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Northeastern Ohio elects Eaton as bishop

Elizabeth Eaton, 51, was elected bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod, effective Feb. 1.

Elizabeth Eaton
Voting members elected Eaton during a special Dec. 2 synod assembly, on the fifth ballot, 281-230, over David P. Anderson, a pastor of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Medina, Ohio.

At the time of her election, Eaton was serving as pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church, Ashtabula, Ohio. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass, she previously served All Saints Lutheran Church, Worthington, Ohio, and Good Hope Lutheran Church, Youngstown, Ohio. She was elected in 2005 to the ELCA Church Council.

She replaces Marcus Miller, who began a call Aug. 15 as president of Lutheran Southern Seminary in Columbia, S.C.


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