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Tim Smith
Bishop of the North Carolina Synod

Bishop Tim Smith began his ministry with the NC Synod-ELCA on August 1, 2015. Bishop Smith is a native of Salisbury, N.C. and previously served as pastor of St Paul’s, Startown (1986-93), and Grace, Boone (1993-2010) in the NC Synod. Just prior to his election he served as senior pastor of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Atlanta.

He is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill (M.A.), Gettysburg Seminary (M.Div.), and Drew University (DMin.). His ministry experiences include supervising 22 full-year interns, serving as Appalachian State University campus pastor, and being a featured preacher for Day 1 radio broadcast (formerly “The Protestant Hour”).

Bishop Smith and his wife, Wendy, have three grown children: Matthew and his wife, Keri; Isaac; and Ruth and her husband, Tommy. They also enjoy spending as much time as possible with their three grandsons.

704-680-9555

Synod Staff

Melanie Bookout
Melanie BookoutSynod Administrative Assistant
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Ministry Team
704-680-9553
Michael DeNise
Michael DeNiseDirector of Finance & Administration
Program Staff
704-680-9562
Catherine Fink
Catherine FinkDirector of Communications & Resources
Program Staff
704-680-9574
Rick Godby
Rick GodbyWeb Master / Communications Assistant
(Part-Time) Ministry Team
704-680-9571
The Rev. Elizabeth Kearney
The Rev. Elizabeth KearneyCandidacy
Bishop’s Staff
704-680-9556
Kathy Muth
Kathy MuthBishop's Administrator
(Part-Time) Ministry Team
704-680-9557
Diane Ryan
Diane RyanBishop's Administrator
Ministry Team
704-680-9564
The Rev. Philip Tonnesen
The Rev. Philip TonnesenConflict Resolution, Coordination of Conference Deans
Bishop’s Staff
704-680-9558
Deacon Tammy Jones West
Deacon Tammy Jones WestDirector of Leadership & Discipleship
Program Staff
828-308-1362
Sandra Cline
Sandra ClineCall Process Coordinator
Program Staff
704-680-9552
Caroline Mocko
Caroline MockoFaith+Finances+Freedom Program Dir.
Ministry Team
704-680-9569
The Rev. John Mocko
The Rev. John MockoDir. for Evangelical Mission
ELCA deployed
704-680-9568