Shelley Wickstrom, 54, as bishop of the Alaska Synod, effective July 1.
April 27 on the third ballot with 72 votes. Brian Crockett, pastor of Brevig Memorial (Brevig Mission) and Teller (Teller) Lutheran churches in Alaska, received 14 votes.
Region 1 coordinator for missional leadership. Served Dillingham Trinity Lutheran Church, Dillingham, and Lord of Life, North Pole, both in Alaska; American, Billings, and Christ the King, Bozeman, both in Montana.
Don Maier, who served as interim after Michael Keys took a call at Bethel Lutheran Church, Portland, Ore., and as Oregon Synod director for evangelical mission.
James Gonia, 52, as bishop of the Rocky Mountain Synod, effective Aug. 1.
April 28 on the fifth ballot with 263 votes. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Los Alamos, N.M., received 175 votes.
Program director for West Africa, Tanzania and Madagascar with ELCA Global Mission. Served Atonement Lutheran Church, Denver. As a missionary to Madgascar, he was a regional evangelism co-director, teacher and director of Betela Seminary.
Allan Bjornberg, who is concluding 18 years as bishop.
Kevin S. Kanouse, 58, to a third six-year term as bishop of the Northern Texas–Northern Louisiana Synod, April 27, on the first ballot with 190 votes. Phillip Heinze, pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church, Richland Hills, Texas, received 9 votes.
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