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Craig Alan Satterlee is bishop of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He was installed as bishop on September 22, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland, MI.

Ordained in 1987, Bishop Satterlee served congregations in Upstate New York and Michigan. While a seminary professor, he served as interim or consulting pastor in Chicago area congregations. Firmly grounded in parish ministry, Bishop Satterlee names as a priority of his ministry preaching and presiding in congregations of the synod as a tangible expression of the unity of the church.

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Bishop Satterlee is also a liturgical scholar, homiletician, and teacher of worship and preaching. He served as professor of homiletics at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, dean of the ACTS Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program and adjunct professor in the Department of Theology at The University of Notre Dame prior to his election as bishop. He continues to serve as adjunct professor at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, and Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.


The North/West Lower Michigan Synod ELCA seeks an Executive Assistant to provide direct administrative and executive support to Bishop Craig Alan Satterlee so that he can lead the synod’s mission with maximum effectiveness. Applications, including a letter of interest and resume, may be mailed to the synod office or emailed to assistant@mittensynod.org. Qualified candidates will be  interviewed until the position is filled. Click to read the position description. 

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