Bishop: The Rev. Paul Erickson
Vice President: Dr. Joyce Caldwell (Faith, Cedarburg)
Secretary: The Rev. Matthew Schlake-Kruse (Adoration, Greenfield)
Treasurer: The Rev. Karen Pahl (Resurrection, Racine)

Council Members

At Large – Clergy: The Rev. Kevin Beebe (Spirit Alive!, Kenosha)
At Large – Clergy: The Rev. Kevin Kretzmann Farrar (Atonement, Muskego)
At Large – Lay Female: Amber Davis (All People’s, Milwaukee)
At Large – Lay Female: Dr. Rose Dotson (Cross, Milwaukee)
At Large – Lay Male: Jose Andres Guerrero (Ascension, Milwaukee)
At Large – Lay Male: Steven Hartfield (St. Mary’s, Kenosha)
Central Conference: Jerry Key (Reformation, Milwaukee
North Conference: open
South Conference: The Rev. Matt James (Redeemer, Racine)
South Central Conference: The Rev. Denise Mbise (Trinity, South Milwaukee)
West Conference: Vickie Stretz (St Olaf, Rubicon)
West Central Conference: Edwin Aparicio (Ascension, Waukesha)
Young Adult Representative: Jacob Andres Guerrero (Ascension, Milwaukee)
Youth Representative: Lucas Short (Holy Cross, Menomonee Falls)

Non-voting members

Anti-Racism Representative: open
ELCA Church Council: Sonja Wolfe (Lord of Life, Kenosha)
President of Synodical Women of the ELCA: Suzanne Seidemann (St. Peter, Sheboygan)
Reconciling in Christ Representative: The Rev. Char Guiliani (Incarnation, Milwaukee)

2021 – 2022 Meetings -all meetings begin at 6:15 pm unless noted

  • July 21, 2022
  • September 22, 2022
  • November 17, 2022
  • January 19, 2023
  • March 16, 2023
  • May 18, 2023
  • July 20, 2023

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