Ann Svennungsen was elected February 18, 2012, to a six-year term as bishop by voting members of the Minneapolis Area Synod Assembly. The historic vote made her the first woman to serve as bishop in any of the ELCA’s six Minnesota synods. She has been a leader in congregations and church-related organizations for more than 30 years.
As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world. Read more ›