Rev. Abraham D. Allende

abrahamOn May 17, 2014, The Reverend Abraham D. Allende was elected Bishop of the 180 congregations in the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He began serving as bishop on September 1. Prior to his election as bishop, Pastor Allende had been serving The Lutheran Church of the Covenant in Maple Heights, Ohio, since September of 2009. Pastor Allende had previously served as Pastor and Mission Developer of Iglesia Luterana La Trinidad in Canton, Ohio. He was ordained as minister of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) on January 18, 2003. A second-career pastor, Reverend Allende has held successful positions in the fields of education, broadcasting and as a professional baseball executive. He is a native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico and reared in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Pastor Allende and his wife, Linda, currently make their home in Plain Township with their cat, Milagros (Mili). He has one adult son, David, a resident of Akron.  

Bishop Allende's personal blog is "Walking Together in Faith."

To contact Bishop Allende: 330-929-9022 x 29 aallende@neos-elca.org

Monday Musings

Years ago, when ministry was only a figment of my imagination, I began my professional career as a Spanish and French teacher in the Akron Public Schools. When I was in the classroom it was my habit to write a little poem on the chalkboard each Monday and have the students reflect on it for the week. A couple of those little poems have always stuck with me and I am reminded of these rhymes every time the reading from James rolls around in the lectionary. [Read more]
How would you like to be remembered after you die?
I would venture to guess many of you may have asked yourself that question sometime over the last week as the nation's eyes were riveted to the television coverage of the funerals of two individuals whose lives had a tremendous influence on a significant number of people. [Read more]
As we approach the end of August I am mindful that this coming Saturday, September 1, I celebrate four years in the office of bishop. Like most humans, it is my custom to assess what Christ has done through me to glorify God in this ministry to which the Holy Spirit has called me. [Read more]
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