Last week I attended the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee, WI as a voting member from the Northwest Washington Synod. The assembly happens every 3 years and serves as the highest legislative-making body of our denomination. Over 900 voting members made the following decisions (as listed in the ELCA’s “summary of actions”):
- Reelected on the first ballot the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton to a six-year term as ELCA presiding bishop.
- Elected Deacon Sue Rothmeyer to a six-year term as ELCA secretary. Rothmeyer, currently serving as executive for administration with the Office of the Secretary, was installed during the assembly’s closing worship on Aug. 10 and will begin her term Nov. 1.
- Approved the social statement “Faith, Sexism and Justice: A Call to Action” and its implementing resolutions. The social statement, in part, names patriarchy and sexism as sins and calls the church to action on a […]