Bishop Regina Hassanally

Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Organization: Southeastern Minnesota Synod, Rochester, MN

The Rev. Regina Hassanally has served as Bishop of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA since September 2019. As bishop she delights in conversations with pastors and deacons, walking alongside congregational leaders, Sunday morning coffee hours and imagining future possibilities. She believes in the power of God to transform lives and her ministry is focused on gospel proclamation.

Prior to being called as bishop, Regina served a vibrant and lively congregation in rural southeastern Minnesota. While serving as a parish pastor she loved preaching, teaching confirmation and, along with her congregation, exploring Scripture as they discerned together the ways the Spirit was at work for the sake of God’s glory in the world.

Regina has a B.A. in Biology Health Professions from Northwestern College, Orange City, IA, and a Master of Divinity degree from Palmer Theological Seminary in Wayne, PA. She is married to Terrence, an avid Manchester United fan and together they parent four active boys who have no trouble finding adventure.

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Regina Hassanally: Always Tell the Truth

Tuesday October 25, 2022
Bishop Regina Hassanally says we are defined not by our sins; rather we are, as beloved children of God, first and foremost defined by grace--and this is the capital T Truth. It is a truth we need reminding of again and again until it takes root and forms us from the inside out.