Anne Edison-Albright, Decorah, Iowa, was elected Sept. 26 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the East Central Synod of Wisconsin of the ELCA. The election took place during an online synod assembly.
Edison-Albright was elected on the fifth ballot, with 151 votes. Jim Honig, pastor of Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay, Wis., received 133 votes.
The bishop-elect has served as director of College Ministries and as college pastor at Luther College in Decorah since 2016. Edison-Albright served as pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Stevens Point, Wis., from 2010 to 2016. She has also served as a hospital chaplain, a pastoral intern at the international congregation in Bratislava, Slovakia, and a summer missionary and English teacher in Chuzhou, China. Prior to rostered ministry, Edison-Albright was a high school English and English as a second language teacher.