Recently, we've been receiving reports that some of you have received scam emails claiming to be from Bishop Laurie. Thank you for letting us know. Fortunately, 
  • Bishop Laurie has not been hacked.  These scam emails are not from her email account.  Her email is  If you receive an email that claims to be from Bishop Laurie, but is not from this account, disregard the content and mark it as spam.
We want to do our part to help you identify scams. Please know that synod staff will never contact you asking for money for gift cards on their behalf. If you receive any suspicious emails claiming to be from synod staff, the first thing to do is check the email address.  The correct addresses are:
Again, if it is not from one of the above addresses, mark it as spam. Please let us know immediately if you receive any suspicious emails from one of the above addresses.  (That would indicate an account has been hacked.)

Unfortunately, email scams are a reality of modern life. Therefore, we will not be making future announcements about spam emails unless one of the synod accounts is hacked. 

To learn more about spam emails, check out the Federal Trade Commission's advice on how to recognize and avoid phishing scams.
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