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Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton

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Presiding Bishop

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
8765 W. Higgins Road
Chicago , Illinois 60631
United States

Company Description: About the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with approximately 4.5...   more

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  • Bachelor of Arts degree , music education
    College of Wooster
  • Master of Divinity degree
    Harvard Divinity School
  • Bachelor's degree , music education
    College of Wooster
  • Master's of Divinity degree
    Harvard Divinity School
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Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the ..., 23 April 2015 [cached]
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the presiding bishop of the ELCA, will preach at the Festival Worship on Thursday evening and deliver the State of the Church Address on Friday morning.
News & Press, 16 Dec 2013 [cached]
Elizabeth Eaton, bishop of Northeast Ohio, becomes the first female head bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America after defeating the incumbent by 2-1.
OSLC News, 4 Sept 2013 [cached]
Elizabeth Eaton elected ELCA presiding bishop
PITTSBURGH (ELCA) - The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Northeastern Ohio Synod, was elected Aug. 14 presiding bishop of the ELCA at the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. She was elected on the fifth ballot. There were 889 votes cast, and 445 votes were needed for an election. Eaton received 600 votes and the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, ELCA presiding bishop, received 287. Eaton is the ELCA's first woman presiding bishop-elect. The churchwide assembly, the chief legislative authority of the ELCA, is meeting here Aug. 12-17 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The theme for the triennial assembly is "Always being made new. This year marks the 25th anniversary of this church. "We are a church that is overwhelmingly European in a culture that is increasingly pluralistic. We need to welcome the gifts of those who come from different places, that is a conversation we need to have as a church," Eaton told the assembly shortly after the election. Prior to becoming synod bishop, Eaton served as pastor for ELCA congregations in Ohio. She earned a Master's of divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., and a Bachelor's degree in music education from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.
Born in Cleveland on April 2, ..., 7 Oct 2013 [cached]
Born in Cleveland on April 2, 1955, Eaton earned a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School... Read More >
Elizabeth Eaton installed as ELCA presiding bishop
Eaton is the ELCA's fourth presiding bishop and the first woman to lead the 4 million-member church. She will assume office Nov. 1.      "I found it beautiful and deeply moving that this new ministry was begun in worship; that as a church, we were 'lost in wonder, love and praise,'" Eaton said of the installation service.
Eaton served as presiding minister after the installation rite.
     Crist said that those gathered came "to install Bishop Eaton, and to welcome her and empower her to sow in this wider field that she now gets to traverse. And we are also here to pledge to Bishop Eaton and to one
     Eaton was elected Aug. 14 at the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Pittsburgh. She will serve a six-year term.      Born April 2, 1955, in Cleveland, Eaton earned a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.      Ordained June 4, 1981, Eaton served as assistant pastor of All Saints Lutheran Church in Worthington, Ohio; interim pastor of Good Hope Lutheran Church in Boardman, Ohio; and pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Ashtabula, Ohio. She was elected bishop of the ELCA Northeastern Ohio Synod in 2006 and re-elected in May 2013.      Eaton is involved in a number of boards and committees. She is a board member of Trinity Lutheran Seminary and Capital University, both based in Columbus, Ohio. She is a member of the Lutheran Episcopal Coordinating Committee and the ELCA Conference of Bishops Executive Committee. She also serves on the Conference of Bishops Domestic Ready Bench and serves in roles with the ELCA Malaria Campaign, the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, PORTICO Philosophy of Benefits Task Force, Ohio Council of Churches and Lutheran Planned Giving in Ohio.      Prior to her election, Eaton was the liaison bishop to the ELCA Church Council and a member of the ELCA Memorials Committee for the 2007, 2011 and 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assemblies. She served as a delegate to The Lutheran World Federation Assembly in Budapest in 1984, on the review team for Lutheran Episcopal dialogues in 1982, and she was a part of the delegation from the ELCA's predecessor church bodies to the German
Staff | Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, ELCA, 26 Feb 2015 [cached]
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
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