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College pastor elected bishop

By David Gonnerman '90
February 20, 2012

On Saturday Ann Svennungsen, interim college pastor at St. Olaf, was elected bishop of the Minneapolis synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She is the first woman elected to lead the denomination's largest synod, and the first female bishop in Minnesota.

Read more in the Star Tribune (which quotes St. Olaf Professor of Religion L. DeAne Lagerquist) and at the ELCA.


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