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First female bishop in Minnesota elected by Minneapolis Lutherans

Published 02/18/2012

Minneapolis-area Lutherans have elected the first female bishop in Minnesota to lead the nation's largest Lutheran synod. A majority of about 700 Lutherans voted Saturday to install Ann Svennungsen as the new bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She is currently an interim college pastor at St. Olaf College in Northfield.

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