Deborah K. Hutterer was reelected June 14 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Grand Canyon Synod. The election took place during the synod assembly, June 13-15 at Love of Christ Lutheran Church, Mesa, Ariz.

Hutterer was reelected on the first ballot, with 201 votes. Peter S. Perry, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, Glendale, Ariz., received 17 votes.

Hutterer was elected bishop of the Grand Canyon Synod in 2018. Previously she served as chief development officer (2017-1018) and as director of congregational relations and volunteers (2012-2017) with Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest in Phoenix, Ariz.; as executive director of Faith in the City in Minneapolis (2008-2012); and as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pontiac, Ill. (2004-2008).

The bishop received a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications from Augsburg University, Minneapolis, in 1999 and a Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., in 2004.

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