Conference of Bishops' Report
Bishop Prois offers here his report from the most recent meeting which was held Sept. 29th - October 4th.
September 29th - In the morning most of the regions met for candidate assignments to synods. Region 5 met to learn that there are about 180 first call sites open in the ELCA, with 47 in Region 5. There were 40 candidates to assign. Western Iowa received on candidate and we are in conversation to nominate her for service in the synod. In the afternoon the other committees of the COB met - Synodical and Rostered Leader Care, Academy, Bishop Formation, Roster, Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations, Global Mission Liaison, Theological and Ethical Concerns, Ministry Among People in Poverty, DM: New/Renewing Congregations (I sit on this committee), and DM: Leadership.
We later enjoyed worship together Bishop Martin Wells (Eastern Washington-Idaho) preaching and Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, presiding. It was St. Michael’s Day, so we considered the mystery of angels in our lives.
Please click below for his full report!!