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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:

  • Informing parishes about the transition from finance committees to finance councils

  • Focusing on Evangelization

  • Studying the possibilities for parish sharing

  • Discussing future strategies for Catholic Schools and programs of faith formation


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 Bishop
  • Deanery members - nominated by each deanery assembly of the ten (10) deaneries
  • Ministerial representatives – are nominated by the priests, permanent deacons, men and women religious congregations, and lay ecclesial ministers of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
  • At-large members – are 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 and the ACP (Archdiocesan Council of Priests). 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 - Dave Baudry, St. Agnes, Butler

At-large members (Appointed by the archbishop)

Religious Sister - Sister Rosemary Bonk, SSND
Religious Sister - Sister Jomarie Zielke, CSA
ACP Representative - Rev. Michael Erwin
Deacon Representative - Thomas Fogarty, St. Paul, Milwaukee
Deacon Representative - Dale Paczkowski, Holy Family, Fond du Lac

Archdiocesan Staff

Office for Planning and Councils

Mark Kemmeter

Susan Skibba
Administrative Assistant


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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

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PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

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