​Five students were awarded 2021-22 Torrison Medical Scholarships, a program managed by the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities.


​The Executive Committee of the ELCA Church Council has appointed Carlos Peña as the ELCA’s interim vice president.


​William "Bill" Horne II, vice president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, died Aug. 14 of a suspected heart attack. He served as city manager of Clearwater, Fla., since 2001.


​We lament the anxiety and turmoil this ruling is causing in our communities. We pray for all who may suffer due to the end of this program. We grieve this potential loss to our church and to the communities in which we serve.


​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 Sexuality: Gift and Trust, p. 33). 


​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.

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