Reports submitted by: Karen
Bockelman, Rebecca Bossenbroek, Adam J. Bost, John Dellis, Robert
Fisher, Debra Illingworth Greene, Danette Griffith, Ann Hafften, Beth
Helgen, Paul F. Heykes, Sue Hildebrand, Rebecca Kerr, Elizabeth Luiten,
Julie Mankin, Robin McCants, Kent Mueller, Marilyn Mohr, Rachel
Pritchett, Lori Seargeant, Sue Shallow.
Elected: Bruce Burnside, 53, as bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, effective July 1.
When: May 5, on the fifth ballot with 253 votes. Michael C. Rehak, an assistant to the bishop, received 159 votes.
Bio: Pastor of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Monona, Wis. Graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash., and Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio. Served congregations in Sharon and Boscobel, both Wisconsin.
Replaces: George G. Carlson.
Duane C. Pederson, 52, as bishop of the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin
, effective Aug. 1. When:
June 2, on the fifth ballot with 329 votes. Gary A. Hedding, an assistant to the bishop, received 136 votes. Bio:
Pastor of First Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, Wis. Graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., and Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn. Served congregations in Chicago and Bozeman, Mont.Replaces:
Robert D. Berg.
John Schleicher, 63, as bishop of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod
, effective Sept. 1.When:
May 22, on the fifth ballot with 193 votes. Daniel B. Ward, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., received 192 votes.Bio:
Assistant to the bishop, North/West Lower Michigan Synod. Graduate of Capital University, Columbus, Ohio; Evangelical (now Trinity) Lutheran Seminary, Columbus; and United Seminary, Dayton, Ohio. Served congregations in Kilgore, Ohio; Detroit; Imlay City, Mich.; and Farwell, Mich. Replaces:
Elected: Dave H. Brauer-Rieke, 51, as bishop of the Oregon Synod, effective Aug. 1.
When: May 19, on the fifth ballot with 230 votes. Zane O. Wilson, an assistant to the bishop, had 132 votes.
Bio: Pastor of Atonement Lutheran Church, Newport, Ore. Graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash., and Luther Northwestern Seminary, St. Paul, Minn. Served a congregation in Milton-Freewater, Ore.
Replaces: Paul R. Swanson.
Elected: H. Julian Gordy, 56, as bishop of the Southeastern Synod, effective Sept. 1.
When: June 3, on the fifth ballot with 286 votes. David Keener, pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church, Evans, Ga., received 173 votes.
Bio: Pastor of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Franklin, Tenn. Graduate of Lutheran Southern Seminary, Columbia, S.C. Served congregations in Morristown, Tenn., and Ocean Springs, Miss.
Replaces: Ronald B. Warren.
• Edward Benoway, 59, as bishop of the Florida-Bahamas Synod, May 5, on the sixth ballot, with 252 of 502 votes.
• Robert D. Hofstad, 59, as bishop of the Southwestern Washington Synod, May 19 on the third ballot, with 207 of 281 votes.
• Craig E. Johnson, 59, as bishop of Minneapolis Area Synod, June 1, on the first ballot, with 449 of 562 votes.