Nathan D. Pipho, Worcester, Mass., was elected June 7 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the New England Synod. The election took place during the synod assembly, June 6-8, at the DCU Center in Worcester.

Pipho was elected on the fifth ballot, with 261 votes. Sara J. Anderson, associate to the bishop of the New England Synod, received 164 votes.

The bishop-elect has served as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester, since 2016. Previously he was pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Quincy, Mass. (2002-2015).

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