California Lutheran University, an ELCA university in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where he became the first American Indian and first openly gay synod bishop in the ELCA.
His words brought a slight chuckle from the crowd of almost a
thousand, who heard the words as a sign that despite his fancy new
clothes and firm place in Lutheran history, Guy would continue to be a
bookish, Lutheran history scholar with a kind face and pastoral heart
that was much bigger than the response to his joke.
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