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Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton

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Presiding Bishop

Local Address:  United States
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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Home - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 9 Oct 2015 [cached]
Born in Cleveland on April 2, 1955, Eaton earned a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School... Read More >
In an endeavor to deepen dialogue, Bishop Eaton met with religious leaders in London, Geneva and Rome. Read More >
Did you miss the webcast of ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton and William B. Horne II, a member of the ELCA Church Council from Clearwater, Fla., discussing the sin of racism?
Meet Bishop Elizabeth Eaton | Faith Lutheran Church | Faith Lutheran Church, ELCA, 1 June 2015 [cached]
Meet Bishop Elizabeth Eaton Meet Bishop Elizabeth Eaton | Faith Lutheran Church | Faith Lutheran Church, ELCA
Faith Lutheran Church
Meet Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
Born in Cleveland on April 2, 1955, 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 Democratic Republic in 1982.
After ZOA representative Liz ..., 12 Jan 2015 [cached]
After ZOA representative Liz Berney asked AZM for the procedures to file a complaint, AZM did NOT say that the complaint was time-barred.
Ms. Berney had to send four emails on Dec. 25, 2014 and Dec. 26, 2014, asking AZM which slate AZM was running on and who PPI's slate partners were, and what the procedure was.
Fifth, AZM initially failed to inform ZOA about the availability of any complaint procedure, when Ms. Berney (the ZOA representative to the AEC) first learned that Partners for Progressive Israel was running in the World Zionist Congress election, at an AEC meeting during approximately the first week of December 2014, and asked what could be done. Instead of advising of the existence of a complaint procedure, Judge Gafni and Ms. Rubinstein simply suggested that Ms. Berney should ask the WZO how a slate that supports BDS can run in a WZC election.
Ms. Berney then attended a speech by a WZO official to ask this question on December 6, 2014. The WZO official informed Ms. Berney that there was some sort of court procedure and a WZO Zionist Supreme Court - but the WZO official knew nothing specific about the procedure. ZOA was unable to reach anyone at WZO who knew anything further, and was busy completing its own slate. At the next meeting of the AEC, in late December, Ms. Berney again asked AZM about the procedure. It was after Ms. Berney sent four emails to AZM, that AZM finally (on Dec. 26, 2014) provided some slate partners' identity and the slate name, and explained how and where ZOA could submit its complaint (in two days, which ZOA complied with.)
Elizabeth Berney, Esq., Zionist Organization of America Director of Special Projects
[1] Email from Karen J. Rubinstein to Liz Berney sent Friday Dec. 26, 2014, 9:02 a.m, with copies sent to AZM's Susie Baumohl and Judge Gafni, Howard Katzoff, Morton Klein, and the WZO's Fern Braniss.
Zionist Organization of America | Chapters, 30 Jan 2015 [cached]
Liz Berney, Exec. Director
Phone: 917-687- 8233
Morton A. Klein, Elizabeth ..., 18 June 2015 [cached]
Morton A. Klein, Elizabeth Berney, Esq., and Clifford Rieders, Esq.
Elizabeth Berney, Esq. is the ZOA's director of special projects.
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