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Part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the East Central Synod of WI consists of 85,000 Lutherans in 126 congregations.

Bishop Gerald Mansholt Installed Saturday, September 20, 2014

Newly Installed Bishop Gerald Mansholt

Bishop Gerald Mansholt was installed as the Bishop of the East Central Synod of WI on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton, WI. It was a wonderful day filled with beautiful, uplifting music, outstanding liturgy, and a wonderful message from ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton. The first bishop of the ECSW, Robert Herder, presented the Pectoral Cross to Bishop Mansholt which was very meaningful to many in our synod. It was a day of celebration as many pastors, ecumenical and Full Communion Partners, colleague bishops, familyNewly Installed Bishop Gerald Mansholt and friends all gathered to support and celebrate Bishop Mansholt. Bishop Dithale and his wife Margaret from our Companion Synod in the Western Diocese of South Africa arrived on Friday and participated in the service too (View Pictures). Many youth were active in the service in a variety of ways which demonstrates the importance of young people to the future of the church.

Newly Installed Bishop Gerald Mansholt

Installation Video Clips

YAGM in South AfricaRev. Tessa Moon Leiseth is the ELCA young Adults in Global Mission South Africa Country Coordinator and one of the Missionaries that several of our congregations sponsor.

Visit the
to learn more about the YAGM in South Africa.

Tessa and her family Jon, Isaac and Sophia live in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. Stay in touch with them via their blog.

ECSW YAGMS (Young Adults in Global Mission)
Our synod has 2 young adults who have accepted placement in the 2013-14 Young Adults in Global Mission.  Kari Swanson is from First English in Appleton and you can keep up with her work in the UK by reading her blog at:
http://kariswansonyagm.weebly.com/The other YAGM from our synod is Jake Schroeder from Redeemer in Stevens Point and you can keep up with his work in Mexico by reading his blog at: