CHICAGO (ELCA) – The Rev. Daniel Beaudoin, Stony Ridge, was elected May 21 to a six-year term as bishop of the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election was held during the Synod Assembly May 19-21 at the Bowen Thompson Student Union at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Beaudoin was elected on the fourth ballot with 273 votes to 108 votes for the Rev. Anita Marshall, pastor of St. Peter in Norwalk, Ohio, and 52 votes for the Rev. Marc Miller, Director of Evangelical Mission for the Northwestern Ohio Synod.
Beaudoin has served as senior pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge since 2004. He was pastor of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Edon, Ohio, from 1996 to 2004.
The bishop-elect earned a Bachelor of Arts in History degree from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, and a Master of Arts in Medieval History degree from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. Trinity is one of eight ELCA seminaries.
The Rev. Dr. Marcus Lohrmann, current bishop of the ELCA Northwestern Ohio Synod, has served three six-year terms and will retire this summer.
Beaudoin will be installed as bishop Saturday, July 23, at 1 p.m., at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Bowling Green, Ohio.
Information about the Northwestern Ohio Synod is available at http://nwos-elca.church.