Bishop Elizabeth Eaton speaks at Luther College Convocation, Thursday, February 2

Luther College’s commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation will begin with the opening convocation of spring semester 2017 on Thursday, February 2, 2017. The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, will be the honored speaker. The event will be held in the Center for Faith and Life at 9:40 am. Bible study at Good Shepherd will not be held that day.

Bishop Eaton was elected to serve a six-year term as ELCA presiding bishop at the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly.  Eaton, the ELCA’s first female presiding bishop, holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the College of Wooster and a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School.  Ordained in 1981, Eaton served three different congregations in Ohio as assistant pastor, interim pastor and pastor before being elected bishop of the ELCA Northeastern Ohio Synod in 2006 and re-elected in May 2013.