MAJM is governed by the Constitution and Bylaws set forth by the organization when it gained official 501c(3) status in 1967. MAJM is governed by the Executive Committee, comprised of both clergy and laity from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS), Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and United Church of Christ (UCC). These synods and denominations, along with many area congregations, are the primary source of financial support for the Jail Ministry. In 2016, the Executive Committee, by unanimous vote of member congregations, began outreach to Episcopal, Presbyterian, Moravian, Reformed, Methodist and Moravian congregations in Dane County. In 2017, this list expanded to include all Christian Churches.
Member congregations can participate in the governance of the organization as outlined in the Bylaws. Representatives meet at the Annual Meeting to vote on Executive Committee elections and other official business of the organization. Discussion and voting may also take place via electronic meetings.
Congregations are the Jail Ministry’s primary source of financial support. Jail Ministry representatives meet with local congregations, sharing the mission and ministry of the Jail Ministry and seeking prayers and financial support.
Paul Skidmore, Chair, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, LCMS Lay
Wendy Cooper, Orchard Ridge UCC, UCC Lay
Sandy Fleming, Good Shepherd by the Lake, LCMS Lay
Marion Hendrickson, Lutheran Church of the Living Christ, LCMS Clergy
Advisory board Members
Lt. Brian Mikula, Sheriff's Department
St. Chris Reynolds, Sheriff's Department