Bishop Elect Laurie Larson Caesar

Congratulations and welcome to the new, Oregon Synod Bishop Elect Laurie Larson Caesar! Bishop Elect Laurie will being her work August 1, 2019.

CHICAGO – The Rev. Laurie A. Larson Caesar, Portland, was elected May 11 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Oregon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during the Synod Assembly, held May 10-12 at the Graduate Hotel in Eugene.

Larson Caesar was elected on the fifth ballot, with 164 votes. The Rev. David Brauer-Rieke, bishop of the ELCA Oregon Synod since 2007, received 118.

The bishop-elect has served as pastor of Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church in Beaverton since 1996.

Larson Caesar received a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., in 1988 and a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 1992.

Larson Caesar will be installed Dec. 14, 2019 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Portland.