Synod Staff

The La Crosse Area Synod is led by a staff of five called together in Christ to serve, connect and lead.

The synod staff is guided by this mission statement: “Called together in Christ, we serve, connect and lead the

La Crosse Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.”

Interim Bishop of the La Crosse Area Synod
The Rev. Chris Boerger 

Wm Chris Boerger served as Secretary of the

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America from

November 2013 until October 2019. Prior to this he

served two terms as bishop of the Northwest

Washington Synod, Seattle, WA. He was ordained

in June of 1978.

He is married to Dede Boerger and they have 2 grown

children and 4 grandchildren.

E-mail Interim Bishop Boerger:

bishop@lacrosseareasynod.org

Director for Evangelical Mission & Assistant
to the Bishop
The Rev. Elizabeth "Libby" Howe 

 

Ordained in 2002 following graduation from Trinity

Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio

Served DeSoto/Freeman Lutheran Parish for 6 years

prior to beginning call on synod staff in 2009.

 

 

E-mail Libby: pastorlibby@lacrosseareasynod.org

Office Manager & Executive Admin. Assistant
Melanie Timmerman

 

 

Office Manager / Executive Administrative

Assistant to the Bishop

Editor - Synod Update & Coulee Courier

 

With the synod office since 2003.

 

E-mail Melanie:

melanie@lacrosseareasynod.org

Office Assistant & Call Process Secretary
Brianna Iverson

 

 

Call Process and Candidacy

Administration, receptionist

 

With the synod office since 2020.

 

E-mail Brianna: brianna@lacrosseareasynod.org

 

 

 

Bookkeeper
Alice DaFoe

 

 

Bookkeeper for Synod and 

Lutheran Campus Ministry

 

With the synod office since 2004.

 

E-mail Alice: alice@lacrosseareasynod.org

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Address

2301 South Avenue

La Crosse, WI 54601

 

Phone 608-788-5000

 

Hours: Synod staff working on site and from home. Please call to confirm if someone is in the office.  

 

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