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New Lutheran bishop is legally blind

New Lutheran bishop is legally blind

From the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:

The Rev. Craig Alan Satterlee was elected May 21 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). He was elected on the fifth ballot during the synod assembly May 19-21 in Lansing, Mich.

“The church has done something bold by electing as bishop someone who has a disability and is legally blind. The playbook hasn’t been written yet, but the church and the world will take notice. This is the Spirit’s doing,” said Satterlee in an interview. ….

Satterlee is the Axel Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson professor of homiletics and associate director for the advanced studies program at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He is dean for the doctor of ministry in preaching program at the Association of Chicago Theological Schools and adjunct professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind. The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is one of eight ELCA seminaries.

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Donna McNiel

I had the privilege of participating in a congregation’s annual meeting with Rev. Satterlee and was in the unfortunate position of speaking after him! He is an amazing preacher and a lovely person. It is no surprise that he’s been elected bishop. Congratulations to him and his synod. This is good news for the whole Church – not because he is blind but because he is an exceptional pastor and leader.

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