An article in the Bay Area Reporter featured this Sunday's Sierra Pacific Synod celebration and profiled ELM pastors. ELM roster member Rev. Jeff Johnson is featured:
"I think this is a very significant step for the church, which has been in this two-decade process of studying gay and lesbian people and talking about finding ways to include us. That process has now come to an end and the church has decided that LGBT people are to be welcomed fully as leaders and members of the church, so it is a huge step that the church has taken," said the Reverend Jeff Johnson, whose ordination 20 years ago as an assistant pastor at the city's First United Lutheran Church sparked the internal dialogue within the national Lutheran Church."Many other ELM supporters and roster members are quoted, read the article here.
Watch a live stream of this Sunday's service here.