Elected: Stephen G. Marsh, 54, as bishop of the Southeast Michigan Synod, effective Aug. 1.
|Stephen G. Marsh|
May 2 on the fifth ballot with 210 votes. Adolph A. “Skip” Wachsmann III, Genesis Lutheran Church
, Detroit, received 148 votes. Bio:
Assistant to the bishop of the Southeast Michigan Synod
for African-American strategy and justice concerns. Served St. Peter Lutheran Church
, Springfield Gardens (Queens), N.Y.; The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit
, Chicago; and The Church of the Holy Redeemer
, Brooklyn, N.Y. Graduate of Northwestern University
, Evanston, Ill., and Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary (now Trinity Lutheran Seminary
), Columbus, Ohio. Also attended Makumira Theological College
in Arusha, Tanzania, in 1981. Replaces:
John H.K. Schreiber, who died Aug. 16, 2008. Kenneth R. Olsen serves as interim bishop.