What is the Virginia Synod Council?
The Synod Council serves as the board of directors of the Virginia Synod and meets quarterly to supervise the administration of the Synod. These leaders are elected by the Synod Assembly. The Synod Council is composed of members of congregations from across the Virginia Synod, including both rostered ministers (pastors and deacons) and laypeople (those not ordained).
The Virginia Synod Council also serves a visionary role in the Virginia Synod. In conjunction with the Office of the Bishop, the Council reviews and coordinates all planning proposals and establishes synod priorities. The members of Synod share their various gifts for the purposes of God’s mission and ministry through the Virginia Synod and through the churchwide organization of the ELCA. The Synod Council is elected by the yearly Assembly of voting members from each congregation.