Sue Rothmeyer, a deacon who serves as executive for administration with the Office of the Secretary, was elected secretary of the ELCA by the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. She is a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Chicago, and lives in Oak Park, Ill.

Rothmeyer was elected on the fifth ballot with 509 votes to 402 votes for Lamont Wells of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Roosevelt, N.Y.

“Thanks to this assembly for entrusting me with this new sense of vocation, and I will covet your prayers and your support, and the ways in which we can work together in the days ahead in this role,” Rothmeyer said to the assembly following her election.

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