There are only three characters in the well-known story of the prodigal son. The wayward son, who returns home after
What He Does
The president facilitates visioning and planning to help accomplish the church’s mission. He also provides direction and leadership to the ministry activities of the Wisconsin Conference. Areas of focus include: planning, finance, board management, personnel, organization and institutional representation, fundraising and program delivery.
President is chairman of:
This committee meets six times per year to transact the business of the Wisconsin Conference between constituency sessions. Members are elected in constituency session every four year from representative regions.
President is chairman of:
A strategic planning and visioning committee for the educational programs of the conference. The members are elected by the Executive Committee and include teacher, pastor, lay, and WA alumni. They meet six or seven times per year.
President is chairman of:
This meeting of approximately 300 people, meet once every four years to set direction for the next term, review constitution and by-laws, consider financial statements, set direction for the next term, elect officers and directors for the conference.
President is delegate of:
To help keep our church united in doctrine and practice, delegates gather every five years to listen to reports from around the world, review financial and practice policies, and act on initiatives and questions that impact our church world-wide.
This article will be my last in the Lamp Letter as President of the Wisconsin Conference. Juanita and I have
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Recently took my car to the repair shop to get new brakes. The old ones were making unusual noises, and
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I have been privileged to see the northern lights on a couple occasions in my life. The grandeur of the celestial display that
As our country rolls out the red white and blue, we have the opportunity to reflect on our freedoms. And to be honest,
It only takes a spark to get a fire going…. This past week, that spark was the video of a white police officer ending the
Birding has been a hobby of mine for most of my life. One of the highlights was the day I had the privilege of going
We are in the midst of a crisis like few of us have ever seen. A world-wide virus pandemic, travel restrictions, economic
It is with a sense of sadness that conference administration is announcing that our camp meeting is being
How we adjust to changing circumstances is greatly determined by our perspective. While I would like
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt people’s lives around the world we would like to share
Responding to the statement from Governor Evers today, (March 17), and our phone conference with
Dear Wisconsin Conference Family, with a number of confirmed cases of conoravirus in the state of Wisconsin
I recently went in for a physical. They checked me out thoroughly. I wish I could say that everything the
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I struggle each year with buying Christmas gifts for family and friends. What would they like? What would be appropriate? Will they just toss it aside
Your friends at the Wisconsin Conference office wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have so many things to be
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Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch writes; ”I tell my law clerks I have two rules -- only two rules -- if you follow them, you're going to
As I write I am sitting at my office desk looking out the window at the fields of tasseling corn. Day by day the corn is getting essential nutrients
I grew up in a home full of kids. My mother took care of foster children. In addition to the four of us legal siblings, my mother took up
Yesterday I arrived at the airport a couple of hours early for my flight back home. When I got to my gate it was empty except for
This past Sabbath evening wrapped up our 2019 Wisconsin camp meeting. As I look back over these nine special days where our
Camp meeting holds a special place in my heart. I’ve attended camp meetings for 50+ years. I wish
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In my devotional time this morning I read of Abraham, follower of God. Abraham was called to leave family, friends, and everything that was
In just a few days I will climb aboard an airplane and fly for twelve hours covering over 6,000 miles, crossing 8 time zones.
Years ago I visited with a distraught mother of a teenage boy who had just lost his leg, and had rock shrapnel throughout his body, caused by a freak
As I write this evening my heart aches as I look at pictures of elderly men and women, survivors of the holocaust gathered at Auschwitz, remembering the
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions in the past few days? Have you broken them yet? Many are made at the beginning of the year, and
We are at the beginning of a new year and a new decade. As I look back at the last year I see many things
We had a rule in our house. “No picking up or shaking the packages under the Christmas tree.” But there was no rule against
This morning I am getting ready to attend a funeral of a friend who died after a fall. Just a few days ago one of our pastors attended
At the recent constituency session delegates overwhelmingly voted a new strategic plan for the next four years entitled “Connecting to Serve.” This new plan focuses on our overall mission, “to grow passionate
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