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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October 28, 2019

A June, 2019, article in the online BBC News states that about a quarter of children - 7.7 million in total - who are served lunches at public schools, pay full price. The rest qualify for free or reduced meals in schools - a government-funded program which currently benefits millions of children across the country - based on family income. [Read more]

October 22, 2019

This week, millions of Americans will be glued to their television sets to watch the most American of sports - baseball. The Houston Astros and the Washingon Nationals begin World Series play on Tuesday evening and a new champion will be crowned as early as Saturday or as late as next Tuesday, October 29, if the series goes the full seven games. [Read more]

October 14, 2019

The past two Saturdays have found me in Atlanta, and Washington DC, for a couple of bishops' installations. Normally, when a bishop is installed, several colleagues from the Conference of Bishops are present to lay hands on the newly installed, and give witness to the ministry and mission that we share. [Read more]

October 8, 2019

I am currently in Columbus, Ohio, at Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University for my annual seminary visit. I enjoy these opportunities to speak to seminarians, especially those who are in their second year of internship and are preparing for the assignment process. [Read more]

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