A Ministry of the ELCA - Supported by World Hunger


Cindy Crane

Reverend Cindy Crane began her position as LOPPW Director on January 9, 2014. She has 10 years of experience as a parish pastor and spent several years managing secular nonprofits, where her responsibilities included working as an advocate and building relationships with community leaders and government officials.



We have had two interns who spent at least one semester with LOPPW:  Kyle Kretschmann (10 month internship) – graduate of UW-Madison in economics and preparing for graduate school in the same field and Genevieve Baldwin (one semester internship) – Student at UW-Madison in life science communications

Kyle and Genevieve

Kyle and Genevieve (far right) visiting Pastor Mary Martha Kannass of Hephatha Lutheran (far left) and Melissa Smith, Hephatha Lutheran and grassroots leader at Advocacy Convening (next to Kyle).

Sarah Kretschmann was an intern for one month during a winter break at St. Olaf College.