Conference Deans
The deans of the conferences shall constitute the Committee of Deans and they select their own presiding officer. The Committee of Deans assist the bishop in developing and maintaining the synod's roster of ordained and lay ministers for the Synod Council and in other duties as may be assigned by the Synod Council or the bishop. The Committee of Deans meet at least two times each year. Additional meetings may be held as necessary.

Chair of the Deans: Rev. Herb Beyer

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Conference Leaders


Alamo Conference Dean
Rev. Sandra Leifeste

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Bluebonnet Conference Dean & Chair
Rev. Herb Beyer
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Capital North Conference Dean
Rev. Cheryl Lamaak
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Capital South Conference Dean
Rev. Susan Schnelle
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Cibolo Creek Conference Dean
Rev. Paul Miller
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Gulf Coast Conference Dean
Rev. Donald Taylor
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Hill Country Conference Dean
Rev. Dr. Richard Bremer
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Rio Grande Conference Dean
Rev. Denise Grant
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Fall Conference Meetings

Meet and Greet 9:00am
Worship and Conversation 9:30am-12:00pm
Scheduled One-on-One Meetings 1:00pm-5:00pm

Conference       Date      Location                               Synod Rep. 
Alamo Nov. 6 San Pablo/MacPark, San Antonio Sue B.
Bluebonnet Nov. 6 Salem, Port Lavaca Judith S.
Capital North Oct. 16 Bethlehem, Lund (Elgin) Bp. Ray
Capital South Oct. 28 Holy Cross, Austin Bp. Ray
Cibolo Creek Nov. 4 Triumphant, Garden Ridge Bp. Ray
Gulf Coast Dec. 16 Holy Cross, Rockport Judith S.
Hill Country Dec. 9 Christ, Cherry Springs Sue B.
Rio Grande Nov. 18 Our Savior, McAllen Bp. Ray
Contact Deanna 830-379-9900 to schedule one-on-one meetings.


The Southwestern Texas Synod is part of Region 4 of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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