The Rev. Paul Egensteiner

The Rev. Paul Egensteiner


In this church, we learn more from the diversity than we do from the uniformity of those who have gone before us. I have always tried in some way to communicate that, through recognizing that each and every person is a child of God who deserves my love and respect.”—Bishop-Elect Egensteiner, 2016


The Rev. Paul T. Egensteiner, Brooklyn, New York, was elected May 17 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). 

The bishop-elect has served as pastor of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasantville, NY, since 1997. He served as pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church on Staten Island, NY, from 1984 to 1997.

The Rev. Egensteiner received a Bachelor of Arts from Wagner College on Staten Island in 1979, and in 1984, a Master of Divinity from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago,, which is one of seven ELCA seminaries.

Our bishop-elect will be installed Nov 16 at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.


Biographical Information 

Responses to the Document "Listening for Leadership"