Conferences

The six conferences of the Upper Susquehanna Synod are each represented by a Conference Dean, Conference Secretary, and three elected representatives to the Synod Council.  The Dean is an ordained minister of word and sacrament, elected by the Conference Assembly, who facilitates communication among the conference’s rostered leaders, congregations, and the synod at large.  The Dean also convenes regular meetings of the conference’s rostered leaders (ministers of word and sacrament and word and service).  In addition, the dean is part of the bishop’s staff, helping the synod office with congregations in the call process.  Deans are elected for two-year terms with the possibility of being re-elected once.  Conference Secretaries are also a rostered persons, elected by the Conference Assembly for two-year terms with the possibility of being re-elected once.


Buffalo Valley Conference

  • Dean Bill Henderson (Christ’s Evangelical, Lewisburg)
  • Secretary Jim Fladland (First, Watsontown)

Juniata Valley Conference

  • Dean James Park Bricker (Retired)
  • Secretary Carla Volland (Evangelical, Reedsville)

Middle Creek Conference

  • Dean Bob Doll (Sharon, Selinsgrove)
  • Secretary Lisa Barnes (United in Christ Parish)

North Branch Conference

  • Dean John Koons (Retired)
  • Secretary David Kingsborough (Good Shepherd, Berwick)

Tulpehocken Conference

  • Dean Andrew Weaver (United, Sunbury)
  • Secretary MarthaSue Moll (Elysburg Parish)

West Branch Conference

  • Dean Ted Cockley (retired)
  • Secretary Elisabeth Aurand (St. Luke, Williamsport)