Bishop Ed Benoway serves as a member of the ELCA Conference of Bishops Ready Bench on Immigration. A ready bench includes church leaders who are prepared to present public witness on a specific issue of national significance. In concert with this assignment, Bishop Benoway appointed the Immigration Task Force to help keep abreast of immigration developments. Pastor Jon Keiser chairs the task force; other members include local immigration attorney Krista Eyler, retired LSF/LIRS staff Danielle Kearney, and Pastor Russell Meyer, synod webminister and Executive Director of the Florida Council of Churches.
The following web pages provide resources to support the biblical ministry of welcoming the immigrant among us.