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

July 2, 2018

I'm back from a wild and wonderful week at the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston where, along with 31,000 young people and adults - 540 from Northeastern Ohio - we worshipped, rejoiced, served, and celebrated God's wonderful gifts of love, grace, and hope. [Read more]

June 25, 2018

I am here for the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), which began Sunday, June 24 and runs through Wednesday, June 27, when the ELCA Youth Gathering gets underway. The MYLE empowers young people of color and those whose primary language is other than English to claim their story as a part of God's story. [Read more]

June 18, 2018

I don't know what more can be said that hasn't already been said about the latest immigration controversy, but I can't let another week go by without acknowledging publicly that it is troubling to me, for a number of reasons. [Read more]

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