The Rev. Patricia Lull
The Reverend Patricia J. Lull was elected bishop of the Saint Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in May 2014. At the time of her election, Lull was serving as the Executive Director of the Saint Paul Area Council of Churches. Previous to that, she worked in campus ministry at Augsburg College, as Dean of Students at Luther Seminary, and as Director of Lutheran Campus Ministry for the ELCA.
A native of Fremont, Ohio, Lull attended the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, where she majored in religion. She completed her theological education at Yale Divinity School. Following her ordination in 1979, Lull’s first call was at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena, Michigan, followed by a second call at Christ Lutheran Church in Athens, Ohio during which she also served as Lutheran Campus Pastor at Ohio University.
Lull is deeply committed to inter-religious learning and to addressing issues of justice and poverty. She learned from her parents the importance of being deeply engaged in the community in which she lives and volunteers with Project Home, a shelter for homeless families in Saint Paul. She is a published writer and a frequent speaker on topics ranging from faith formation to leadership development.
Lull has lived in Saint Paul since 2001 and is a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Saint Paul.