A Policy Council of representatives from Pennsylvania ministries directs LAMPa’s work, meeting three times each year to plan the advocacy agenda, provide fiscal oversight, and build constituency relationships.


  • April 17, 2016 Evening meeting followed by Lutheran Day at the Capitol on April 18
  • September 25-26, 2016, Retreat
  • December 1, 2016 Harrisburg

Executive Committee:

The Rev. Scott Schul, Chair
The Rev. Melissa Stoller, Vice-chair
The Rev. Bruce Osterhout, Treasurer
The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Phelps Ollikainen, Secretary
Mrs. Cheryl Burns, Member-at-large

Members Representing:

Allegheny Synod:

The Rev. Will Osman, Bellefonte
The Rev. Scott Schul, State College

Lower Susquehanna Synod:

The Rev. Titus Clarke, York
Mrs. Cheryl Burns, Mechanicsburg

Northeastern PA Synod:

The Rev. Bruce Osterhout, Shoemakersville
The Rev. Dr. Dennis Ritter, Lyons

Northwestern PA Synod:

The Rev. Deborah Jacobson, Clarion

Southeastern PA Synod:

Ms. Annette Sample, Philadelphia
The Rev. Jennifer Phelps Ollikainen

Southwestern PA Synod:

The Rev. Melissa Stoller, Penn Hills
The Rev. Jocelyn Johnston, Freeport

Upper Susquehanna Synod:

Ms. Linda Weaver, Lewisburg
The Rev. David Byerly, Shamokin

Pennsylvania Bishops:

Bishop Claire Burkat, Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod

Pennsylvania Seminaries:

The Rev. Dr. John Hoffmeyer, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

Social Ministry Organizations:

Rev. William C. Snyder, Luthercare, Lititz
Ms. Kelly Davis, Lutheran Settlement House, Philadelphia