ELCA NEWS SERVICE
June 1, 2012
James Justman re-elected bishop of ELCA East-Central Synod of Wisconsin
CHICAGO (ELCA) -- The Rev. James A. Justman was elected June 1 to a third six-year term as bishop of the East-Central Synod of Wisconsin of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). He was re-elected on the first ballot with 256 of 339 votes at the synod's assembly in Green Bay, Wis.
Born in Oshkosh, Wis., Justman graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. Wartburg is one of eight ELCA seminaries.
Ordained in 1983, Justman served as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton, Wis., and Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Oshkosh.
He was first elected bishop in 2000 and re-elected in 2006.
Information about the ELCA East-Central Synod of Wisconsin is available at http://www.ecsw.org.
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About the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:
The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with 4.2 million members in 10,000 congregations across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. Known as the church of "God's work. Our hands," the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians and service in the world. The ELCA's roots are in the writings of the German church reformer, Martin Luther.
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