Deans

Our synod is divided into 12 geographical regions or conferences. Each congregation is therefore a member of a conference. Each spring, conferences meet to discuss issues before the coming annual assembly and for worship and fellowship. Conferences may also call other meetings, training or fellowship events.

The dean, a pastor appointed from within the conference, is the administrative officer of the conference and is an extension of the Office of the Bishop. The dean facilitates communication between the congregations in the conference and between the conference and the bishop. Deans usually install new pastors to congregations within the conference.

ConferenceNamePreferred E-mail
Blue Ridge Mtn.The Rev. Diane Clinedianecline54@gmail.com
Cabarrus/StanlyThe Rev. John Futtererlutheranjf@carolina.rr.com
CatawbaThe Rev. Christy Lohr Sappsaintandrewspastor@gmail.com
Coastal PlainsThe Rev. Alice Johnson Curlpastortlc@trinityrm.org
Mecklenburg/UnionThe Rev. Jennifer Ginnpastor@crossandcrown.org
Northern PiedmontThe Rev. Ron Philabaumrevronalc@gmail.com
RowanThe Rev. William Harpereharper2@carolina.rr.com
Smoky Mtn.The Rev. Rosemary Peektheshepherdess@frontier.com
South CoastalThe Rev. Jonathan Conradpjconrad@me.com
SouthwesternThe Rev. Benjamin Kiferkiferben@gmail.com
TriangleThe Rev. Scott Andersonpastor@stpaulsdurham.org
YadkinThe Rev. Andrea BatesPastorandreaoslc@gmail.com
Staff LiaisonThe Rev. Philip Tonnesenptonnesen@nclutheran.org

Congregations by Conference

ConferenceCityName
Blue Ridge MtnBanner ElkHoly Communion, Banner Elk
BooneBethany, Boone
BooneGrace, Boone
Granite FallsPhiladelphia, Granite Falls
HildebranMt Hebron, Hildebran
HudsonSt. John's, Hudson
LenoirSt. John's, Lenoir
LenoirSt. Mark's, Lenoir
LenoirSt. Stephen's, Lenoir
MorgantonCalvary, Morganton
NewlandChurch of the Savior, Newland
TaylorsvilleFriendship, Taylorsville
TaylorsvilleReformation, Taylorsville
TaylorsvilleSt. John's, Taylorsville
TaylorsvilleSt. Luke, Taylorsville
Cabarrus/StanlyAlbemarleFirst, Albemarle
ConcordCalvary, Concord
ConcordChrist, Concord
ConcordCold Water, Concord
ConcordMt Hermon, Concord
ConcordSt. James, Concord
ConcordSt. John's, Concord
ConcordSt. Martin, Concord
Gold HillSt. Stephen's, Gold Hill
KannapolisKimball, Kannapolis
KannapolisSt. Enoch, Kannapolis
Mount PleasantHoly Trinity, Mount Pleasant
Mount PleasantMount Gilead, Mount Pleasant
Mount PleasantMount Olive, Mount Pleasant
OakboroSt. Martin's, Oakboro
RichfieldMt Zion, Richfield
CatawbaCatawbaEbenezer, Catawba
ClaremontSt. Mark's, Claremont
ConoverFaith, Conover
ConoverMt Zion, Conover
ConoverSt. Luke's, Conover
ConoverSt. Timothy, Conover
Granite FallsAmazing Grace, Granite Falls
HickoryBethany, Hickory
HickoryBethlehem, Hickory
HickoryHoly Trinity, Hickory
HickoryMessiah, Hickory
HickoryMt Olive, Hickory
HickoryMt Pisgah, Hickory
HickorySardis, Hickory
HickorySt. Andrew's, Hickory
HickorySt. Stephens, Hickory
HickoryUnity, Hickory
HickoryZion, Hickory
NewtonBeth Eden, Newton
NewtonOld St Paul, Newton
NewtonSt. Paul, Newton
Coastal PlainsAtlantic BeachShepherd Of The Sea, Atlantic Beach
Elizabeth CityGood Shepherd, Elizabeth City
GoldsboroGood Shepherd, Goldsboro
GreenvilleOur Redeemer, Greenville
HavelockSt. Timothy , Havelock
KinstonPrince of Peace, Kinston
New BernSt. Andrew, New Bern
Rocky MountTrinity, Rocky Mount
Southern ShoresEmmanuel, Southern Shores
WashingtonGrace, Washington
WilsonAscension, Wilson
Mecklenburg/UnionBelmontHoly Comforter, Belmont
CharlotteA Mighty Fortress, Charlotte
CharlotteAdvent, Charlotte
CharlotteChrist, Charlotte
CharlotteChrist, South Charlotte AWC
CharlotteEmmaus, West Charlotte
CharlotteHoly Trinity, Charlotte
CharlotteLiving Saviour, Charlotte
CharlotteSt. Luke's, Charlotte
CharlotteSt. Mark's, Charlotte
CharlotteSt. Thomas, Charlotte
CorneliusCommunity In Christ, Cornelius
MatthewsCross & Crown, Matthews
MatthewsMorning Star, Matthews
MooresvilleSt. Mark's, Mooresville
Mount HollyGood Shepherd, Mount Holly
WaxhawAmazing Grace, Waxhaw
Northern PiedmontAlamanceAlamance, Alamance
BurlingtonMacedonia, Burlington
BurlingtonSt. Paul's, Burlington
GibsonvilleFriedens, Gibsonville
GreensboroChrist, Greensboro
GreensboroFirst, Greensboro
GreensboroOur Father, Greensboro
GreensboroPrince of Peace, Greensboro
JulianCoble's, Julian
LibertyGrace , Liberty
LibertyLow's, Liberty
ReidsvilleHoly Trinity, Reidsville
RowanChina GroveEbenezer, China Grove
China GroveLutheran Chapel, China Grove
China GroveMt Moriah, China Grove
China GroveSt. Mark's, China Grove
ClevelandAmity, Cleveland
ClevelandLebanon, Cleveland
Granite QuarryWittenberg, Granite Quarry
Mount UllaSt. Luke's, Mount Ulla
RichfieldLuther's, Richfield
RichfieldNew Bethel, Richfield
RockwellSt. James, Rockwell
SalisburyBethel , Salisbury
SalisburyGloria Dei, Salisbury
SalisburyGrace, Salisbury
SalisburyHaven, Salisbury
SalisburyMessiah, Salisbury
SalisburyPrince of Peace, Salisbury
SalisburySt. John's, Salisbury
SalisburySt. Peter's, Salisbury
SpencerCalvary, Spencer
StatesvilleSharon , Statesville
StatesvilleSt. Paul, Statesville
Smoky MtnAndrewsSt. Andrew, Andrews
ArdenNativity, Arden
AshevilleSt. Mark's, Asheville
BrevardGood Shepherd, Brevard
BurnsvilleMessiah, Burnsville
CherokeeLiving Waters, Cherokee
FairviewAbiding Savior, Fairview
HendersonvilleGrace, Hendersonville
HighlandsHoly Family, Highlands
RobbinsvilleGrace L-Ep, Robbinsville
SylvaShepherd Of The Hills, Sylva
South CoastalBurgawSaint Mary, Burgaw
HamletSt. Paul, Hamlet
JacksonvilleOur Savior, Jacksonville
Kure BeachKure Memorial, Kure Beach
LaurinburgLiving Word, Laurinburg
LumbertonSt. Mark's, Lumberton
Ocean Isle BeachSt. Luke, Ocean Isle Beach
SouthportSaint Peter, Southport
WhitevilleChrist The King, Whiteville and Grace Episcopal
WilmingtonReconciliation, Wilmington
WilmingtonSt. Matthew's, Wilmington
WilmingtonSt. Paul's, Wilmington
WilmingtonWater of Life, Wilmington
SouthwesternCherryvilleSt. John's, Cherryville
CherryvilleSt. Mark's, Cherryville
CrouseSt. Paul's, Crouse
DallasHoly Communion, Dallas
DallasPhiladelphia, Dallas
DallasSt. Paul's, Dallas
GastoniaLutheran Chapel, Gastonia
GastoniaRedeemer, Gastonia
Kings MountainResurrection, Kings Mountain
Kings MountainSt. Matthew's, Kings Mountain
LincolntonBethphage, Lincolnton
LincolntonDaniels , Lincolnton
LincolntonEmmanuel, Lincolnton
LincolntonHoly Cross, Lincolnton
LincolntonSalem, Lincolnton
ShelbyAscension, Shelby
SpindaleAdvent, Spindale
ValeCedar Grove, Vale
ValeTrinity, Vale
TriangleCaryChrist The King, Cary
Chapel HillHoly Trinity, Chapel Hill
DurhamAbiding Savior, Durham
DurhamArbol de Vida , Durham AWC
DurhamChristus Victor, Durham
DurhamOur Savior, Durham
DurhamSt. Paul's, Durham
FayettevilleSt. James, Fayetteville
Fuquay VarinaAbiding Presence, Fuquay Varina
GarnerLord Of Life, Garner
RaleighGood Shepherd, Raleigh
RaleighGrace, Raleigh
RaleighHoly Trinity, Raleigh
RaleighSt. Philip, Raleigh
SanfordTrinity, Sanford
Southern PinesOur Saviour, Southern Pines
YadkinHigh PointEmmanuel, High Point
High PointSt. Michael, High Point
JonesvilleChrist, Jonesville
LewisvilleShiloh, Lewisville
LexingtonArbor, Lexington
LexingtonBecks, Lexington
LexingtonFirst, Lexington
LexingtonHolly Grove, Lexington
LexingtonPilgrim, Lexington
LexingtonSt. Luke, Lexington
MocksvilleHoly Cross, Mocksville
Mount AirySt. Andrew, Mount Airy
ThomasvilleGrace, Thomasville
WelcomeOur Saviour's, Welcome
Winston SalemAugsburg , Winston Salem
Winston SalemChrist, Winston Salem
Winston SalemChrist's Beloved, Winston-Salem
Winston SalemEpiphany,Winston Salem
Winston SalemThe Dwelling

CONFERENCE CLUSTERS

  • EASTERN CLUSTER
  • Coastal Plains
  • South Coastal
  • Triangle
  • CENTRAL CLUSTER
  • Cabarrus/Stanly
  • Mecklenburg/Union
  • Northern Piedmont
  • Rowan
  • Yadkin (combined from Silver Valley/Salem)
  • WESTERN CLUSTER
  • Blue Ridge Mtn
  • Catawba
  • Smoky Mtn
  • Southwestern