Wisconsin Northwest Synod installs newly elected bishopThe Rev. Richard N. Hoyme will be installed as bishop of the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, Wis.
The Rev. Richard N. Hoyme will be installed as bishop of the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, Wis.
Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson will preside at the installation.
“It will be a day of celebration as brothers and sisters in Christ, family, friends and partners from other denominations come together to worship, pray, sing and rejoice in the faith we share together,” Hoyme said.
Before his election, Hoyme was senior pastor at Central Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls, Wis. He served that congregation from 2000 to 2013, and prior to that, he was senior pastor at Paynesville Lutheran Church, Paynesville, Minn. (1986-2000); associate pastor of youth and education, House of Hope Lutheran Church, New Hope, Minn. (1982-86); and pastor at American Lutheran Parish, Harlem, Hogeland and Turner, Mont. (1979-1982).
Hoyme was a member of the candidacy committee in the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin, and a member of the Lutheran Social Services board of directors. Hoyme earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. and a Master of Divinity at Luther Seminary, St. Paul. He was ordained in 1979.
Hoyme and his wife, Diane are parents of two grown daughters, Kathryn and Laura.
The ELCA Northwest Synod of Wisconsin has nearly 105,000 baptized members in 199 congregations, including Douglas County. The synod office is in Chetek. Wis.