Leonard Bolick

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The Reverend Doctor

Leonard H. Bolick
North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Bishop Bolick signing an agreement with the Roman Catholic Church of North Carolina
Diocese North Carolina Evangelical Lutheran Synod
See Ninth Region of the ELCA
Installed February 2, 1997
Predecessor Michael C. D. McDaniel
Successor incumbent
Personal details
Born Lenoir, North Carolina
Nationality American
Denomination Lutheran
Residence Salisbury, North Carolina
Spouse Rita Bolick
Children Joseph Bolick, Sarah Bolick
Alma mater Appalachian State University
Styles of
Leonard H. Bolick
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Reference style The Reverend Doctor
Spoken style Bishop
Religious style Bishop
Posthumous style not applicable

Leonard H. Bolick is a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and serves as the current bishop of the North Carolina Evangelical Lutheran Synod.[1] Bolick is known for seeking ecumenical reconciliation and improving relations with the Roman Catholic Church in North Carolina while he has been bishop.[2] Prior to serving as Bishop of North Carolina, Bolick served as a pastor at Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in Concord, North Carolina and St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He later joined the Bishop of North Carolina's personal staff and served in youth ministry and evangelism, and was a member of the Synod's transition team. He was consecrated as Bishop of the North Carolina Synod on February 2, 1997.[3][4]

Bolick received a bachelor's degree in history from Appalachian State University and a master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He also holds a doctorate in ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary and a doctorate in ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation, as well as a doctorate of Divinity from Lenoir–Rhyne University. He is married to Rita Bolick and is the father of two children, Joseph and Sarah Bolick.[5]