The Rev. Constanze Hagmaier elected bishop of the ELCA South Dakota Synod

SIOUX FALLS, SD (June 1, 2019) – The Rev. Constanze Hagmaier was elected June 1 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during the synod assembly, held May 31 and June 1 in Sioux Falls, SD

Update from the Bishop Election Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Due to technical problems with the electronic voting system, the Bishop Election Committee decided to repeat the third and fourth ballot using paper ballots. The purpose is to ensure the integrity of the vote for Office of Bishop. The Bishop Election Committee appreciates your patience in this process.

Seven candidates identified for the next Lutheran Bishop in South Dakota

Over 500 voting members of the South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America were gathered today at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD to pray, discern and elect a new bishop for the South Dakota Synod. Seven candidates have been identified as nominees from a result of the second ballot for the office of bishop.

Results of the Second Ballot

Results of the Second Ballot. There was no election on the second ballot. The Top 7 candidates will move onto the Third Ballot. Speeches by the Top 7 candidates will happen tomorrow morning in the Third Plenary Session. Biographical Information of the Top 7 Tesch, Bill 128 Hagmaier, Constanze 83 Binstock, Heidi 71 Opoien, Tom […]

Results of the First Ballot

The following names were placed on the first ballot for Bishop Election. There was no election, so this ballot becomes a nominating ballot. Please click here to download to see the first ballot results. Nominees had until 2:00 PM to withdraw their name. A second ballot will be cast later this afternoon at 2:40 PM.

Lutherans to elect a new bishop this weekend in South Dakota

Over 500 voting members of the South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will gather this weekend at the synod assembly on Friday and Saturday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD to pray, discern and elect a new bishop for the South Dakota Synod.

Bishop Election Devotional for May 29, 2019

Our final devotions for the Bishop Election series written by Rev. Jackie Braun.

Bishop Election Devotional for May 22, 2019

Read reflections by Pastor Gary Westgard for the Bishop Election Devotional Series. Receive weekly devotions written by members of the synod as we prepare for the 2019 Synod Assembly and Bishop Election.

Bishop Election Devotional for May 19, 2019

Read reflections by Greg Giles for the Bishop Election Devotional Series. Receive weekly devotions written by members of the synod as we prepare for the 2019 Synod Assembly and Bishop Election.

Bishop Election Devotional for May 15, 2019

Read reflections by Sawyer Vanden Heuvel for the Bishop Election Devotional Series. Receive weekly devotions written by members of the synod as we prepare for the 2019 Synod Assembly and Bishop Election.