The Office of the Bishop of the Northwestern Ohio Synod

Rev. Daniel Beaudoin


What is a Bishop?

The Bishop of the Northwestern Ohio Synod is an ordained minister of word and sacrament responsible for preaching, teaching, and administering sacraments in accordance with the Confession of Faith of this church; holding primary responsibility for the ministry of word and sacraments in the synod; providing pastoral care and leadership for the synod; exercising the church’s power to ordain approved candidates to enter ministry; commissioning approved candidates for service to the synod; attesting letters of call; installing lay and rostered ministers of this synod; disciplining ministers as provided by the synod constitution; presiding over the Synod Assembly; being a voting member of the Churchwide Assembly; and overseeing and administering the work of this synod. The current elected Bishop of the Northwestern Ohio Synod is The Reverend Daniel Beaudoin.


Meet The Rev. Daniel Beaudoin

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.

Beaudoin was installed as bishop Saturday, July 23, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Bowling Green, Ohio.

The “Bishop’s Writings” page is designed to create an area where someone can quickly navigate to the different resources and writings of Bishop Beaudoin.

You will find the following sections:

  • Bible Studies
  • Reading Guides
  • Weekly Email Communications

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