Bishop Dan Selbo (NALC)

The Rev. Dr. Daniel W. Selbo is the third Bishop of the North American Lutheran Church, since his election on 9 August 2019. He followed the Rev. John Bradosky, who served as the bishop from 2011-2019. Selbo is married to Mary.

Selbo graduated from San Jose State University in San Jose, California in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, and from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1986 with a Master of Divinity. In 2013, Selbo earned a Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Preaching from Luther Seminary.

He had 33 years of pastoral experience when he was elected Bishop of the NALC. He was senior pastor of St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church in San Jose, California, dean of the NALC Central Pacific Mission District, and had served on the planning team that led to the creation of the North American Lutheran Church in June 2010. Bishop Selbo also served as one of the leaders of the NALC Life-to-Life Discipleship movement, and his vision is to continue leading the NALC into a future where discipleship is central to every person and congregation.




Date published

August 19, 2019