ELCA NEWS SERVICE
August 26, 2009
ELCA Assembly Elects Council, Committee, Board Members
MINNEAPOLIS (ELCA) -- Voting members of the 2009 Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) elected lay leaders and clergy to serve on the ELCA Church Council, churchwide committees and boards.
The churchwide assembly, the chief legislative authority of the ELCA, met here Aug. 17-23 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. About 2,000 people participated, including 1,045 ELCA voting members. The theme for the biennial assembly was "God's work. Our hands."
The ELCA Nominating Committee determines nominees for the voting members. Most elected will serve six-year terms. Election results are:
ELCA Church Council
The Rev. Michael J. Schmidt, Sioux City, Iowa
The Rev. Raymond A. Miller, Quakertown, Pa.
The Rev. Kathryn A. Tiede, Lino Lakes, Minn.
The Rev. Amsalu T. Geleta, Springfield, Va.
Rebecca D. Carlson, Cumberland, Wis.
Susan W. McArver, Columbia, S.C.
Louise A. Hemstead, Cashton, Wis.
Judith E. Barlow-Roberts, Windsor, Conn.
Ivan A. Perez, Chicago
Blaire P. Smith, Erie, Pa.
William B. Horne II, Clearwater, Fla.
ELCA Evangelical Outreach and Congregational Mission Program Committee
The Rev. Erik T. Samuelson, Spokane, Wash.
Janet A. Peters, Flemington, N.J.
Paul H. Lewellan, Davenport, Iowa
The Rev. Lori Ann Strang, Toledo, Ohio
Emried D. Cole, Baltimore
ELCA Global Mission Program Committee
The Rev. Lisa A. Smith, Anchorage, Alaska
Martha R. Norat, Dorado, Puerto Rico
R. Timothy Muth, Brookfield, Wis.
The Rev. Douglas S. Cox, Excelsior, Minn.
Amanda F. Tompkins, Tannersville, Pa.
ELCA Vocation and Education Program Committee
The Rev. John I. Rollefson, Los Angeles
Alicia R. Anderson, Boalsburg, Pa.
David M. Blomquist, Iron Mountain, Mich.
The Rev. Lamont A. Wells, Philadelphia
Kari A. Lipke, St. Peter, Minn.
ELCA Church in Society Program Committee
The Rev. William S. Maxon, Emmaus, Pa.
Siri J. Fiebiger, Moorhead, Minn.
Angela Ellis, Baltimore
The Rev. Khader N. El-Yateem, Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Rev. Kevin R. Maly, Denver
ELCA Multicultural Ministries Program Committee
The Rev. Susan L. Gamelin, High Point, N.C.
Jonathan G. Gomez, Phoenix, Ariz.
The Rev. Herbert G. Wounded Head III, Brookings, S.D.
Rose Oundjian, Las Vegas
Nathaniel P. Viets-VanLear, Chicago
Publishing House of the ELCA Board of Trustees
The Rev. Winston D. Persaud, Dubuque, Iowa
Rosemary R. Ohles, Lincoln, Neb.
Brilsford "Bril" B. Flint, Austin, Texas
Timothy I. Maudlin, Edina, Minn.
The Rev. Brian C. King, Iowa Falls, Iowa
ELCA Mission Investment Fund Board of Trustees
The Rev. Lorenz "Larry" W. Lutey, Naperville, Ill.
Kendra D. Brodin, Fridley, Minn.
Warren W. Hanson, Minneapolis
Judy L. Conklin, Crystal Lake, Ill.
Daniel M. Bringman, Gettysburg, Pa.
ELCA Board of Pensions Board of Trustees
The Rev. Jeffrey D. Thiemann, Walnut Creek, Calif.
Jill A. Schumann, Gettysburg, Pa.
Lisa Ann Kro, Plymouth, Minn.
Kathleen K. Mooney, Cold Spring, Minn.
Kevin D. Anderson, Gaithersburg, Md.
ELCA Nominating Committee
The Rev. Herbert E. Anderson, Berkeley, Calif.
The Rev. Kathie Bender Schwich, Park Ridge, Ill.
Kathy J. Magnus, Edina, Minn.
Judith A. Tutt-Starr, Los Angeles
Ken F. Aicher, Tampa, Fla.
Brandon W. Huston, Hamilton, Ohio
ELCA Committee on Discipline:
The Rev. Michel D. Clark, Knoxville, Ill.
The Rev. Joyce L. Piper, Willmar, Minn.
The Rev. Andrea L. Walker, Summit, N.J.
Kathryn L. Baerwald, Washington, D.C.
Joanne Chadwick, San Francisco
Janice M. Quirl, Austin, Texas
Arthur E. Murphy, Bellaire, Texas
Miguel A. Hernandez, El Paso, Texas
ELCA Committee on Appeals
The Rev. Philip L. Hougen, West Branch, Iowa
The Rev. Matthew L. Riegel, Morgantown, W.Va.
Madelyn H Busse, Denver
George C. Watson, Port Huron, Mich.
Information on the 2009 ELCA Churchwide Assembly is at http://www.ELCA.org/assembly on the Web.
* Carrie L. Draeger is a senior communication major with a concentration in journalism at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash. This summer she is an intern with the ELCA News Service.
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