The Rev. Jeffrey Clements


  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Spiritual Leader
  • Teacher of the Faith
  • Pastor to all
  • Servant of the Synod


Full-Time Staff

Deacon(ess) Cheryl Erdmann

Assistant to the Bishop for Administration

815-964-9934 (office)
815-236-6657 (mobile)

HANSON, MarilynThe Rev. Marilyn Hanson

Assistant to the Bishop

  • Call Process Coordination
  • Synod Assembly Co-chairperson
  • liaison to the Central and South Conferences

815-964-9934 (office)
815-494-7599 (mobile)

The Rev. Gary Erickson

Assistant to the Bishop and Director for Evangelical Mission (DEM)

815-964-9934 (office)
815-289-6055 (mobile)

Part-Time Staff

The Rev. Kurt Nordby

Assistant to the Bishop for Stewardship and Development

Rock Island Office


The Rev. Dr. Denver Bitner

Assistant to the Bishop for the North and Northwest Conferences

  • Relates to North Conference, Northwest Conference, and Synod staff
  • Reports to the Bishop


The Rev. Michel Clark

Assistant to the Bishop for the West and Southwest Conferences

  • Relates to West Conference, Southwest Conference, and Synod staff
  • Reports to the Bishop


Support Staff

Julie Lewis

Executive Secretary to the Bishop/Office Manager


June Cain

Bookkeeper / Administrative Assistant



Nancy Corey

Administrative Assistant to Pastor Gary Erickson and Pastor Kurt Nordby; Registrar 

Rock Island Office




Deacon Karin Graddy

Communication Director

815-964-9934 (Synod office)
815-762-0758 (mobile)