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News Releases

ELCA news releases are detailed accounts describing events and ministries of the ELCA

Joy Mortensen-Wiebe elected bishop of ELCA South-Central Synod of Wisconsin

09/01/2020

The Rev. Joy Mortensen-Wiebe, Kewaskum, Wis., was elected Aug. 29 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during an online synod assembly.


Tessa Moon Leiseth elected bishop of ELCA Eastern North Dakota Synod

08/21/2020

The Rev. Tessa Moon Leiseth, Moorhead, Minn., was elected Aug. 16 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Eastern North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during an online synod assembly.

Amy Current elected bishop of ELCA Southeastern Iowa Synod

08/12/2020

The Rev. Amy Current, Dubuque, Iowa, was elected Aug. 7 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Southeastern Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during an online synod assembly.


ELCA commemorates 500th anniversary of Luther’s The Freedom of a Christian

08/05/2020

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s treatise The Freedom of a Christian. To observe this milestone, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), invites the church to read, study and reflect on this Lutheran witness of the Christian faith.


ELCA and Lutheran World Relief partner to fight COVID-19 around the world

08/04/2020

The ELCA has worked with Lutheran World Relief (LWR) to repurpose $160,000 in project funding for emergency responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America, Africa and Asia.


Virginia Aebischer elected bishop of ELCA South Carolina Synod

07/28/2020

The Rev. Virginia S. Aebischer, Columbia, S.C., was elected July 25 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the South Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).