Mission Districts

 

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod is made up of nine geographical areas called mission districts. Each mission district has a dean who is elected from among the clergy of the mission district. The dean serves as an advisor to the bishop and assists in representing the synod and mission district at important events in congregations and communities. Each mission district also has a synod staff liaison appointed by the bishop.

mission districts

Bethlehem-Easton Mission District
Dean: Pastor Dan Brettell
Synod Staff Liaison: Pastor Jean Huber

East Berks Mission District
Dean: Pastor Mary Ann Hamm
Synod Staff Liaison: Pastor Rachel Dietz

Hazleton-Lehighton Mission District
Dean: Pastor Lauren Blatt 
Synod Staff Liaison: Pastor Carl Shankweiler

Lehigh Mission District
Dean: Pastor Nelson Quiñones
Synod Staff Liaison: Pastor Jean Huber

Northern Lehigh Valley Mission District
Dean: Pastor Dody Siegfried
Synod Staff Liaison: TBD

Pocono Mission District
Dean: Pastor Michael Scholtes
Synod Staff Liaison: Pastor Niels Nielsen

Schuylkill Mission District
Dean: Pastor David Rowe 
Synod Staff Liaison: Pastor Kathleen Ash-Flashner

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Mission District
Dean: Pastor Michele Kaufman
Synod Staff Liaison: Pastor Charles Grube

West Berks Mission District
Dean: Pastor Ryan Hersch
Synod Staff Liaison: Pastor Rachel Dietz