Leaders Discerning a Call to Bishop

The Ministers of Word and Sacrament whose biographies are posted here have indicated their openness to the call to be Bishop of the Rocky Mountain Synod. Those who are voting members at the upcoming Synod Assembly are encouraged to read these forms and pray for all those who have submitted them.

The first ballot at the Assembly is an Ecclesiastical Ballot, meaning that anyone who has submitted a biography below must still be nominated on that ballot in order to be considered. Other Word & Sacrament Ministers in the ELCA who have not submitted a biography may also be nominated on the first ballot, so voting members are not limited to the names listed on this page. (Please see the “timeline” on the Bishop Election Information tab for more information regarding the process.)

The Bishop Election Committee joins the entire synod in praying for the Holy Spirit’s guidance in this process, and thanks all those who have discerned, and are still discerning, their openness to this call.

Rev. Meghan Johnston Aelabouni

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Rev. Nicolé Raddu Ferry

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Rev. Joel Pancoast

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Rev. Leta Arndt Behrens

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Rev. Barbara Berry-Bailey

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Rev. Kirsten Laderach

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Rev. Alena Lamirato

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