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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