Former Presiding Bishops

The Rev. Mark HansonThe Rev. Mark Hanson served as presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America from October 2001 to October 2013. 


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The Rev. H. George AndersonThe Rev. H. George Anderson served as presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America from October 1995 to October 2001.


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The Rev. Herbert W. ChilstromThe Rev. Herbert W. Chilstrom served as presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America from its inception in 1987 to October 1995. 


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