New Bishop of Southwestern Washington Synod installed

Posted on Sep 15 2013 - 6:07pm by Mast Media

By Alison Haywood, News Editor

The Rev. Mark S. Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, gives the Rev. Richard E. Jaech a necklace and a staff after installing him as bishop of the southwestern Washington synod. Photo by Alison Haywood.

The Rev. Mark S. Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, gives the Rev. Richard E. Jaech a necklace and a staff after installing him as bishop of the southwestern Washington synod. Photo by Alison Haywood.

The installation of the new Bishop of the Southwestern Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America took place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, before a congregation of approximately 400 people at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tacoma, WA. During this ceremony, the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, declared Rev. Richard Emil Jaech the Bishop of the Southwestern Washington Synod of the ELCA. The Rev. Kim Jonathan Latterell was installed as assistant to the bishop.

Choral Union, directed by PLU’s director of choral activities Richard Nance, lead the hymns, and associate professor of music Zachary Lyman accompanied on trumpet and Jonathan Wohlers on organ.