2020-2021 Bishop Election

Our Next Bishop
Candidate Forums
In lieu of in-person candidate forums, a series of YouTube videos are available, as follows:
  • Individual Candidate InterviewsSee links at right below nominee's photos
  • Joint InterviewSee below

See "How to Elect a Bishop" document -- preparing voting members to the assembly regarding the nomination and
election process in our synod. ​ 

Rev. Meg Hoversten

Rev. Felix Malpica

Rev. Rebecca "Becky" Piper

Rev. Elizabeth-Ann "Becky" Swanson

Rev. Elizabeth "Libby" Howe

Rev. Steve E. Meyer

Rev. Anna Sorenson

Bishop Nominees

Group Candidate Forum
Each of the nominees were asked 7 different questions prepared by the Committee for the Election of Bishop. They were videoed as a group, each given 3 min. to respond to each question. Below you may listen to their responses, question by question.

  • Question 1 - global mission and world hunger 
  • Question 2 - engaging every generation in active ministry   
  • Question 3 - personal faith and spiritual practices  
  • Question 4 - ecumenical and secular connections  
  • Question 5 - viability of congregations  
  • Question 6 - welcome and inclusion  
  • Question 7 - the synod surviving in a changing world  

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