James A. Justman resigned Dec. 19 as bishop of the East-Central Synod of Wisconsin, citing personal reasons. He resigned while on a sabbatical that began in October. Justman wrote Dec. 20 to synod members, sharing his hope that they knew “how much I have loved this calling, and how honored I have been to share in ministry and mission with you. For personal reasons, the timing is best for me to step away at this time.” Justman was re-elected in 2012 to his third six-year term as synod bishop. At presstime, an interim bishop had not yet been named.
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