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

Eric Lorenz – Chair

Joel Treffert – Vice Chair

Héctor Colón – President & CEO

Frank Cumberbatch – Secretary

Mike Groth – Treasurer

Jose A. Oliviéri – Immediate Past Chair, deceased

Luis Arroyo

Bill Davis

Allen Cooper

Keri De Bruin

Bishop Anne Edison-Albright

Pastor Becky Goche

Dean Gruner

Katie Kawczynski

Matt Kirchner

Pastor Bill Knapp

Sue Merkatoris

Dick Pieper

Oralee Schock

Michael Sheppard

Melanie Varin


Advisory Directors

Bishop Paul Erickson – Greater Milwaukee Synod

Bishop Katherine Finegan – Northern Great Lakes Synod

Bishop Felix Malpica – La Crosse Area Synod

Bishop Joy Mortensen-Wiebe – South Central 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, deceased

A. William Huelsman

Sarah Maio

Margaret M. Paur

Catrena Reid

John Schaller

Robert Shepard

John Silseth

Mark Van Genderen