Fascinating ELCA Facts
ELCA Research and Evaluation . . . where the church counts!
- The oldest active ELCA pastor is 89 years old.
- The pastor who has been in the same call the longest has served the same congregation
for 54 years. The pastor is 84 years old.
- The ordained woman who has been in the same call the longest has served in that call
for 40 years.
- 83.3% of ordained women with calls are serving in congregations. 84.0% of ordained men with calls are serving in congregations.
- The active pastor ordained the longest has been ordained 62 years.
- The oldest ELCA congregation was founded in 1649.
- The largest congregation has 14,109 baptized members.
- The fastest growing congregation grew by 603 in average worship attendance last year.
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