The Rev. Ann Svennungsen

Age: 56

New job: Bishop of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Career: Resident scholar, the Ecumenical and Cultural Institute, Collegeville, Minn., 2010-11. President, Texas Lutheran University, 2007-10. President, the Fund for Theological Education, Atlanta, 2003-07. Senior pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead, Minn., 1996-2003. Co-pastor, Edina Community Lutheran Church, 1989-94. Associate pastor, Zion Lutheran Church, Iowa City, Iowa, 1982-89.

Family: Husband, Bill Russell; Children Sarah, John and Mary.

Hobbies: Dinner with friends, reading, walking and being with her grandson.

Big day: May 6, 2 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 333 S. 12th St., Minneapolis.

Source: Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA