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May 15, 2010

ELCIC British Columbia Synod Elects New Bishop

Delegates to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada's (ELCIC) British Columbia (BC) Synod Convention elected Rev. Dr. Greg Mohr to the position of Synod Bishop. The announcement came on Friday, May 14 following the third ballot for Synod Bishop. The BC Synod is meeting in convention May 13-16 at Lutheran Church of the Cross, Victoria, BC.

Incumbent BC Synod Bishop Gerhard Preibisch announced he would not be seeking re-election when his current four-year term was up at this year's Synod Convention.

BC Synod Bishop-elect Mohr was ordained in 1983. He has served at Lutheran Church of the Master in Airdrie, Alberta, King of Life, Coquitlam, BC and most recently as Assistant to the Bishop of the BC Synod.

In accepting the convention's call the sever, Bishop-elect Mohr thanked delegates for placing their confidence in him and noted, I feel honoured, humbled, and a little bit scared.

Further information on the convention can be found on the BC Synod's website: http://www.bcsynod.org/

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