Formed by dissident mems. of LCMS. Founding conv. met in Chicago, Illinois, December 34, 1976. Regional syns.: East Coast (R. Ressmeyer, pres.-bp.), English (primarily upper Midwest; H. Hecht, pres.). Great Rivers (H. Neunaber, pres.), Pacific (P. Jacobs, pres.), Southwest (R. Studtmann, pres.). Pres.: W. Kohn. Merged 1987 with The American* Lutheran Church and the Lutheran* Church in America to form the Evangelical* Lutheran Church in America. See also Christ SeminarySeminex; Evangelical Lutherans in Mission; Fellowship, B; Interim Eucharistic Sharing.
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