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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

 

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

 Vacancies


NORTHERN GREAT LAKES SYNOD

Mr. Willam Mattson is a retired ecologist who would like to help with environmental issues.  He is a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rhinelander.

 

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

Reverend Andy Twiton is the pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison.  He is also the co-host of Wednesday Noon Live and the initiator and a key leader of ENGAGE for young adults via LOPPW.

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