ELCA Elects Elizabeth Eaton Presiding Bishop

The following is from the Huntington Post:

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on Wednesday (Aug. 14) elected the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton as the denomination’s first female presiding bishop. Eaton received 600 votes against incumbent Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson, who received 287.

Eaton, the current ELCA bishop of Northeastern Ohio Synod, is married to the Rev. Conrad Selnick, an Episcopal priest. A native of Cleveland, she received a master of divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School.

We give thanks to God for the service of Bishop Mark Hanson who has served in that office for 12 years, and pray for Bishop Eaton in her service in the years to come.

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