LUTHERAN CHURCH ELECTS FIRST TRANSGENDER BISHOP


The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America last week elected

Rev. Megan Rohrer to serve as bishop for the Sierra Pacific synod

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America last week elected Rev. Megan Rohrer, a biological female who identifies as a male, to serve as bishop for the Sierra Pacific synod, based in Sacramento, California, NPR reported.

In the new leadership role, which is set to last six years, Rohrer will oversee some 36,000 individual members from nearly 200 congregations in central and northern California and northern Nevada.

The 41-year-old bishop-elect, who currently serves as a pastor at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in San Francisco and as a community chaplain coordinator for the city’s police department, told the Religion News Service that it was an “honor” to be called to serve the synod.


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