The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Bishop proposes new churchwide structure

Even before he moved his things into the 11th floor corner office at 8765 Higgins Rd., Mark S. Hanson envisioned a different structure for the organization the ELCA calls "churchwide."

That dream has grown into a design proposal the presiding bishop unveiled in September. If adopted, the plan will cut 41 positions, including six executive directors; dissolve the Higher Education and Schools, Congregational Ministries and Outreach divisions and the Multicultural Ministries and Women commissions; and form five departments (see below).

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