Bishop Daniel G. Beaudoin
Bishop Daniel G. Beaudoin is the bishop of the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). He was serving as the pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge on May 21, 2016 when he was elected bishop. Installed on July 23 of that year at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bowling Green, Beaudoin is currently serving a six-year term as the bishop of the 160 churches of the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the ELCA.
Prior to serving 12 years as pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. Daniel Beaudoin served eight years as the pastor of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Edon. From 2013-2015, he was dean of the North Central Conference, one of seven individual conferences that comprise the Northwestern Ohio Synod. As dean he had the responsibility to provide pastoral care and leadership with the conference.
Beaudoin earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., a Master of Divinity from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, and a Master of Arts in Medieval History from the University of Toledo.
He and his wife Rachel are the parents of two sons and a daughter, the parents-in-law of two, and the grandparents of two. Beaudoin enjoys running with the Toledo Roadrunner’s Club, reading good books, studying Scripture, and eating Mediterranean food.