Church Leadership

Church Council

The overall direction and management of the church shall rest with the Church Council using the input of our professional clergy and of the four Boards created by this Constitution. The Church Council is the single governing board of the church and consists of nine members, including four at- large members (elected by the congregation), four board chairs (elected by their respective boards) and the Church Clerk (elected by the congregation). The moderator (Chair) and vice­moderator (Vice­Chair) are elected from at-large members of the council by the Church Council.

The Church Council is responsible for the following activities:

  • Church Policies and Governance ­
  • Long Range Planning and Execution
  • Budget Planning and Tracking ­
  • Church Administration ­
  • Standing Committees ­

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Members: Kim Fuller, Gayle Haun (Vice-Moderator), Audra Bailey, Desiree Grace, Heather Carlson (Clerk), Cliff Carlson, Mary Cox, AnnMarie Ulrich

Moderator: Kim Fuller

Church Boards

Building and Finance

The Building and Finance Board’s focus is on the growth and maintenance of church funds, the maintenance and renovation of church building and grounds, and the security and protection of church employees and property. This board consists of seven members elected by the congregation with the Chair, Vice­Chair, and Secretary elected by the members of the Board.

The Building and Finance Board is responsible for the following activities:

  • Church Fund Management ­
  • Building and Grounds Management ­
  • Financial Oversight and Reporting
  • Security and Risk Management ­

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Members: Nancy Ulrich, Paul Renaud, Jeff Newcomb (Secretary), Molly Newell, Josh Dyer, Neil Fuller, Jeff Nelson, Sara Otta (staff)

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Christian Education Board

The Christian Education Board’s focus is on programs and activities for children, youth, and adults that develop a greater understanding of Christian principles and provide a solid foundation for both their spiritual and personal growth. This board consists of seven members elected by the congregation with the Chair, Vice­Chair, and Secretary elected by the members of the Board.

The Christian Education Board is responsible for the following activities:

  • Nursery Administration
  • Children and Youth Christian Education
  • Adult Education
  • Leadership Development

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Members: Abby Stickell, Patti Ensey, Kristi Bailey, Tami Marshall, AnnMarie Ulrich, Becca Peterson (Staff)

Chair: AnnMarie Ulrich

Spiritual Engagement Board

The Spiritual Engagement Board creates experiences for both existing and new members of the congregation to actively participate in worship, fellowship, and the caring for all
members the congregation. This board consists of seven members elected by the
congregation with the Chair, Vice­Chair, and Secretary elected by the members of the Board.

The Spiritual Engagement Board is responsible for the following activities:

  • Worship Planning
  • Worship Service Support
  • Fellowship and Hospitality
  • Congregational Caring

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Members: Michael Dyer, Gary Hammond, Nancy Lackey (Secretary), Cliff Carlson, Katy Härle, Ron Smith, Reid Odean

Chair: Cliff Carlson

Outreach and Missions Board

The Outreach and Mission Board creates opportunities for members of the congregation to grow in their spirituality by sharing their time, talents, and treasure with both the external local and global community. It is through these experiences that the church can reach out, market itself, and invite those who may be looking for a church to join our congregation. This board consists of seven members elected by the congregation with the Chair, Vice­Chair, and Secretary elected by the members of the Board.

The Outreach and Mission Board is responsible for the following activities:

  • Mission Projects and Trips
  • Red Wagon Day Care Center
  • Marketing

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Members: Pam Wendt, Mary Cox, Barb Guss, Mary Curry, Sara Wynn, Steve Schippers, Pr. Michael Swartz (Associate Pastor)

Chair: Mary Cox

For more information on the Church Council and Church Boards click here for a copy of the constitution

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