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Patti AustinConvention Delegates Elect New President

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Patti Austin was elected as churchwide president for the 2014-2017 triennium. She was elected to the churchwide executive board of Women of the ELCA in July of 2011. She serves on the stewardship committee and the constitution review committee.

Patti served on the Southeastern Synodical Women’s Organization board for the last six years and most recently served as vice president; she also served as cluster liaison for four years. For the last five years, Patti has lead leadership workshops throughout the Southeast

As a member of All Saints Lutheran, Lilburn, Ga., Patti has served as stewardship chair, evangelism chair, and Sunday school teacher. As president of her local unit, Patti has organized and coordinated an annual fall festival to raise money for two local co-ops. In Memphis, at Ascension Lutheran, Patti was trained and commissioned as a Stephen’s Minister.