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Archdiocesan Pastoral Council

Archdiocesan partnership with parishes regarding strategic planning, parish council training and staff development.

The Archdiocesan Pastoral Council is comprised of representatives from throughout the ten counties of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee who meet regularly with the Archbishop to consult on matters related to pastoral activity and the mission of the Church in the Archdiocese.

The Archdiocesan Pastoral Council is currently involved with:

  • Supporting the 175th anniversary celebration of the Archdiocese

  • Focusing on ways to improve faith formation efforts

  • Promoting "Caring Parishes," the development of relationships between parishes of different cultures and economic backgrounds

  • Studying video technology inside churches


The Archdiocesan Pastoral Council is comprised of twenty-four members, appointed by the Archbishop to renewable, three-year terms. These members are from four general groups:

  • Ex officio members – the Archbishop and Auxiliary Bishops as requested
  • Deanery members - two nominated by each of the ten (10) deaneries
  • Ministerial representatives – nominated by the priests, permanent deacons, men and women religious congregations, and lay ecclesial ministers of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
  • At-large members – chosen and appointed by the archbishop to ensure that the whole people of God of the archdiocese are represented on the APC

The Archdiocesan Pastoral Council currently meets in September, December, March and June, on Saturday mornings.

Deanery Assemblies

Each deanery is convened twice each year at an assembly of parish council representatives by the deanery representatives from the APC. The Assembly discusses an agenda prepared by the APC. The assemblies gather for a Fall and Winter/Spring meeting.

Archdiocesan Pastoral Council

Ex Officio Members

President, Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki

Deanery Representatives

Listed on individual deanery pages.

Ministerial Representatives

Lay Ministry - Elizabeth Melendez-Jop, St. Roman, Milwaukee

At-large members (Appointed by the archbishop)

Religious Sister - Sister Durstyne Farnan, OP
Religious Sister - Sister Jomarie Zielke, CSA
ACP Representative - Rev. Justin Lopina
Deacon Representative - Paul Klingseisen, Blessed Sacrament, Milwaukee
Deacon Representative - Dale Paczkowski, Holy Family, Fond du Lac

Archdiocesan Staff

Office for Planning and Councils

Randy Nohl
Director of Synod Implementation

Susan Skibba
MissionInsite Coordinator, Assistant


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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

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PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
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