Below are some of the decisions made by the ELCIR Synodal Council on March 18, 2022
– Confer a blessing to Mark Kirschstein to serve as a catechist at Tyrö Lutheran Church of St. John, Lomonosov, Leningrad Oblast
– Ordain Andrei Polyakov into the Office of Deacon to serve Hietamäki Lutheran Church, Innolovo, Leningrad Oblast.
– Ordain Aleksei Lozhkin into the Office of Deacon upon passing the exam and completing his vicarage at the Lutheran Church of Kondopoga, Karelia, during the summer vacation under the guidance of Pastor Aleksei Kronholm.
– Call Missionary Pastor Pasi Hujanen to serve churches in the West Ingrian Deanery from September 1, 2022 to September 1, 2024.
– Call Pastor Juha Heikki Petteri Mannermaa to serve St. Mary’s Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg, as of September 1, 2022.
– Appoint Irina Makkonen interim head of the ELCIR Diaconal Department. Appoint Olga Mattova interim secretary of the ELCIR Diaconal Department.
Members of the ELCIR Diaconal Department for 2022-2023:
Oleg Belezhenko, head
Svetlana Zhuravlyova, director, Old People’s Home in Kikerino
Aleksandr Khlynov, pastor, Tyrö Lutheran Church, West Ingrian Deanery
Anatoli Leshchik, pastor, Lutheran Church of Kingisepp, West Ingrian Deanery
Olga Sosnina, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Moscow, Moscow Deanery
Maksim Zuyev, Lutheran Church of Kursk, Southern Deanery
Yekaterina Kornukh, Lutheran Church of Petrozavodsk, Karelian Deanery
– Register Anna Pomogayet, an autonomous nonprofit organization. Appoint Oleg Belezhenko director of Anna Pomogayet. Appoint the following board of trustees of Anna Pomogayet:
- Ivan Laptev
- Olga Lozhkina
- Aleksei Lozhkin
- Mikhail Korf
- Artyom Brudnik
- Artyom Platonov
- Nikolai Minenkov
– Register The New Earth Pilgrimage Center, an autonomous nonprofit organization. Appoint Sergei Bondarenko director of The New Earth Pilgrimage Center. Appoint the following board of trustees:
Arri Kugappi, bishop emeritus, Koltushi, St. Petersburg Deanery
Aleksei Mikhailov, St. Mary’s Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Deanery
Pavel Krylov, pastor, Lutheran Church of Skvoritsy, West Ingrian Deanery
Yelena Kugappi, Lutheran Church of Koltushi, St. Petersburg Deanery
Viktor Ruzhinski, pastor, Lutheran Church of Sevastyanovo, St. Petersburg Deanery
Yulia Lavrushina, St. Anne’s Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Deanery
Oleg Menaker, pastor, Harlu Lutheran Church, Karelian Deanery
Olga Rudaya, Lutheran Church of Chalna, Karelian Deanery
– Second the proposal of Leningrad Oblast Governor Aleksandr Drozdenko to find a new founder for Dikoni Foundation in Vyborg and give all possible assistance in re-registering the organization.