Monthly Archives: June 2013

Rev. Steven Delzer elected bishop of Southeastern Minnesota Synod Assembly

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Rev. Steven Delzer, Faribault, Minn., was elected June 8 to a six-year term as bishop of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Delzer was elected on the fifth ballot during … Continue reading

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Results of the fifth ballot for the election of a bishop

Below are the results of the fifth ballot for the election of the bishop. The number indicates the number of votes received. Steve Delzer – 310 Vernon Christopherson – 171

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2013 Elections

The following individuals were elected to serve in the Southeastern Minnesota Synod at the 2013 Synod Assembly: Augsburg College Corporation Board Elected for a 2-year term Rev. Mark Boorsma, Ascension, Albert Lea Rev. Craig Breimhorst, Christ, Faribault Rev. Jeff Forbes, … Continue reading

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Banquet honors synod staff

By Rev. Emily Carson The first day of the assembly concluded with a buffet dinner and program on Friday night. The program highlighted the valued service of all those on the synod staff. Representatives from around the synod came forward … Continue reading

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Results of the second ballot for the election of a bishop

Below are the results of the second ballot for the election of the bishop. The number indicates the number of votes received. Steve Delzer – 130 Glenn Monson – 73 Norman Wahl – 67 Sarah Nietz – 61 Vernon Christopherson … Continue reading

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Bishop Usgaard’s final Synod Assembly report

By Rev. Emily Carson On Friday morning, Bishop Harold Usgaard addressed the assembly in his last official report as acting bishop of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod. It was a heartfelt reflection, expressing deep gratitude for those with whom he has … Continue reading

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Bishop Usgaard’s Report to the Synod Assembly

Tonight the synod will recognize the synod staff which has served you during these past 12 years. But I want to take this opportunity to thank them as well. I have asked them to come to the front as I … Continue reading

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55 nominees on the first ballot for the election of a bishop

The following individuals were on the first ballot for the election of the bishop. They were given the opportunity to withdraw their names, so not all were available for the second ballot. The number indicates the number of votes received. … Continue reading

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