Although not ideal, but still practical in a time of COVID-19, the Information Gathering Team supporting the election of the next NEPA Synod Bishop has recorded a presentation explaining the results of the in-person and online survey completed in February 2020. The team wanted to make results available. Two key links:
- The YouTube recording of the presentation, which lasts 54 1/2 minutes: https://youtu.be/3fRyZZHKZvI
- The presentation slides, which include clickable links to “deliverables” and “supporting materials” the team has prepared for viewers: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o0ah_K4_AsE0SlrpuYQ9lj9DJDRzO-iw/view?usp=sharing
A survey was conducted at the three Information Gathering meetings throughout the Synod in February, and later online, in advance of the next NEPA Synod Bishop election. This survey captured synod mission priorities and the skills/spiritual gifts needed in the next bishop. The results were summarized by “Five Takeaways.” Click here to read them.
You are welcome to direct questions or suggestions to any member of the team; the chair of the team, George Freestone, is readily available at firstname.lastname@example.org to help address any requested followup.
The team will also consider options for future “interactive” sessions to further review and discuss these results and use them to develop preliminary questions for candidates for the role of Bishop for the NEPA Synod.
Thank you for reflecting on the content of this presentation and the associated documents.
Ms. Jaime Taylor (director of Youth & Family Ministries, St. John Lutheran Church, Nazareth)
The Rev. Nelson Quiñones (pastor at St. John Lutheran Church, Fogelsville)
Mr. Todd Gimbi (member of Zions Lutheran Church, Weatherly)
Sr. Janet Stump (pastoral ministry provider at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Allentown)
Mr. George Freestone (member of Advent Lutheran Church, West Lawn), chair