Wisconsin Conference Welcomes a New Chancellor:
Following the excellent and careful leadership of Bill White – who served as Conference Chancellor for 29 years! – Bishop Jung and the cabinet of the Wisconsin Conference is delighted to welcome Bill’s successor, Marshall J. Schmitt.
Marshall is an equity partner at Michael Best (since 2007), with extensive experience of legal matters in the church. He served on the GCF&A Legal Responsibilities Team dealing primarily with Trust Clause issues and the Supreme Court case concerning clergy housing allowance as taxable income. He provides legal advice to his home church in Downers Grove, Illinois. He graduated law school in 1983; has worked on death penalty, corporate conduct cases, property disputes, and intellectual property law; specializing in patent litigation. Marshall is a member of the Northern Illinois Conference, working at Michael Best: Marshall Schmitt - Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. We are so fortunate to receive a chancellor with so much expertise and commitment, and we welcome him while offering our deepest gratitude and appreciation to Bill White as he retires.