ELCA Bishop Paul Blom, (1991-2007)

A graduate of St. Olaf College and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, Paul Blom served as pastor of Bethel (1967-1970), Calvary (1970-1979) and St. Timothy (1979-1984) Lutheran Churches in California, then Kinsmen Lutheran Church in Houston, from 1984 to 1991. He was elected Bishop in June 1991. He lives in the Austin area, and consults with congregations and also works with Pete Steinke.