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Church Council Officers:

President............................ Janet Spoerl
Vice President..................... John Dobbs
Treasurer............................ Craig Wood
Secretary............................ Jim O'Brien

Ministries and Chairs:

Adult Education................... Nadine Pappas & Linda Woodbury
AP&P................................... Sharon Harms
Children and Youth.............. Tylene Longyhore
Finance................................ Gordon Hunziker
Nominating.......................... Karen Augis
Outreach & Mission..............
Parish Life............................ Sandra Lefkovits
Stewardship......................... Dorothy Waldt
Women's Association...........
Worship................................ Bob Hodgson

Church Council
The Church Council serves as the governing body between congregational meetings. The council is comprised of four officers, eight Ministry chairpersons, a Women's Association representative and Nominating Chair. A description of each Ministry follows.
Ministry of Worship
Members work in consultation with the ministers to establish the general format of the services of divine worship and organize the roster of ushers, communion severs and lay leaders. A Music Committee functions under Worship to address the effective utilization of music in the worship life of the church.
Ministry of Children and Youth
Members ensure quality activities and Christian education within our church for children and young adults. Programs they oversee include Church School, Confirmation, Christians in Action, Young People's Society and Pilgrim Nursery School.
Ministry of Parish Life
Members are responsible for the fellowship, membership, and service functions of the church. They oversee publicity and public relations efforts (newsletter, directory, and seasonal brochures) and coordinate the activities of the various groups concerned with caring for the congregation.
Ministry of Adult Education
Members are responsible for providing opportunities and training for adults to enhance their ministry to the world. This committee promotes study, education, and training for mission, action and leadership through programs such as the Stephen Ministers, various Bible studies, the Lenten Series, Bell Tower Video, and special adult groups.
Ministry of Outreach and Mission
Members work with local agencies serving homeless persons, people living with HIV/ AIDS, at risk youth, and recovering substance abusers to develop hands-on outreach and service projects that provide opportunities for meaningful involvement by our congregation. Responsibilities also include the disbursement of budgeted funds to meet local humanitarian needs and the coordination of special denominational offerings benefiting homeland and global ministries of the United Church of Christ.
Ministry of Stewardship
Members are responsible for the raising of funds necessary for the work of the church as directed by the Church Council. The committee plans and conducts the annual pledge campaign.
Ministry of Admisitration, Personnel and Properties (APP)
Members oversee the maintenance, operations and capital improvements of the church's physical plant. This committee also establishes a personnel policy for and provides supervision of nonprofessional staff.
Ministry of Finance
Members are responsible for the fiscal affairs of the church, which includes preparing and submitting a budget to the Church at the Annual Meeting and administering it on a monthly basis. The committee makes decisions in regard to insurance, investments, and computer software.