Pastor Peter Hage was installed as the new LCA Western Australia District Bishop at St Johns Lutheran Church in Perth on 7 May 2023 by LCANZ Bishop Paul Smith.
Bishop Peter had been elected unopposed for an initial four-year term in the role during the District Convention of Synod at Concordia Lutheran Church Duncraig, in suburban Perth in March. He succeeds Bishop Mike Fulwood, who retired from the part-time role he served in since June 2017.
The assistant bishop of the district since 2018, Bishop Peter will also continue to serve St Johns. A self-described ‘reluctant bishop’, he says he is excited to be able to continue in the parish role as well as supporting the WA District as bishop.