On Saturday, August 29, 2020 we gathered via digital video conference to do the work of the church including electing our next bishop, elect other synod leadership, vote on resolutions, participate in a contemplative worship, and celebrated our shared mission in Christ. Below you can find videos from our time together along with updates of the business conducted and the results of the ballots for the election of bishop.
Bishop Rogness’ Opening Worship Sermon
Rev. Andrea DeGroot-Nesdahl Keynote
Below are updates of the business conducted during the assembly including the results of each of the Bishop election ballots and documents and voting matters from each of the plenary sessions.
Credentials Report #4 (2:33 p.m.): 347 Voting Members
Third Ballot Results
331 Legal Votes Cast
(50% or 166 of Legal Votes Cast Required for Election)
The Rev. Joy Mortensen-Wiebe is elected Bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin-ELCA. Read More Here
Credentials Report #3 (1:34 p.m.): 347 Voting Members
Second Ballot Results
336 Legal Votes Cast
(60% or 202 of Legal Votes Cast Required for Election)
The top two vote receivers (plus any ties) move on to the third ballot.
*Compensation Guidelines were amended and approved. An amended document will be uploaded to the appropriate resource page(s) of the website at a later date.
Credentials Report #2 (10:41 a.m.): 346 Voting Members
First Ballot Results
337 Legal Votes Cast
(75% or 253 of Legal Votes Cast Required for Election)
The top three vote receivers (plus any ties) move on to the second ballot.
“We Are Church Together”
The full “Assembly Book” (published July 31, 2020) is now available for download via the link below. Additional ministry partner reports, the “Bulletin of Reports” are available for download HERE.; other links, documents, and action items are located within the respective Business Plenary Sessions on this page.