The 2015 Oregon Synod Assembly took place at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon with the theme Tree of Life: the Root, the Fruit, the Scar.
This year we introduced the Guidebook app for information and interaction. You can view photos of the event that attendees submitted at https://guidebook.com/guide/35907/album/11200/
Two resolutions were considered by the assembly. The full text of each is available on the resolutions page. Both were passed.
Proceeds from this year's quilt auction totaled
$2,080 ($2,575 as of May 7th), and will benefit ELCA World hunger.
Elections results for synod council and committees, and for Oregon's churchwide assembly voting members are below. Congratulations to all who were elected!
|Blue Mountain Cluster||Neva DeMayo||Hope, Heppner|
|Member at Large||Rachel Kramer (re-elected)||Trinity, Gresham|
|Mt. Hood Cluster||Greg Shea||Trinity, Gresham|
|PLUM Cluster||Bonnie Beadles-Bohling (re-elected)||Central, Portland|
|Secretary||Leslie Wong||First Immanuel, Portland|
|Sunset Cluster||Rev. David Eppelsheimer||Community of ChristChurch, Hillsboro|
|Vice President||Deborah Chenoweth (re-elected)||Asbury/Our Redeemer, Hood River|
Synod Endowment Board
|Mark Dickman||Immanuel, Silverton|
|Megan Webber||St. Andrew, Beaverton|
|Dr. Lynn Ries||Christ, Aurora|
|Rev. Jane Baker||Faith, Roseburg|
|Consultation Committee||Bruce Anderson||Zion, La Grande|
|Discipline Committee||Rev. Lorin Darst||Macksburg, Canby|
|Crater Lake Cluster, Lay||Janice Hamann||Hope, Klamath Falls|
Churchwide Assembly Voting Members
|Sonia Krissie||Gloria Dei, Coos Bay|
|Stan Ihori||Joyful Servant, Newberg|
|Roseta Akin||Augustana, Portland|
|Bonnie Beadles-Bohling||Central, Portland|
|Rachel Kramer||Trinity, Gresham|
|Rev. Barbara Punch||Our Savior's, Prineville|
|Matthew Smith||Salt and Light, Portland|
|Rev. Scott Dunfee||St. Stephen, Gladstone|
|Alternate||Joel Eichler||Mt. Carmel, Portland|