Bishop Wayne N. Miller
Since his installation in September of 2007, Bishop Wayne N. Miller has been serving the Metropolitan Chicago Synod, helping its congregations and communities to embrace renewal, growth, and positive change. In addition to leading the synod program staff, he preaches and teaches regularly in the synod's congregations and shares his perspective and insight in his column in the synod supplement in Living Lutheran. He is a member of the ELCA Conference of Bishops Task Force on Immigration Reform, and chair of the committee on Ministry Among People in Poverty. He is currently the president of the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago.
We are called into relationship with God through Jesus Christ by the Way of the Cross. - Bishop Miller
Prior to his election, Bishop Miller served as the Senior Pastor at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Aurora, Illinois, from 1994-2007. During this time worship attendance grew from 250 to 550. In addition, he facilitated social outreach and community involvement.
He was born Chicago in 1950, and has lived most of his life in the Chicagoland area. He holds an undergraduate degree in music, and for a time was a professional member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus. He has been married to Pamela Miller since 1980, and has two grown sons.
In addition to his previous parish duties, Miller was a member of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod Council. He has been an adjunct instructor of Christian Thought at Aurora University, a founding board member of Suicide Prevention Services of the Fox Valley, and a member and presenter for a special judicial commission on Domestic Violence in the Faith Community. He was installed as bishop on September 9, 2007.
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