Linda Post Bushkofsky, executive director of Women of the ELCA, announced that she will retire June 30, 2024, after 22 years of leading Women of the ELCA churchwide organization.

The executive search process has begun, with Women of the ELCA churchwide executive board president Myrna Wells-Ulland working with ELCA People Solutions (human resources) to ensure a seamless transition.

For Bushkofsky, whose first career was as an attorney, those 22 years with Women of the ELCA have been “an unforgettable journey of service and leadership,” she said.

“When this position was offered to me in the spring of 2002, I told friends and family that this was the ‘job of a lifetime,’” she said. “The position brought together my faith, my legal background, my commitment to the church, my communication experience, and my ongoing support of women, here and abroad. Little could I imagine then the incredible experiences I would have with churchwide executive board members, synodical leaders, and participants in this organization, not to mention others in the ELCA and in the global church.”

“It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with the dedicated staff of Women of the ELCA,” she said. “The challenges have been many during my tenure, but the rewards have been greater.”

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