms. Holly Liersch

Disaster Response - Reverend P. Morgan Gordy

Diversity & Justice - Reverend Jonathan Hemphill and Ms. Melissa Fuller Sims

Domestic Hunger Grants - Reverend Jill Henning and Reverend Matt Steinhauer

Ecumenical Officer - Reverend Delmer Chilton or 404-556-6238 

E-News Network - Reverend Michael Jannett

Financial Questions - Ms. Holly Liersch

First Call Theological Education - Reverend Michael Jannett and Reverend Jill Henning

Global Mission - Bishop Kevin Strickland 

        Guatemala  - Reverend Jill Henning

        Augsburg - Reverend Michael Jannett

        Malaysia/Singapore - Reverend Jonathan Hemphill

Grants - to be assigned

Houser and Kessler Scholarships - Reverend Jill Henning

Interim Pastors - Reverend Jonathan Hemphill

Leadership Sexual Abuse Prevention - Reverend Jill Henning

Leadership Boundary Training - Bishop Kevin Strickland

Leadership Convocation:  Programming & Logistics - Reverend Jill Henning

Lutheran Youth Organization (SESLYO) - Reverend Michael Jannett

Mission Interpretation - Reverend Patti Axel and Ms. Melissa Fuller Sims

Mobility - Reverend Jonathan Hemphill

Morton Fund - Reverend Patti Axel

Mutual Ministry Committee - Bishop Kevin Strickland

New Starts including Synod Authorized Worshiping Communities (SAWCs) - Reverend Patti Axel and Ms. Melissa Fuller Sims

Nominations (Assembly) - Reverend Jonathan Hemphill

Office Manager - Ms. Holly Liersch

Out-of-state pastor ability to perform  ceremony - Check with Clerk of Court in the county of the ceremony 

Portico/Pre-retirement Questions - Reverend Jill Henning

Report Leadership Misconduct - Bishop Kevin Strickland or call the synod office at 404-589-1977 to leave a confidential voice mail message for Bishop Strickland

Resolutions (Assembly) - Reverend Delmer Chilton

Roster - Ms. Carolyn Davis

Stewardship - Reverend Jonathan Hemphill and Reverend Patti Axel

Supply Pastors

          Available to Supply - See list here

          Request to be added - Reverend Jonathan Hemphill

Synod Assembly 

          Manager - Reverend Jill Henning

          Payments - Ms. Holly Liersch

Synod Authorized Ministers - Ms. Carolyn Davis

Synod Council

           Liaison - Bishop Kevin Strickland

           Logistics - Ms. Carolyn Davis and Reverend Jill Henning

Website - Reverend Michael Jannett

Women of the ELCA - Ms. Carolyn Davis

Worship - Reverend Jonathan Hemphill

Youth and Young Adult Ministry - Reverend Michael Jannett