Bishop Robert G. Schaefer of the Florida-Bahamas Synod, ELCA, announced his resignation as bishop, effective March 31, 2017. Bishop Marcus Lohrmann was appointed as interim bishop, effective April 1. A bishop’s election will occur during this year’s Synod Assembly, which will now be Oct. 12-14, 2017. Below are links to communications related to this transition.
Click here for the full announcement (February 10, 2017)
Greeting from Interim Bishop Marcus Lohrmann (March 30, 2017)
Reflection and update on transition process (May 1, 2017)
Bishop Lohrmann’s report to Synod Council (June 2, 2017)