Rev. Regina Hassanally has served as Bishop of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod, ELCA since September of 2019. As bishop she delights in conversations with pastors and deacons, walking alongside congregational leaders, Sunday morning coffee hours, and imagining future possibilities. She believes in the power of God to transform lives and her ministry is focused on gospel proclamation. Prior to being called as bishop, Regina served a vibrant and lively congregation in rural southeastern Minnesota. While serving as a parish pastor, she loved preaching, teaching confirmation, and, along with her congregation, exploring Scripture as they discerned together the ways the Spirit was at work for the sake of God’s glory in the world.
Regina has a B.A. in Biology Health Professions from Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, and a Master of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary in Wayne, Pennsylvania. She is married to Terrence, an avid Manchester United fan, and together they parent four active boys who have no trouble finding adventure.