Lutheran Church overwhelmingly re-elects first female presiding bishop

By The Christian Post

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton’s reelection was announced on the first ballot at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. | Facebook/Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has re-elected their first female presiding bishop, the Reverend Elizabeth A. Eaton, by a large margin.

At a vote taken on Tuesday at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly, the Rev. Eaton won re-election on the first ballot, receiving 725 votes out of the 897 votes cast, or 81.19 percent.  

“We're church, church first,” stated Eaton in her address to the Churchwide Assembly following the election results. “Our lives are not only supported but our lives are surrounded, and our lives have their basis and meaning in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

Source:The Christian Post