50 years of ordaining women!

This year the ELCA celebrated 50 years of ordaining women, 40 years of ordaining women of color, and 10 years of ordaining LGBTQIA+.

ELCA Churchwide Assembly
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 9, 2019

2019 also marked the election of the first female, Laurie Larson Caesar, to hold the office of bishop for the Oregon synod! In fact, all the bishops elected in 2019 are women!