Bishop Laurie Larson Caesar


In May 2019, The Rev. Laurie A. Larson Caesar, Portland, was elected to serve as bishop of the Oregon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Click here for election details. She is the third person and first woman to be elected to this position in Oregon.Bishop Laurie began her six-year term on August 1, 2019. She was installed on. Dec. 14, 2019 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Portland.


Click here to learn more about Bishop Caesar.

Read about her installation by clicking the links below:

First Woman Bishop of Oregon’s Division of the ELCA Welcomed–Oregonian

Oregon Lutherans elect first woman to lead flock–Portland Tribune