Churchwide Representative

The Rev. Dr. M. Wyvetta Bullock
Assistant to the Presiding Bishop
Executive for Administration
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Wyvetta has served as Assistant to the Presiding Bishop/Executive for Administration, in the Office of the Presiding Bishop since 2007. Prior to serving in this position she served as Executive for Leadership Development and Executive Director for the Division for Congregational Ministries.

Wyvetta is an ELCA pastor. She received her Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC). Wyvetta received the Distinguished Alumni Award from LSTC in 2003. In 2004 she was conferred with the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Grand View College, Des Moines, Iowa.

Wyvetta serves as a pastoral associate at Bethel Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois. Wyvetta serves on the Board of Directors of Augusta Victoria Hospital, Jerusalem.

Wyvetta is a contributing author to two books: The Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution, Called Out of Our Comfort Zones, Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Spring 2005; and The Missional Church & Denominations: Helping Congregations Develop a Missional Identity, The Challenge of Developing Missional Denominational Agencies and the Implications for Leadership, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2008.

Wyvetta served as project manager for The ELCA Rostered Women of Color Project: “God’s Faithfulness on the Journey,” published February 2018. This resource is a composition of the stories of rostered women of color in the ELCA and is available at

Wyvetta and her husband, Neil, have two children: David and Karen Ann.

As it is, there are many parts, but only one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you.”

~ 1 Corinthians 12:20-22a