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Donges Re-Elected Bishop of ELCA South Carolina Synod

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Date Tue, 4 Jun 2002 16:51:04 -0500


June 4, 2002


     CHICAGO (ELCA) -- The Rev. David A. Donges was re-elected as
bishop of the South Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
America (ELCA) at the synod's assembly May 31-June 2 in Myrtle Beach,
     Donges, 61, has served as bishop of the synod since 1996.  He was
re-elected on the fourth ballot with 264 votes.  The Rev. James W. Addy,
president of Conference and Retreat Centers Inc., Leesville, S.C., was
second with 109 votes, and the Rev. Daryl S. Everett, professor of
pastoral care, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, S.C.,
was third with 10 votes.
     Before he became bishop, Donges served as assistant to the bishop
for the South Carolina Synod.  He was pastor of Lutheran Church of the
Incarnation, Columbia, S.C., and associate pastor of Lutheran Church of
the Redeemer, Atlanta, Ga.
     Donges was born in Johnstown, Pa.  In 1962, he earned a bachelor
of arts degree in psychology from Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa.,
one of 28 ELCA colleges and universities, and in 1966, he earned a
master of divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary at
Gettysburg, Gettysburg, Pa., one of eight ELCA seminaries.  Donges
completed work in clinical pastoral education in 1967 at the Memphis
Medical Center and Baltimore City Hospitals.
     Donges and his wife, Carolyn, reside in Columbia, S.C.
     The ELCA South Carolina Synod has 61, 358 baptized members in 167
congregations.  The synod office is in Columbia.
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*Amy Wineinger is a junior at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa.  This
summer she is an intern with ELCA News and Media Production.

*Jami B. Hawkins is communication coordinator for the ELCA South
Carolina Synod.

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

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