Bishop Roger Gustafson

Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Organization: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Rev. Roger Gustafson is Bishop Emeritus of the Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Prior to his election as Bishop he served as a parish pastor in Olathe, Kansas. He earned his Master of Divinity with Honors at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California, and his Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Minnesota.

Recently retired as Bishop, he is on the faculty of the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry, an Episcopal school in Topeka, Kansas, where he teaches a course on parish leadership and adaptive change. He also serves as a leadership development consultant with congregations during times of pastoral transition, and is certified as a Discipleship Coach in the ELCA. He also is a project manager with Weave: The Social Fabric Project.

Roger has written for Lectionary Homiletics and Living Pulpit preaching journals, the Harley Owner’s Group magazine, and the Living Lutheran blog. His hobbies include motorcycling and fly fishing. He and his spouse, the Rev. Susan Langhauser, make their home in the Kansas City suburb of Stilwell.

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Roger Gustafson: The Advent Gift

Tuesday December 07, 2021
As John the Baptist calls for repentance, Bishop Roger Gustafson says Jesus offers the fit of repentance so that we might lead reoriented lives that bear good fruit right here and now, lives that point to that kingdom that Jesus is bringing in its fullness.