“We are Ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us!”

(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 Virginia Lutheran Men in Mission Gathering
Virginia Lutheran Men in Mission…
May 14 – May 15 all-day
Virginia Lutheran Men in Mission Gathering
  Click Here For Downloadable Registration Form Deadline for Registering is April 30th, 2016 For more information, contact Dolph Moller (804) 378-6164, [email protected] or [...]
9:00 am ACTS 2016 Spring Course: Spirituality and Leadership
ACTS 2016 Spring Course: Spiritu…
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
ACTS 2016 Spring Course: Spirituality and Leadership
The Ambassadors Community for Theological Study is intended to enrich and equip laity for intentional service as ambassadors for Christ in homes, churches, and in [...]
all-day Lutheran-Episcopal Conference
Lutheran-Episcopal Conference
May 16 – May 18 all-day
“In the Breaking of the Bread: Finding Christ in Full Communion” A retreat for Lutheran and Episcopal clergy and rostered leaders   Renowned scholars Gordon [...]
all-day Synod Assembly @ Roanoke College
Synod Assembly @ Roanoke College
Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day
Synod Assembly @ Roanoke College | Millbrook | New York | United States
Synod Assembly is an annual gathering of rostered leaders and elected voting members of congregations that gather together to experience and express what it [...]
all-day Youth Assembly @ Roanoke College
Youth Assembly @ Roanoke College
Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day
The Virginia Synod Youth Assembly is the annual meeting of the Virginia Synod Lutheran Youth Organization, to which all Lutheran Youth in Virginia automatically belong. [...]
all-day Region 9 Bishop’s School
Region 9 Bishop’s School
Jun 21 – Jun 25 all-day
* June 21-25, 2016 at Luther Springs Camp in Hawthorne Florida * For youth who have completed 11th or 12th grade * 30 participants from [...]
all-day Kairos
Jun 26 – Jul 1 all-day
Kairos is is our annual week-long faith-formation event at Roanoke College for youth who will be in 9th-12th grades in the fall. More information will be [...]
all-day LAUNCH
Jul 10 – Jul 14 all-day
For just graduated high school seniors to talk about the transition to life after graduation. Held at Roanoke College. Registration deadline is June 27, 2016. [...]

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