Pastor Eaton was elected as bishop of the NEOS of the ELCA on 12/02/2006. Her six-year term began 02/01/2007.
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, ordained in 1981 and began her ministry as pastor at All Saints Lutheran Church in Worthington, OH. She served as interim pastor at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Youngstown, OH from 1990-91. In 1991 she accepted a call to become pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Ashtabula, OH where she served until her election as bishop.
Bishop Eaton’s husband, the Rev. Conrad Selnick, is an Episcopal priest and a management consultant. They have two daughters, Rebeckah and Susannah.