Who We Are
The Zeidler Group is made up of hundreds of diverse facilitators in the Greater Milwaukee area and beyond who we’ve trained to facilitate small and large group processes.
We are committed to local &
Our facilitators come from
the communities we serve.
Our facilitators come from a wide range of experiences and professions, but they all value the power of listening circles, and believe in the actions of facilitated dialogue – building trust, humanization, deep listening, and speaking from the heart. We offer a public facilitator training every month, and private trainings for organizations and groups. Contact us for more information.
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Pardeep Kaleka is Executive Director of Zeidler Group, Executive Director of Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Founder of Serve2Unite, Published Author of “The Gifts of Our Wounds,” Award-winning Community Relations columnist and Clinician specializing in utilizing a trauma-informed approach to treat survivors and perpetrators of assault, abuse and acts of violence. A native of Punjab, India, Pardeep Singh Kaleka grew up in Milwaukee, WI. As a former Police Officer and Educator in the city of Milwaukee Pardeep understands many of the dynamic difficulties facing communities locally and abroad. Both in his practice and out, Pardeep's passion remains one of healing and loving transformation. An example of this is Serve2Unite, an organization he co-founded in response to tragedy. This organization engages communities in building healthy social fabric and communal identity to address conflict from a trauma-informed lens.
Ms. McMurray has over 3 decades of experience in management and as a business-owner. She is well-known in the Milwaukee community as a leader, mentor to young women, volunteer and activist, taking on the plight of the poor, disabled and the disenfranchised to heart.
Over 5 years ago, Ms. McMurray decided to become a Zeidler Group Facilitator as a way to grow personally and expand her repertoire of expertise in interpersonal communication and listening. Since that time, she has been an essential part of the Zeidler Group's Facilitation leadership team, supporting both the staff and participants with her dependability, breadth of expertise, clarity of communication and facilitation skills. She was honored as the Zeidler Group's 2019 Facilitator of the Year.
In 2020, with the retirement of Dr. Katherine Wilson, Ms. McMurray served as Interim Director. With Pardeep Kaleka’s addition, Ms. McMurray will continue as Program Director for the organization.
Michelle has over a decade of Administrative, Customer Service, Office Managing and Bookkeeping experience, holding positions in the Medical, Non-Profit and Business fields. She developed a passion for social justice and advocacy work in a position at MICAH. She is pleased to support civil dialogue, applying her administrative skills at the Zeidler Group! Michelle is the proud mother of 3 amazingly beautiful children, two sons (Nathaniel 16 & Noah 14) & a daughter (Laeloni 8).
Board of Directors
Susan Tyndall, JD
Habush, Habush and Rottier
Rev. Lisa Bates-Froiland, PhD
Board Vice President
Brett Heaton Juarez
Mary Campbell, JD
ELCA Global Mission
Carmen Schools of Science and Technology
Zeidler Center founder
Greater Milwaukee Committee
Joyce Tang-Boyland, PhD
Milwaukee Christian Center
Dr. Anita Zeidler
On Monday, September 3, 2018, we lost our dear friend and board member Anita Zeidler. She was the daughter of our Center’s namesake, Mayor Frank P. Zeidler, and she served as Treasurer on the Zeidler Center Board for 4 years. Her zeal for the Zeidler Group, and especially its work on behalf of the common good, will be missed beyond measure.
America's Black Holocaust Museum
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