A woman who has served as assistant to Bishop Donald McCoid has emerged as the leading candidate to replace him as bishop of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
With 506 clergy and lay delegates voting at Thiel College in Greenville, Mercer County, the Rev. Martha Clementson had a commanding lead after the second ballot, with 181 votes. The balloting is scheduled to continue through today.
She would be the first woman in any major denomination chosen to be a resident bishop in the Pittsburgh area.
I'll bite my tounge on this one......