Ann Rogers of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has the story:
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of Cleveland has been elected presiding bishop of the 4 million-member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
On the fifth ballot she defeated 12-year incumbent Bishop Mark Hanson 600-287.
Both are considered centrists in a denomination that lost 500,000 members after a 2009 decision to permit partnered gay clergy.
The bishop’s husband, the Rev. Conrad Selnick, is an Episcopal priest and a management consultant.
Added: RNS story.