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LCMS re-elects President Harrison

July 8, 2013 2 Comments
President Matthew Harrison.

President Matthew Harrison.

USA – The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has re-elected Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison to serve as President. The result was announced July 6.

The election for President of the LCMS took place four weeks prior to the 2013 convention, in accordance with new voting procedures adopted at the 2010 convention. Of the eligible 8,201 voters, 6,432 (78.43%) voted in the election. Rev. Dr. Harrison took 4,262 (66.26%) of the votes, while the two other candidates on the ballot, Rev. Dr. David P. E. Maier and Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller, Jr. took 1906 (29.63% and 264 (4.10%) respectively.

Commenting on Dr. Harrison’s re-election, Lutheran Church-Canada’s President Robert Bugbee observed: “I’m not very familiar with the new voting process used by our friends in the Missouri Synod, but the outcome is certainly very clear. On behalf of our people I want to congratulate President Harrison upon receiving a strong mandate to continue in his vital ministry.”

President Bugbee continued: “As we these days mark the 25th anniversary of the organization of Lutheran Church–Canada, we realize that God gave us a priceless spiritual heritage to do Christ’s work in our country. He used the Missouri Synod as His instrument to transmit it to us. I’m grateful for the strong cooperation between our synods and with my brother president, Matthew.”

President Harrison was first elected at the 2010 convention. The LCMS’ 2013 convention takes place July 20-25 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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