“We serve, connect, and lead the Northern Great Lakes Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ”
The Rev. Katherine A. Finegan was elected by the Synod Assembly in 2017 to become the fourth bishop of the Northern Great Lakes Synod. She is a graduate of Valparaiso University in Indiana and received her Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2002. Finegan served as Youth Minister at Hope Lutheran Church in St. Paul from 1988-2000. She was called to serve Bethany Lutheran in Republic, Michigan in 2002. In 2012, she received the call to serve as Assistant to Bishop Skrenes. She and her husband, Dave, live in Ishpeming and have three sons.