Bishop Operational and Conference L3 Teams

Bishop's Operational Team 

The Bishop’s Operational Team is an adaptive team named by the Bishop established to: Launch and coordinate the work of The Communities Of Faith Team, Kaizen Leadership Team,  Aligning Resources Team (staffing), The Communications Team, and shepherd the Conference in developing a more healthy culture around our Mission, Vision, Strategic Priorities, and our Wildly Important Goal of Every church in the Iowa Annual Conference will develop a process for intentionally forming disciples of Jesus Christ by the year 2020.

Members of the team: Bill Poland, Greg Survant, Christin Nevins, Betty Stone, Bishop Laurie Haller, Barrie Tritle, Lanette Plambeck, Margaret Borgen, Joni Mardesen, Karen Dungan, Maggie Biggs and Arthur McClanahan.

Loving, Learning and Leading (L3) Teams

Aligning Resources Team

The purpose of the Aligning Resources Team is to develop a proposal to address immediate staffing issues facing the Annual Conference.  The Team, created at the request of Bishop Haller and the Bishop’s Operational Team, focused its work on the mission, vision, goal and strategic priorities.  Comprised of individuals currently active on other Operational Teams, the Aligning Resources Team was able to draw upon the discussions and feedback of these groups as the basis of their work.  The Team has met almost weekly since late November in order to have an adaptive staffing proposal ready to present to a joint meeting of the Bishop’s Operational Team and the Cabinet’s Operational Team on January 31, 2018. 

Members of the team: Maggie Biggs, Margaret Borgen, Ryan Christensen, Lindsay Drake, Harlan Gillespie, Chad Jennings, Joni Mardesen, Bill Poland, Paul Smith and Betty Stone.


(More information to come about the following teams)

Communities of Faith Team

Member of the team: Lanette Plambeck, James and Helen Parks, Chad Jennings, Chris St. Clair, Lauren Loonsfoot, Lindsey Drake and John Louk.

(Kaizen) Leadership Team 

Member of the team: Margaret Borgan, Heecheon Jeon, Marilyn Lancaster, Jeff Anderson, John Rothlisberger, 
Lynn Calvert and Diane Eberhart. 

Communication Engagement Team

Member of the team: Art McClanahan, Liz Winders, Courtney Glienke, Chris Condon, Eric Wylie, Paul Burrows, Wil Raney, Jim Ellenberger, Jason Larson and David Wendel.

Faithful Stewardship Team









Member of the team: Ron Carlson, Kerrin Kirkpatrick, Betty Stone, Maggie Biggs, Kiboko Kiboko, Duane Daby, Roland Minshall, Dave Peterson and Jon Disburg.