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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Deans click here to fill out the installation form

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

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