2021 BC Synod Convention

Journey. Together: Liminal Space

October 21 – 24, 2021

Online Meeting Format

Convention Livestream

Click the links below to re-watch the Convention livestream


Newly Elected Bishop and Synod Council Members

The BC Synod in Convention has elected Rev. Kathy Martin as Bishop. Kathy will assume the Office of Bishop as of January 1, 2022.

We look forward to announcing the ordination date very soon. In the meantime, please keep Bishop-elect Kathy, Bishop Greg, and the incoming and outgoing Synod Council members in your prayers. Thanks be to God!

The BC Synod in Convention has elected the following Synod Council Members:

  • Bishop-Elect: Pastor Kathy Martin
  • Chairperson: Pastor Eric Krushel
  • Secretary: Tarynn McKenzie
  • Treasurer: Jerry Nieman
  • Lower Mainland Rostered: Pastor Aneeta Saroop
  • Vancouver Island Lay: Lisbeth Scott
  • Southern Interior Rostered: Pastor Jane Gingrich
  • North Lay: Robin Dielissen
  • At Large Lay: Karen Lee
  • At Large Lay: Cathy Preibisch
  • At Large Rostered: Pastor Kristen Steele
  • At Large Rostered: Pastor Brenda Nestegaard Paul

Bulletin of Reports

The 2021 Bulletin of Reports are available in two formats

  1. Complete Bulletin of Reports – However you will still need to download the 2018. 2019, and 2020 Audited Financial Reports below – see Section D – Treasurer

2. Complete Bulletin of Reports divided into sections for ease of downloading:

Table of Contents and Agenda
Code of Conduct
Section A – Report of the Office of the Bishop
Section B – Report of the National Bishop
Section C – Secretary
Section D – Treasurer
BC Synod Fiscal 2018 Audited Financial Report
BC Synod Fiscal 2019 Audited Financial Report
BC Synod Fiscal 2020 Audited Financial Report
Section E – Committees and Groups
Section F – Bylaw Amendments
Section G – Nominating Committee
Supplemental Report re Election of Delegates to ELCIC National Convention
Supplemental Report re Elections to Synod Council and Board of Governors
Section H – Related Institutions
Section I – Appendices
BC Synod Constitution and Bylaws
Bourinot’s Rules of Order
Inclusive Language Guidelines
Nomination Form for 2022 National Convention
Nomination Form for BC Synod Council and Board of Governors
Petition Form – as a fillable pdf