Coming out of the Synod Assembly on 5/3/22, Human Resources Committee of the Synod of the Covenant is pleased to announce that the Synod Assembly has approved Chip Hardwick as the permanent executive of the Synod of the Covenant and has elected Fran Lane-Lawrence as the stated clerk of the synod.  Human Resources Committee Chair Mary Jane Knapp states, “It is delightful to have permanent staff in place as we move forward.”

Synod Moderator Deb Uchtman added, “As the Moderator-elect on behalf of the Synod of the Covenant, I wish to extend congratulations to the Rev. Fran Lane-Lawrence on being elected Synod Stated Clerk and to the Rev. Dr. Chip Hardwick on being elected Synod Executive at the most recent Synod Assembly. We are grateful that they will be able to continue the good works they have begun in God’s name.  The Holy Spirit continues to blow a breath of renewal and innovation, revitalization and rebuilding into the Synod of the Covenant through their leadership.”

The Rev. Fran Lane Lawrence is the Executive Presbyter and Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan, and most recently served a congregation in Niles, MI.  The Rev. Dr. Chip Hardwick most recently served a congregation in Lake Forest, IL, and is a member of the Presbytery of Miami Valley.

Congratulations Fran and Chip!