January 2016: Welcoming New Team Members

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Welcoming New Team Members

By Bishop Steven Delzer

Mary Kay and Susan

We give thanks to God for identifying two uniquely gifted leaders who have joined the staff of the Office of the Bishop in recent months.

Rev. Susan Miller is now serving as Assistant to the Bishop – Call Process. She has served for 17 years in congregations as a pastor and interim pastor, and for 12 years in synod offices in New Jersey and Saint Paul as an Assistant to the Bishop. Rev. Miller has learned that spiritually grounded leadership is essential for the renewal of the church and of the local congregation. Rev. Miller works with leaders to identify, develop and refine their unique gifts for mission and ministry. She also works with congregations who find themselves in a season of conflict to bring healing and renewal.

Mary Kay DuChene is now serving as Assistant to the Bishop – Faith Formation/Candidacy/Leadership. She is committed to developing leadership excellence, especially in the church setting. Her passion of helping people identify and embrace their authentic leadership gifts, in combination with her experience in corporate leadership and coaching, enables her to help pastors and other church leaders become more successful and satisfied leaders. Learning is a lifelong value for Ms. DuChene.

Please warmly welcome Rev. Susan Miller and Mary Kay DuChene, and hold both of them together with all the members of the staff of the Office of the Bishop in your prayers.

Office of the Bishop Staff

Bishop Steven Delzer

Bishop of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod

Kathy Bolin

Director for Global Mission-Companion Synods

Cheryse Brenno-Sloan

Executive Financial and Call Process Administrator

Rev. Emily Carson

Director of Communication

Mary Kay DuChene

Assisant to the Bishop – Faith Formation/Candidacy/Leadership

Gwen Larson

Office Administrator

Kari MacIver

Executive Administrator – Candidacy and First Call Support

Rev. Susan Miller

Assistant to the Bishop – Call Process

Rev. Peter Reuss

Assistant to the Bishop – Director for Evangelical Mission

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