ELCA Churchwide Assembly
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, with which Wittenberg is affiliated, met in churchwide assembly today. They covered some important business, including electing a new presiding bishop, who will replace Bishop Mark Hanson. Bishop Hanson has been on campus several times in the last few years. Most recently, he came to campus for my inauguration!
The Presiding Bishop-elect, Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, is currently the bishop for the Northeast Ohio Synod. She visited Wittenberg in 2009 to preach at the Festival Choral Eucharist for Reformation service in Weaver Chapel.
We’re excited to welcome her as the first woman to be elected to this top post in American Lutheranism.