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Bishop elections

John S. Macholz

Elected: John S. Macholz, 62, as bishop of the Upstate New York Synod, effective Sept. 1.

When: June 3 on the fifth ballot with 236 votes. Marie C. Jerge, current bishop, received 154 votes.

Bio: Pastor of Atonement Lutheran Church, Rochester, N.Y. Served Faith Lutheran Church, Glenmont, N.Y. He earned degrees from Concordia College, Bronxville, N.Y., and Christ Seminary-Seminex, St. Louis.

 

 

Michael L. Rhyne

Elected: Michael L. Rhyne, 40, as bishop of the Allegheny Synod, effective Sept. 1.

When: June 7 on the fifth ballot with 139 votes. Lynn M. Miller, assistant to the synod bishop, received 113 votes.

Bio: Pastor of Geeseytown (Hollidaysburg, Pa.) and Newry (Newry, Pa.) Lutheran churches. Earned degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa; and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, S.C. Prior to entering seminary, Rhyne was in theater and taught at Huntington College in Montgomery, Ala.; Auburn [Ala.] University; and Troy [Ala.] University.

Replaces: Gregory Pile, who is retiring.

 

Re-elected:

James A. Arends, 62, to a second six-year term as bishop of the La Crosse Area Synod, June 14, on the first ballot, receiving 220 out of  225 votes.

Michael M. Burk, 59, to a second six-year term as bishop of the Southeastern Iowa Synod, May 31, on the fourth ballot with 254 out of 380 votes. 

Mark W. Holmerud, 57, to a second six-year term as bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod, May 31, on the fourth ballot with 283 out of 384 votes.

Mark E. Narum, 51, to a second six-year term as bishop of the Western North Dakota Synod, May 30 on the first ballot with 263 out of 294 votes.

Robert A. Rimbo, 63, to a second six-year term as bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod, May 31, on the fifth ballot with 225 out of 441 votes.

Steven L. Ullestad, 61, to a fifth term as bishop of the Northeastern Iowa Synod, June 14, on the fourth ballot with 230 out of 303 votes. 

Herman R. Yoos III, 62, to a second  six-year term as bishop of the South Carolina Synod, on the first ballot, receiving 348 of 423 votes. 

Samuel R. Zeiser, 62, to a second six-year term as bishop of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod, May 30, on the first ballot with 436 out of 505 votes.


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