Lou Setter

Board Member

Louis (Lou) W. Setter has served in numerous capacities including Vice President of Logistics with Fortune 500 Saks, Inc, Carson Pirie Scott and the Bon-Ton Stores. During his tenure he led teams responsible for movement of merchandise on a global and multiple level basis. His expertise includes startup of web-based warehouse delivery systems that moves merchandise from the point of manufacture to delivery to a customer’s home. His involvement on multi-industry task forces during the development of the universal product bar code and the universal packaging standards are the bedrock used in product identification within the logistics systems used internationally today. Louis has negotiated on labor disputes as well as larger business contracts in building, engineering and transportation arenas. He also founded the first employee credit union for the benefit of the workers. His background is one of collaborating common goals with partnerships in the manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, retail and the individual customer as a measurement of success. Louis committed his life to Christ at a young age and has followed Matt 25:35-46 in his desire to serve Christ. As a member of First Covenant, Rockford, he has served on the church leadership team over several decades. He has traveled to Mexico, West Bank, India and the Ukraine as part of the short term missionary teams commissioned by the church. Locally, he has been involved in outreach to the neighborhood by initiating a Park ministry, men's bible studies as well as church events to serve the needy. Louis has served in leadership positions in para-church organizations such as Carpenters Place and Youth for Christ. Louis was 2014 recipient of the Evangelical Covenant Church Theodore W. Anderson Award.