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Bishop Herman R. Yoos III

Bishop Yoos is a native of Concord, North Carolina. He was ordained in 1979 and served as pastor in churches in North Carolina and South Carolina prior to being elected as the South Carolina Synod Bishop in 2008. He is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, SC, (M.Div)., and Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA, (D.Min.). He has a passion for prayer and the sharing of God’s Word, an ability to listen and connect deeply with people who are struggling and an openness to creative new possibilities for ministry and mission. Bishop Yoos and his wife, Cindy, have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

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Bishop Tim Smith 

Bishop Tim Smith of the North Carolina Synod was elected five years ago. Prior to that, he served congregations in Startown (Newton), NC, Boone, NC, and Atlanta, GA. He is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University. He is married to Wendy, a retired school teacher. They have three grown children and four under-four grandchildren, three of whom were born the same week!

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