News Releases

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

Brenda Bos elected bishop of ELCA Southwest California Synod

06/11/2021

​The Rev. Brenda Bos, Glendale, Calif., was elected June 5 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Bos will be the first openly lesbian bishop in the ELCA. The election took place during an online synod assembly.

Megan Rohrer elected bishop of ELCA Sierra Pacific Synod

05/10/2021

​The Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer (they/their), San Francisco, Calif., was elected May 8 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the ELCA Sierra Pacific Synod. Rohrer is the first transgender bishop in the ELCA. The election took place during an online synod assembly.

ELCA Church Council approves sanctuary church guidelines

04/21/2021

​The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) met electronically April 14-17. The council, which serves as the ELCA's board of directors, took action on a variety of matters intended to advance this church's mission and ministry.