Linda Norman is the treasurer of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Norman graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She earned a Master of Science degree in accounting, also from Trinity, in 1998 and her CPA in 1999. She received her Master of Divinity in 2006 from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and accepted a call at Bethel Lutheran Church in Chicago where she served until 2009. Linda Norman remains a member of Bethel Lutheran Church.
Norman joined the staff of the ELCA churchwide organization in 2006, serving first as controller and then Chief Financial Officer for the ELCA Foundation. In February 2011, she became controller and assistant treasurer for the ELCA. As treasurer of the ELCA, Norman is responsible for proposing financial policy for review and action by the Church Council and provides for the implementation, within such policies, of the financial, accounting, audit, property management, investment, banking and related systems and services for the units of the churchwide organization. In this role, Norman also provides oversight of Information Technology and building Management Services for the churchwide organization. Norman is also an advisor to the Board of Trustees of the Board of Pensions of the ELCA, Mission Investment Fund of the ELCA, and serves as Treasurer of the Endowment Fund of the ELCA.