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

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August 31, 2020

I am mindful of the fact that if these were normal circumstances and we had held our assembly in June, I would be writing my final musing today. But by now we've learned not to take anything for granted. The future is always in God's hands. [Read more]

August 24, 2020

Our synod staff, the synod council and various committees are in pre-assembly mode. That means we are scrambling about trying to tie up what seem to be many loose ends in an historic effort to do something none of us has ever done before - conduct an assembly entirely online. [Read more]

August 17, 2020

The Gospel reading for this 12th Sunday after Pentecost has deep personal meaning for me on a couple of different levels. [Read more]

August 10, 2020

Earlier this year (B.C. - Before COVID-19), I visited a congregation that was contemplating leaving the ELCA. The question arose as to whether our church was drifting toward universalism, or the belief that all humankind will eventually be saved, regardless of whether or not they believed that Jesus is "the way, the truth, and the life." [Read more]

August 3, 2020

This week I intended to reflect solely on the assigned Old Testament reading which speaks of strong winds, earthquakes, and fires. But the Gospel reading adds another element, battering waves. These natural phenomena are powerful metaphors for some of the challenges we face in our lives. [Read more]

 

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