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Diocesan Office

BishopRayford J. Ray
Canon to the Ordinary for Discipleship & VitalityLydia Kelsey Bucklin
Operations Coordinator and Missioner for Finance and SupportKathy Binoniemi
Director of Diversity, Equity, and InclusionMiskopwaaganikwe Leora Tadgerson
Transitions OfficerLydia Kelsey Bucklin
Missioner for CommunicationsSteve Pelto

Diocesan Council

Wendy Davis, ex officio Standing Committee President
Richard Graybill, ex officio Treasurer
Gin Mannisto, ex officio Chair of Commission on Ministry
Nancy Olexick (2023)
Rayford Ray, ex officio, Bishop
Mary Sullivan (2023)
Sarah Diener-Schlitt (2025)
Jacklyn Lenten (2024)
Ed Miner (2024)

Commission on Ministry

David Carlisle
Bradley Pickens
Wyndeth Davis
Arlene Gordanier
Lydia Kelsey Bucklin
Gin Mannisto, Chair
Jim Martindale
April Stace
Rayford Ray, ex officio
Suzanne Ray
Fran Barger
Dale Jamison

Standing Committee

Wyndeth Davis, President (2024)
Susan Harries (2024)
Rick Stanitis (2024)
Nancy Dekoster (2025)
Marna Franson (2024)
Kathy Binoniemi (2025
Charles Mineau (2025)

Disciplinary Board

Marna Franson
Arlene Gordanier
Susan Harries
Wyndeth Davis
Gwen Hetler
Gin Mannisto
Rick Stanitis
Mary Sullivan


Secretary of ConventionKathy Binoniemi
Diocesan CouncilRayford Ray
ChancellorJudd Spray
Title IV Intake OfficerBrad Pickens, Interim

Ministry Development/Formation

Canterbury HouseRick Stanitis, Missioner
MissionerSusan Harries
MissionerGin Mannisto
MissionerBradley Pickens
MissionerMarna Franson
NMU Campus MinisterMarna Franson
PriestSarah Diener-Schlitt
Youth Ministries CoordinatorShared
Women’s Ministry CouncilTeena Maki & Coralie Voce
Beloved CommunityKathy Vanden Boogaard


Operations CoordinatorKathy Binoniemi
Treasurer of the DioceseDick Graybill
Finance CommitteeDiocesan Treasurer
Endowment CommitteeTom Lippart
Chaplains to Retired Clergy & Surviving SpousesTom & Peg Lippart
Missioner for CommunicationsSteve Pelto

Trust Association

Peggy Frazier
Kim Moote
Richard Graybill
Jack Lenten
Tom Lippart
Ron Smith
Rayford Ray, ex officio
Pat Micklow

81st General Convention Deputation

Richard Stanitis, Co-Chair
Thomas Steffensen
Cheri Lakosky
Wyndeth Davis
Lydia Kelsey Bucklin, Co-Chair
Gin Mannisto
David Carlisle
Suzanne Ray
Brad Pickens, Alternate
Sarah Diener-Schlitt, Alternate
Richard Graybill, Alternate


Justice & PeaceRayford Ray
Jubilee MinistriesDiane Darlington
Episcopal Relief & DevelopmentArlene Gordanier & Nancy Olexick
United Thank OfferingArlene Gordanier

Wider Church

Province V Board RepresentativeRick Stanitis