News Releases

ELCA news releases are detailed accounts describing events and ministries of the ELCA

Vivian Davila Elected Bishop of the ELCA Caribbean Synod

06/12/2024

The Rev. Vivian J. Davila, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, was elected June 8 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Caribbean Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during the synod assembly, June 7-8 at the Disciples of Christ Christian Center in Bayamon.

Martin Halom Elected Bishop of the ELCA Northwest Synod of Wisconsin

06/12/2024

​The Rev. Martin R. Halom, Bloomer, Wis., was elected June 8 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during the synod assembly, June 7-8 at the W.R. Davies Student Center of the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.

Timothy Graham Elected Bishop of the ELCA Indiana-Kentucky Synod

06/12/2024

​The Rev. Timothy M. Graham, Fort Wayne, Ind., was elected June 8 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during the synod assembly, June 7-9 at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center in Louisville, Ky.

ELCA Youth Gathering to bring thousands to New Orleans

06/11/2024

​Meeting under the theme "Created to Be," nearly 16,000 youth, adult leaders and others from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will participate in the ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans, La., July 16-20. The Gathering brings together high school age Lutherans from across the country and overseas for faith formation, worship, fellowship and service. 

Nathan Pipho Elected Bishop of the ELCA New England Synod

06/11/2024

​The Rev. Nathan D. Pipho, Worcester, Mass., was elected June 7 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during the synod assembly, June 6-8, at the DCU Center in Worcester.

Bishop Eaton Issues Message on the War in Gaza

06/05/2024

​For eight horrific months war has raged in Gaza. Thousands of people have died, and thousands more are suffering. In recent days we have seen unspeakable images of violence in Rafah and escalating violence in the West Bank. Like the prophet Isaiah, we lament, "How long, O Lord?" (Isaiah 6:11).