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Upstate New York Synod
of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The ELCA officially came into existence on January 1, 1988, by the merging of three churches. As of December 31, 2009, it had 4,543,037 baptized members, with 2,527,941 of them...
(ELCA) is led by bishop Marie C. Jerge
Rev. Marie C. Jerge was elected in 2002 to a six-year tem as bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Upstate New York Synod. She is the sixth woman to be elected as a synod bishop in the ELCA....
, and is a Companion Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in the southern part of the African continent, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. It is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia and a tip of Namibia to the northwest and Mozambique to the east. Zimbabwe has three...
, a partner synod with the Central/Southern Illinois Synod
, and a Reconciling in Christ Synod.