Bishop Coming to Salem Lutheran Church

Photo by Pr. Mark Ryman

Bp. John Bradosky

You are invited to meet the North American Lutheran Church Bishop, Bishop John Bradosky, as he serves as the guest speaker at a celebration gathering on Sunday, September 9 at 4:00 p.m. The gathering is hosted by Salem Lutheran Church in Salisbury, NC as part of its 163rd homecoming celebration. The public and churches from the NALC Carolina’s Mission District are invited as Bishop Bradosky will speak at the gathering and facilitate discussion. A reception honoring Bishop Bradosky will follow so that we may share fellowship and refreshments. Salem is located at 5080 Sherrills Ford Road, Salisbury, NC 28147. Please call the church at 704-636-0352 for more information.

The Rev. John F. Bradosky of Centerville, Ohio, was elected Bishop of the North American Lutheran Church on Aug. 11, 2011 at the 2011 Convocation in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to that election, Bishop Bradosky had served as the first General Secretary of the NALC.

Bishop Bradosky has 32 years of pastoral experience with diverse experience in organization and admin-istration. He has served in urban, suburban, and multicultural settings. Prior to his appointment as General Secretary, Bishop Bradosky was senior pastor of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Dayton, Ohio, a large multi-campus Lutheran Church. He has also served St. John Lutheran Church in Springfield, Ohio; Trinity Lutheran Church in Canton, Ohio; and Grace Lutheran Church in Huntington Beach, California. He is a graduate of Hamma School of Theology at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and of Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Bishop Bradosky’s hobbies include being a private pilot, running, scuba diving, and skiing. He also serves as a high school and collegiate sports official for basketball, soccer and football. He has completed seven marathons including the 2011 Boston Marathon which he completed with his son, Jacob (winner of the 2010 Marine Corp Marathon). Bishop Bradosky and his wife, Kristi, have been married for 34 years. Kristi is a registered nurse. They have four children — three of whom are still living — and two grandsons. Their first-born son, Joshua, died in a tragic car accident at the age of 6.

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