em>By Candice Hill Buchbinder, ELCA News

Lori Fedyk, a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Libertyville, Ill., was elected to a six-year term as treasurer of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by the ELCA Church Council at its November meeting. Her term will begin Feb. 1.

Fedyk has been employed by Lutheran Life Communities in Arlington Heights, Ill., since 2014 where she served as vice president of corporate finance and chief financial officer. In 2017 she was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer. Lutheran Life Communities owns and operates six continuing-care retirement communities in Illinois, Indiana and Florida.

“Lori Fedyk not only brings professional skill and experience, but she is also deeply committed to the mission and ministry of the ELCA,” said the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop. “I am happy to welcome her to team ELCA.”

Fedyk’s responsibilities at Lutheran Life Communities included oversight of financial reporting, budgeting, treasury management, information technology, investments, regulatory compliance and risk management. She brings more than 25 years of business and financial leadership in both private industry and nonprofits, including eight years of accounting experience with Arthur Andersen.

Fedyk has served on a variety of boards, most recently for the Mission Investment Fund, a separately incorporated ministry of the ELCA.

She received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Illinois State University, Normal and became a certified public accountant in 1987.

The current treasurer, the Rev. Linda O. Norman, has served since July 2011.

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