As we gathered in Columbus, Ohio, where the first constituting convention was held in 1987 – and where the Reverend Herbert Chilstrom was elected as the first presiding Bishop of what was to become the largest Lutheran denomination in the USA – here are some reflections of those elected to the 2022 Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Illustrations by Kelly Wilkerson
I was surprised by the 86 memorials (resolutions) and how passionate people were on getting these memorials adopted.
I’m thankful I got to meet more people from our synod. I made so many lovely connections!
Rev Nicole Eastwood – Vero Beach – Rostered Minister SE Mission District