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Lutheran leader hits highway to spread message

Bishop and biker, he’s taking it outside

LACONIA, N.H. — James E. Hazelwood is a man with black leather boots planted in two different worlds.

Hazelwood, 54, wears a white clerical collar to work as bishop of the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, but in his free time he dons a leather jacket, settles his 6-foot-7-inch frame onto a motorcycle, and just rides.

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