Leader of Lutheran parishes in eastern North Dakota withdraws from re-election
UPDATE: The Rev. Mark Strobel's first name was incorrect in an earlier version, as was the number of congregations in the synod. The Rev. Matt Valan has withdrawn as a nominee.
Bishop Bill Rindy is poised to make an unusual move: step down as spiritual head of 95,000 Lutherans in 207 congregations in eastern North Dakota to go back to being a parish pastor again.
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