Boards of Directors

We are governed by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of representatives from business, clergy, health care and other sectors of the community. The board provides direction and approval in terms of our strategic plan, employee and fiscal policies, and other programmatic issues.

Operating Board of Directors

Annette Adams

Pastor Katie Baardseth – Second Vice Chair

Lisa Cieslak

Héctor Colón – President & CEO

Frank Cumberbatch – Secretary

Pastor Becky Goche

Mike Groth

Dean Gruner

Katie Kawczynski

Bill Kessler

Maureen Kolb

Eric Lorenz – First Vice Chair

Michael Losenegger – Treasurer

Bishop Joy Mortensen-Wiebe

Jose Olivieri – Chair

Dick Pieper

Eric Thomas – Past Chair

Joel Treffert

Melanie Varin

Andy Willms

Advisory Directors

Bishop Anne Edison-Albright – East Central Synod

Bishop Paul Erickson – Greater Milwaukee Synod

Bishop Katherine Finegan – Northern Great Lakes Synod

Bishop Felix Malpica – La Crosse Area Synod

Bishop Laurie Skow-Anderson – Northwest Synod


Foundation Board of Directors

Patricia Wesner, Chair

George Roth, Vice Chair and Secretary

David C. Boerke, Treasurer

A. Bela Maroti, Founder

A. William Huelsman

Sarah Maio

Margaret M. Paur

John Schaller

Robert Shepard

John Silseth

Mark Van Genderen