Craig A. Miller, Mifflinburg, Pa., was elected June 18 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Upper Susquehanna Synod of the ELCA. The election took place during the synod assembly, June 17-18, at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa.

Miller was elected on the fifth ballot, with 103 votes to 91 votes for Stina Schaeffer, pastor of Salem Lutheran Church, Selinsgrove.

The bishop-elect has served as assistant to the bishop and director for evangelical mission in the synod since 2016. He served as pastor of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., from 1996 to 2016.

Miller will take office Sept. 1, and his installation is scheduled for Sept. 17 at Zion Lutheran Church in Sunbury, Pa.

Barbara J. Collins, who has served as bishop of the Upper Susquehanna Synod since 2016, is retiring.

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