Elected: Brian D. Maas, 48, as bishop of the Nebraska Synod for a six-year term, effective Sept 1.
When: June 2 on the fourth ballot with 432 votes. Kathy Gerking, interim pastor of Bethesda Lutheran Church, Ames, Iowa, received 189 votes.
Elected: James E. Hazelwood, 53, as bishop of the New England Synod for a six-year term, effective Sept. 1.
Replaces: Margaret G. Payne, who is retiring after serving two terms as bishop.
James A. Justman, 55, to a third six-year term as bishop of the East Central Synod of Wisconsin, on the first ballot with 256 votes. Steven Gjerde, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Wausau, Wis., received 37 votes.
Stephen S. Talmage, 53, to a second six-year term as bishop of the Grand Canyon Synod, on the first ballot. Talmage received 228 of 261 votes.
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