In former LCA Vice-President, the late Dr John ‘Joe’ Strelan, ‘God gave the church a special gift’, says Dr Vic Pfitzner. Dr Strelan, who served in the role now known as assistant bishop from 1987 to 1998, died on Saturday, aged 83. Dr Pfitzner, who was principal of the then Luther Seminary from 1989 to… Read more
Rev Dr Les Grope ‘modelled what a leader should be’ according to those who succeeded him as head of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA). Dr Grope is survived by his sons Andrew and Peter, their partners Bernadette and Anna, and one grandchild, Louis.
Former Lutheran Church of Australia President Rev Dr Les Grope has died, aged 97. Dr Grope, who served in the role now known as LCA Bishop from 1972 until his retirement in 1987, died on Sunday (28 January) in Adelaide. Born on 19 December 1920 at Stockwell, about 80 kilometres north of Adelaide, Leslie Bernhard… Read more