Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

This past weekend, I was in Chicago for the installation of Elizabeth Eaton as the fourth Presiding Bishop of the ELCA.  It was a grand and glorious weekend, with lively liturgy and music.

Bishop Eaton will formally begin her responsibilities on November 1, 2013.

I am grateful for the ministry of Bishop Mark Hanson, who has been an articulate leader for twelve years.

We benefit from good leadership.

The week also included a full agenda with the Conference of Bishops, welcoming in 13 new synodical bishops as well as the initial meetings of the Theological Education Advisory Council, which I have been asked to join.

More to come - first, a night's rest in my own bed.