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Courageous Leadership Series | ELCA Coaching

You are invited to join ELCA Coaching at 1pm Central on the Third Wednesday of July and the First and Third Wednesday of August to learn some possibly surprising, and some definitely humorous, things about COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP. We have a special guest confirmed for two of these dates, and we are inviting you to bring a spirit of curiosity and childlike play to…

Courageous Leadership Series | ELCA Coaching

You are invited to join ELCA Coaching at 1pm Central on the Third Wednesday of July and the First and Third Wednesday of August to learn some possibly surprising, and some definitely humorous, things about COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP. We have a special guest confirmed for two of these dates, and we are inviting you to bring a spirit of curiosity and childlike play to…

Courageous Leadership Series | ELCA Coaching

You are invited to join ELCA Coaching at 1pm Central on the Third Wednesday of July and the First and Third Wednesday of August to learn some possibly surprising, and some definitely humorous, things about COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP. We have a special guest confirmed for two of these dates, and we are inviting you to bring a spirit of curiosity and childlike play to…

Presiding Bishop issues pastoral message on Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

​As children of God, we give thanks for all of the LGBTQIA+ people who experience God’s calling to the holy work of parenting. In particular response to the June 17 Supreme Court ruling on Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, the ELCA stands with our LGBTQIA+ siblings in Christ and reaffirms our commitment to equal protection, opportunities and responsibilities under the law (Human…

Dee Pederson elected bishop of ELCA Southwestern Minnesota Synod

​CHICAGO — The Rev. Dee (“Diane”) Pederson, St. Cloud, Minn., was elected June 12 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during an online synod assembly. Pederson was elected on the fifth ballot, with 205 votes. The Rev. Bryant C. Kaden, pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran…

World Refugee Day letter

​“And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me’” (Matthew 25:40). The global need for refugee resettlement has never been greater, and the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) is that lifeline — for children forcibly conscripted into armies,…

Paula Schmitt elected bishop of ELCA Allegheny Synod

​CHICAGO  — The Rev. Paula J. Schmitt, Latrobe, Pa., was elected June 5 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Allegheny Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during an online synod assembly. Schmitt was elected on the fifth ballot, with 121 votes. The Rev. Scott Klimke, pastor of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Johnstown,…