Missionary Planning and Leadership
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Missionary Planning and Leadership

Equipping Leaders and Parishes for Making Disciples

The Office for Missionary Planning and Leadership supports parish leadership in their singular mission of making disciples (Matthew 28:16-20).  We serve parishes in living out this mission through leadership training, transition and organizational health coaching, strategic missionary planning, data collection and analysis, the Building Committee proxy process, and norms and manuals for Pastoral Councils, Finance Councils, Trustees, and Parish Committees.

Equipping Leaders for Mission

The office trains parish leaders on making and sending disciples to fulfill Jesus' missionary mandate.

Strategic Missionary Planning

The office provides parish leaders with the process and tools so they can lead their parish in a "data informed - mission driven" fashion.  For example, check out the latest ExecutiveInsite report on the Archdiocese of Milwaukee  This report will be updated annually.

'MissionInsite' Data

MissionInsite empowers Archdiocesan offices, deaneries, parishes and schools with demographic tools to bridge the gap from data to decision.  It takes data from various sources, including inside and outside the parish.

Transition & Organization Health Coaching

The office provides coaching on leadership, team-building, effective meetings, strategic thinking, mergers and multi-parish collaboration.

Pastoral Councils, Norms, & Guidelines

Training, formation and resources are provided for those who serve in parish leadership.  Information for councils, commissions, trustees, and Church Security and Crisis Planning guidelines can be found here.

Archdiocesan Pastoral Council

Comprised of representatives from throughout the ten counties of the archdiocese, the APC meets regularly with the Archbishop to consult on matters related to pastoral activity and the mission of the church. 

Post 2020 Planning

Efforts are underway to build the next ten-year plan for the Archdiocese.  Information and updates are available as planning progresses.  The status on the implementation of the 2020 Plan can be viewed.

Laura Engel
Director of Missionary Planning and Leadership

Michael Laird
Director of Missionary Planning and Leadership

Rachel Borden
Missionary Planning and Leadership Data Analyst


Missionary Leader Update

This update is sent via email to pastors, parish directors, deacons, trustees, council members, committee chairs, and other parish leaders and staff to inspire, inform, engage, and empower leaders in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee so that they are equipped for mission-driven and data-informed planning and leadership. 

Read the Current Update

Pastor Workshops for Leaders

Grow your administrative skills and enhance your leadership excellence, leadership effectiveness, and leadership confidence. Summer workshops beginning July 2023. Check out workshop schedules and register today!

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Parish Council Leadership Development

Training for Parish Councils will be available at select locations in the archdiocese this August. Check out workshop schedules and register today!

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