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James Dunlop re-elected bishop of the ELCA Lower Susquehanna Synod

6/12/2019 1:45:00 PM

​CHICAGO – The Rev. James S. Dunlop was elected June 8 to serve a second six-year term as bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during the synod assembly, held June 6-8 at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa.

Dunlop was elected on the fourth ballot, with 319 votes. The Rev. Stephen R. Herr, pastor of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gettysburg, Pa., received 141.

Prior to becoming bishop, Dunlop served as pastor of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Littlestown, Pa., from 2005 to 2013.         

The bishop received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College in 1978 and a Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (now United Lutheran Seminary) in 2005. Gettysburg College is one of 26 ELCA colleges and universities. United is one of seven ELCA seminaries.

Information about the ELCA Lower Susquehanna Synod is available at lss-elca.org.

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About the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:
The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with nearly 3.5 million members in more than 9,100 worshiping communities across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. Known as the church of "God's work. Our hands.," the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians and service in the world. The ELCA's roots are in the writings of the German church reformer Martin Luther.

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