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NEWS RELEASE
From the National
Office of the ELCIC

National Bishop Susan Johnson Re-Elected on Second
Ballot

Saskatoon, 15 July 2011 — On the second ballot for National
Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), the Rev. Susan C.
Johnson was re-elected by delegates at the 13th Biennial National Convention for
a second four-year term.

In her
address following the announcement, Bishop Johnson thanked delegates for
trusting her with the call to National Bishop. “Four years ago you honoured me
with this election,” she said, “and I feel just as honoured today.”

Bishop Johnson acknowledged the support she
receives from colleagues, the conference of bishops, church partners and others
throughout the church, and shared with delegates that she knows she doesn’t,
“work in a vacuum.”

“I covet your
prayers,” she said, “and I thank you very much for the trust you have placed in
me.”

Bishop Johnson is the fourth
bishop to serve the ELCIC. This will be her second four-year term as National
Bishop. She was first elected in 2007.

Over 500 Lutherans and special guests are meeting in Saskatoon
at the ELCIC’s 13th National Convention. Full agenda details and a live link to
the proceeding are available on the National Convention website:
elcic.ca/In-Convention/2011-Saskatoon.


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The
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada is Canada’s largest Lutheran denomination
with 152,500 baptized members in 607 congregations. It is a member of the
Lutheran World Federation, the Canadian Council of Churches and the World
Council of Churches.

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For more information, please contact:
Trina
Gallop, Director of Communications
302-393 Portage Ave. Winnipeg MB R3B
3H6
204.984.9172
tgallop@elcic.ca

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