The Rev. Wyvetta Bullock

The Rev. Wyvetta Bullock


ELCA Assistant to the Bishop and Executive for Administration


The Rev. Wyvetta Bullock is the Executive for Administration in the Office of the Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, headquartered in Chicago, IL.

She is a regular panelist on the "Day1 Diner" television segments originally produced for the Hallmark Channel.

Wyvetta is originally from Philadelphia, Tennessee. She has served on churchwide staff for more than 25 years. She began serving with the former Lutheran Church in America (LCA) in 1981. Since 1988, Wyvetta has served the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). From 1995 until May 2005 she served as executive director of the Division for Congregational Ministries, then served as Executive for Leadership Development in the Office of the Presiding Bishop before assuming her current responsibilities.

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

Wyvetta served a parish in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She serves as a pastoral associate at her current congregation, Bethel Lutheran Church, Chicago. She is founder and CEO of Equipping Leaders Ministries, Inc.

Wyvetta is a contributing author in The Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution, Called Out of Our Comfort Zones, Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2005. She is also an author of articles in ELCA publications, including Lutheran Woman Today, Seeds for the Parish, and the World Hunger Newsletter.

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