SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Bishop Lorna H. Halaas is the first female Bishop of the Western Iowa Synod-Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
She was installed on Saturday during a formal ceremony at First Lutheran Church in Sioux City.
“Thank you for your presence here today. For your prayers, your support, and your partnership in ministry,” said Bishop Halaas said as she addressed the crowd.
Before her installation Saturday, the former Reverend served the Synod as Assistant to the Bishop.
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton was there to install and preach at the ceremony.