Robert Rimbo re-elected bishop of ELCA Metropolitan New York Synod

ELCA News

The Rev. Robert A. Rimbo was re-elected May 31 to serve a second six-year term as bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) during the Synod Assembly May 29-31 at the Hilton Long Island in Melville, N.Y.

Rimbo was re-elected on the fifth ballot with 225 votes to 216 votes for the Rev. J. Elise Brown, senior pastor of Advent Lutheran Church in Manhattan, N.Y.

Rimbo graduated from Christ Seminary-Seminex, St. Louis and served for two years as executive assistant to the project director of the Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship, New York, which produced the "Lutheran Book of Worship." He was pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Valley Stream, N.Y., and St. James Lutheran Church in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. Rimbo was an assistant to the bishop of the ELCA Southeast Michigan Synod from 1991 to 1996. He was pastor of Antioch Lutheran Church in Farmington Hills, Mich., when elected bishop of the ELCA Southeast Michigan Synod in 1998. He left the office of bishop in 2005 to become pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. In 2008, Rimbo was elected bishop of the ELCA Metropolitan New York Synod.

Information about the ELCA Metropolitan New York Synod is available at http://www.mnys.org.