Special Bulletin: NEW Director of Evangelical Mission

Deacon Kathleen (Kat) Tigerman earned her BA in French and International Service from Valparaiso University and her MATS (MA in Theological Studies) from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago with emphases in Biblical Studies and Environmental Justice. She also speaks Spanish conversationally. The Lutheran Deaconess Association consecrated Kat as a deaconess in 2012, and she…

Bishop’s Blog – Return and Reflection

I am glad to report that I am returning to work. I am doing so cautiously and carefully, as I continue to recover from open-heart surgery to replace a valve, and severe back pain due to a strep infection. The pain is mostly gone during the day. It comes back at night when I stretch…

Synod Assembly 2023

Our 2023 Synod Assembly Logo What’s it mean? The logo for this year’s synod assembly features a phoenix. The phoenix is a mythical creature that burns up, dies, and resurrects to new life, over and over again. This synod encapsulated our theme of going beyond death to life. We are a people of resurrection, resilience,…