Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Election Approaches

6 years 9 months 3 days ago Wednesday, April 17 2013 Apr 17, 2013 Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:05:31 AM CDT April 17, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison will face two challengers in an upcoming election.

The St. Louis-based church announced the slate of candidates on Tuesday. Harrison is opposed by the Rev. Herbert C. Mueller Jr. and the Rev. David P.E. Maier.

Voting will occur June 22-25 over the Internet, with each LCMS congregation or parish getting two voting delegates to the district convention in July. If no candidate receives a majority of votes, the third-place candidate will be dropped from the ballot and a second vote will be taken a week later.

The results will be shared with the candidates prior to the convention, then with the public.

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod has 6,200 congregations and 2.3 million members.

 

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