At our 2023 Assembly, Rev. Dr. Meggan Manlove was elected to succeed Bishop Kristen E.M. Kuempel as Bishop of the Northwest Intermountain Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Rev. Manlove currently serves Trinity Lutheran in Nampa, Idaho. Rev. Manlove graduated from the University of Chicago Divinity School, was ordained in September 2004, and holds a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary. She will officially assume the duties of Bishop in July 2023.
Rev. Manlove previously served at Soldier Lutheran Church, Soldier, Iowa and has been very involved with synod outdoor ministries. She also serves on the Board of LEAP Housing that is dedicated to developing affordable housing in Idaho.
The Assembly gave Bishop Kuempel a standing ovation and expressed thanks for her six years of service.