News Releases

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

Bishop Eaton participates in Emanuel Nine commemoration event

06/14/2022

​The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), will join faith and government leaders on June 17 to mark the seventh anniversary of the racially motivated shootings at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. The leaders will participate in a commemorative Bible study event that will kick off a yearlong Bible study across the country.   

William Gafkjen reelected bishop of ELCA Indiana-Kentucky Synod

06/14/2022

The Rev. William O. Gafkjen, Indianapolis, was reelected June 9 to serve a third six-year term as bishop of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election was held during the synod assembly, June 9-11 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, Ind. 

Daniel Beaudoin reelected bishop of ELCA Northwestern Ohio Synod

06/10/2022

The Rev. Daniel G. Beaudoin, Findlay, Ohio, was reelected June 3 to serve a second six-year term as bishop of the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during the synod assembly June 3-4 at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. 

Scott Alan Johnson elected bishop of ELCA Nebraska Synod

06/08/2022

​The Rev. Scott Alan Johnson, Fremont, Neb., was elected June 4 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Nebraska Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during the synod assembly, June 2-4 at the Younes Conference Center South in Kearney, Neb.