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Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer (DMin ’17 and MDiv ’05) Makes History as the First Openly Transgender Bishop in Any Mainstream American Denomination

The Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer has made history this month as the first openly transgender bishop in any mainstream American denomination. They will lead the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Rev. Dr. Rohrer will be installed as bishop on September 11, 2021, at Saint Matthew Lutheran Church in Walnut Creek. 

Rev. Dr. Rohrer graduated in 2005 from Pacific School of Religion with a Master of Divinity degree. In 2017, they earned a Doctor of Ministry degree with their dissertation titled “Solo Gratia: An Analysis of the Faith and Faith Experience of Central City Pastors and LGBTQ Homeless and Hungry Individuals Living in San Francisco.”   

You can read more in The New York Times here. 

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