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 Anja Stuckenberger
Synod Staff Liaison: Pastor Mary Gade

Hazleton-Lehighton Mission District
Dean: Pastor Anthony Pagotto
Synod Staff Liaison: Pastor Fred Crawford

Lehigh Mission District
Dean: Pastor Jerel Gade
Synod Staff Liaison: Pastor Kurt Garbe

Northern Lehigh Valley Mission District
Dean: Pastor Barry Mitchell
Synod Staff Liaison: Pastor Peggy Wuertele

Pocono Mission District
Dean: Pastor Colleen Cox
Synod Staff Liaison: Pastor Niels Nielsen

Schuylkill Mission District
Dean: Pastor Kathleen Ash-Flashner
Synod Staff Liaison: Pastor Carl Shankweiler

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Mission District
Dean: Pastor Michele Kaufman
Synod Staff Liaison: Pastor Peter Kuritz

West Berks Mission District
Dean: Pastor Mary Wolfe
Synod Staff Liaison: Pastor John Richter