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New bishop elected

Elected: Thomas A. Skrenes, 44, as bishop of the Northern Great Lakes Synod, effective Sept. 1.

When: May 25, on the fifth ballot, 161-128 over David L. Echelbarger, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Negaunee, Mich.

Bio: Assistant to the bishop, Northern Great Lakes Synod. Served as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Ishpeming, Mich. Graduate of the University of Wisconsin — Madison and Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.

Replaces: Dale R. Skogman, who retires Sept. 1.


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