A Ministry of the ELCA - Supported by World Hunger

Advisory Council

 

Advisory Council Members represent all six synods that cover Wisconsin. Each term is for three years. Council members may serve one term or two terms consecutively.

2014 Advisory Council Members:
Co-conveners:  Reverend Jay McDivitt and Ms. Kay Montgomery
Secretary: Reverend Diane House


EAST CENTRAL SYNOD OF WISCONSIN

Annie Edison
Reverend Annie Edison-Albright is a pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Stevens Point.

One Vacancy

 

 

LACROSSE AREA SYNOD

Bridget  Ms. Bridget Crave is Director of Small Group Ministry at First Lutheran Church in Onalaska, where she is also a member.

One Vacancy


NORTHERN GREAT LAKES SYNOD

Eric
Mr. Eric Larson is a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peshtigo and is a retired engineer.


 

 

SOUTH-CENTRAL SYNOD OF WISCONSIN

 

Mary Froiland
Bishop Mary Froiland is the bishop representative to the council.

 

 

 

tn_LisaHassenstab-e1398300421785Ms. Lisa Hassenstab is a member of Midvale Community Lutheran Church and works in nonprofit management and advocacy.

 

SueSchneiderRev. Susan Schneider is a pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison.

 

GREATER MILWAUKEE AREA SYNOD

Reverend Jay McDivitt is a pastor at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Waukesha.

 

Veniceheadshot   Ms. Venice Williams is Executive Director of The Body and Soul Healing Arts Center and Alice’s Garden.  She is also the Minister for a new Greater Milwaukee Area Synod worshipping community named The Table.


NORTHWEST SYNOD OF WISCONSIN

DianeReverend Diane House is a pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City.


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Ms. Kay Montgomery is a member of Hope Lutheran Church in River Falls. She is a retired UWRF library cataloger.


 

 

 

COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

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Dr. Peter Bakken is Coordinator for Public Policy at the Wisconsin Council of Churches


 

 

 

ROLE OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL

The role of the advisory council is to support ELCA churches in Wisconsin in their mission to make Christ known as they live out the confessional and scriptural call to advocacy. To accomplish this objective the Council is asked to do the following:

  • Serve as a liaison between LOPPW and the synods
  • Interpret the mission of LOPPW, working with the director to set advocacy priorities, goals and objectives
  • Provide budget guidance and advocate for funding to support the ministry
  • Provide support, advice and counsel to the director