The Christian Broadcast Network website reports today (May 8, 2012) that the first woman to head the Minneapolis synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) -- the largest synod in the ELCA -- has officially begun her duties.
The Rev. Ann Svennungsen was installed during a ceremony on Sunday, May 6.
Svennungsen said the ELCA already has a strong track record of working with other denominations to serve the common good.
She added that's something that she intends to continue under her leadership.