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
GREATER MILWAUKEE AREA SYNOD
Reverend James Lynch is pastor of Holy Nativity Lutheran and St. John’s Lutheran Church ELCA
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
NORTHERN GREAT LAKES SYNOD
NORTHWEST SYNOD OF WISCONSIN
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.
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