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Bishop of ELCA Upstate New York Synod to Retire in 2002

From News News <NEWS@ELCA.ORG>
Date Fri, 14 Dec 2001 13:01:57 -0600


December 14, 2001


     CHICAGO (ELCA) -- The Rev. Lee M. Miller, bishop of the Upstate
New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA),
will retire as bishop effective Aug. 31, 2002, the end of his present
six-year term.
     Miller, 62, made the announcement to congregations of the synod in
a letter and reported his decision to the Upstate New York Synod Council
during the fall.  A new bishop will be elected at the synod's assembly
in June 2002 in Oswego, N.Y.
     In his letter, Miller said, "It has been a real privilege ... to
have been bishop for Upstate New York since 1992."  That year, Miller
was elected to serve a four-year term as bishop.  He was re-elected in
     Miller graduated from Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., in
1960.  He received a master's of divinity degree from the Lutheran
Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in 1972, and earned a doctorate
from Columbia University, New York.
     Prior to being elected bishop, Miller served as an assistant to
the bishop and mission director for the ELCA Upstate New York Synod.  He
also served as dean of education at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,
Brooklyn, and assistant pastor at First Lutheran Church, Jamestown,
N.Y., and First English Lutheran Church, Lockport, N.Y.
     Miller and his wife, Joan, are parents of two grown children.
     The Upstate New York Synod is one of 65 synods in the ELCA and
includes 197 congregations with some 85,502 baptized members.  The
synod's main office is in Syracuse, N.Y.

For information contact:
John Brooks, Director (773) 380-2958 or NEWS@ELCA.ORG

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