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The Bishop is a Minister of Word & Sacrament, and is elected by the Synod Assembly for a 6-year term. The full description of the role of bishop can be found in Chapter 8 of the Rocky Mountain Synod Constitution. The Rev. James Gonia currently serves as Bishop of the Rocky Mountain Synod.
Office of the Bishop
The shared ministry of the Rocky Mountain Synod is stewarded by the staff off the Office of the Bishop, including: Candidacy, Transition, Communication, Advocacy, New Ministries, Events, and the Lutheran Center.