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.

2017 Advisory Council Members:

EAST CENTRAL SYNOD OF WISCONSIN

Reverend Barb Girod is a pastor of Holden Lutheran Parish in Wautoma, WI

 Ms. Deb Martin, member of All Saints Lutheran Church, Oshkosh, WI, involved on the East Central Synod Global Mission team and Hunger team.  She is also very involved in WELCA.

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

Ms. Barb Maines is a member of Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Sayner, WI and works at the Howard Young Foundation.

 

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

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.

One vacancy


NORTHWEST SYNOD OF WISCONSIN



Ms. Joyce Anderson is a retired teacher in the Eau Claire School District and works as a volunteer advocate and activist on a variety of issues.

Reverend Lucas Ladnier is a pastor of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Beldenville, Wisconsin.


 

 

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