ELCA ecumenical journey delegation, March 14-31, 2003
• Bishop Mark S. Hanson, ELCA presiding bishop, Chicago.
• Ione Hanson, Chicago.
• Lowell G. Almen, ELCA secretary, Chicago.
• John R. Brooks, ELCA Department for Communication, Chicago.
• Linda J. Brown, ELCA Church Council, Fargo, N.D.
• Joseph G. Crippen, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, advisory committee for the Department for Ecumenical Affairs, and ELCA Church Council, Northfield, Minn.
• Jon S. Enslin, interim associate director for the Department for Ecumenical Affairs, Chicago.
• Eileen Heffner, assistant to the director of the Department for Ecumenical Affairs, Chicago.
• David E. Jensen, pastor of Ascension Lutheran Church, ELCA Lutheran Ecumenical Representatives Network, Minocqua, Wis.
• Randy Lee, director for the Department for Ecumenical Affairs, Chicago.
• Kathy J. Magnus, regional officer for North America of the Lutheran World Federation, Chicago.
• Donald J. McCoid, bishop of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod and chair of the ELCA Conference of Bishops, Pittsburgh.
• David L. Miller, editor of The Lutheran, Chicago.
• Marcus Miller, bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
• Arthur Norman, ELCA representative to the World Council of Churches Central Committee, Houston.
• Fred S. Opalinski, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Latrobe, Pa., and ELCA Church Council member.
• Karen Parker, assistant to the bishop of the Pacifica Synod, Yorba Linda, Calif., and ELCA Church Council member.
• Earlene Reeder, assistant to the bishop, Southeast Michigan Synod, Detroit.
• Paul A. Schreck, executive assistant to the secretary and associate for bilateral dialogues for the ELCA, Chicago.
We are seen as a significant partner in the striving for unity in the body of Christ that we call ecumenism," said Mark Hanson, reflecting upon the ecumenical journey he led to Geneva, Rome and London, March 14-31. An 18-member delegation of ELCA bishops, pastors and leaders accompanied the presiding bishop, seeking to reconfirm and deepen the ELCA's ecumenical relationships.
"At every table we sat, we were involved with significant discussions about moving deeper into the unity we already have," Hanson said. "How do we deepen the unity that is ours?"
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