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Bishop Michael Rinehart

Michael Rinehart is Bishop of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod. Bishop Mike has a website with links to his podcasts. Michael studied music at Valparaiso University, a Lutheran university in Valparaiso, Indiana, focusing on organ performance and singing in the VU Schola Cantorum, Chorale, Concert Choir. He received his Master of Divinity at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. He lives in Montgomery,…

Synod Assembly – 2021

2020 was a year of unimaginable challenges: a pandemic, political divide, unprecedented natural and man-made disasters, social justice movements, working, learning, and worshiping from home, pivoting on a moment’s notice, grief and loss abounding. And yet, we witnessed the resiliency of the human spirit and an incredible strength in adaptive community while being forced to…