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:
Co-convener: Reverend Jay McDivitt
Secretary: Reverend Diane House
EAST CENTRAL SYNOD OF WISCONSIN
LACROSSE AREA SYNOD
NORTHERN GREAT LAKES SYNOD
SOUTH-CENTRAL SYNOD OF WISCONSIN
Bishop Mary Froiland is the bishop representative to the council.
GREATER MILWAUKEE AREA SYNOD
Reverend Jay McDivitt is a pastor at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Waukesha.
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
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