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.

2019 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.

 

GREATER MILWAUKEE AREA SYNOD

  Reverend James Lynch is pastor of Holy Nativity Lutheran and St. John’s Lutheran Church ELCA

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.

 

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.

 Reverend David Bersagel, retired pastor


NORTHERN GREAT LAKES SYNOD

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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.

 

SOUTH-CENTRAL SYNOD OF WISCONSIN

  Bishop Viviane Thomas Breitfeld is the bishop representative to the council.

tn_LisaHassenstab-e1398300421785 Ms. Lisa Hassenstab is a member of Midvale Community Lutheran Church and works in nonprofit management and advocacy.

 

 


 

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