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(II Corinthians 5:20)

From the Bishop

Bishop Jim Mauney


The Rev. James Foltz Mauney
Email:[email protected]

P. O. Box 70
Salem, Virginia 24153
540-389-1000 (office) 

Born: Lynchburg, Virginia, June 21, 1952

Parents: The Rev. Marshall F. Mauney and Laura Virginia Foltz Mauney
Norfolk, VA. Father served as pastor at First Lutheran, Norfolk,
for 20 years. Retired Pastor Emeritus
My two greatest joys and callings are to:
My wife, Lynda, to whom I will have been married for 36 years this August, is a retired
math teacher. We met at a Lutheran college, Lenoir Rhyne College, in Hickory North
My daughter, Mem, a graduate of, Roanoke College and the University of Virginia
Medical School, is currently a fellow physician in Neonatalogy in Birmingham, Alabama.
She is married to Jason Zolak, who is a resident in Internal Medicine in Birmingham,
Alabama. They have a beautiful baby girl, Charlie, born February 24th 2010.

Graduated Granby High School 1970
Graduated Lenoir Rhyne College, 1974, BA in English-Speech
Graduated Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 1978, Masters
of Divinity.
Graduated Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 1994, Masters of Sacred
Theology in New Testament Studies
Graduated Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 2009, Masters of
Sacred Training in Old Testament Studies

Previous Experience: 
1978-1981 Associate Pastor, Christ Lutheran Church, San Diego, CA
1981-1988 Pastor, Christ Lutheran Church, Richmond, VA
1988-1999 Assistant to the Bishop, The Virginia Synod, ELCA

Honorary Degrees: 
2000 Doctor of Divinity, awarded by Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, North Carolina
2000 Doctor of Divinity, awarded by Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia

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If you would like to join the Bishop’s Bible Study Please email Deb at: [email protected]


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Upcoming Events

all-day Lutheran Campus Ministry Retreat Feb 6-7 @ Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp
Lutheran Campus Ministry Retreat… @ Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp
Feb 6 – Feb 7 all-day
Lutheran campus ministry students from across the state of Virginia are invited to participate in a retreat at Caroline Furnace Lutheran Bible Camp Feb 6-7. [...]
3:00 pm Tidewater Conference Gathering @ First Lutheran Church
Tidewater Conference Gathering @ First Lutheran Church
Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
“Finding My Voice” 2 Timothy 1:3-7 “Your Story”, “My Story,” “God’s Story” 2015 Tidewater Conference Gathering with Bishop Mauney This conference gathering is for: Council [...]
3:00 pm Richmond Conference Gathering @ Epiphany Lutheran Church, Richmond
Richmond Conference Gathering @ Epiphany Lutheran Church, Richmond
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
You’re Invited to The 2015 Conference Gatherings with Bishop Jim Mauney Let me tell you what I believe is vital for today: being able as [...]
all-day 7th Day
7th Day
Mar 7 – Mar 8 all-day
all-day Southern Conference Gathering
Southern Conference Gathering
Mar 15 – Mar 16 all-day
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