ST. JOHN’S CHURCH COUNCIL & OFFICERS – 2023-2024
This photo below shows our church council being sworn in with the “laying on of hands” during worship on February 12, 2023. They will serve their positions on council until February, 2024. Thank you to all who volunteered to help lead St. John’s this year!
Our St. John’s council is the ‘executive body’ of the church and consists of four Boards, each comprised of 6 voting members from the congregation:
President – Liz Rivett firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President – Mark Bruen email@example.com
Treasurer – Matt Carson firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary – Wendy O’Connor email@example.com
Enlightener Editor – Eric Kinsey firstname.lastname@example.org
Finance Committee Chair – Grace Bruen
Personnel Committee Chair – Liz Vanderburg
Stewardship Committee Chair – Karen Methlie
Our Church Boards
Board of Deacons – social life & stewardship of the church
Scott Vanderburg (Chair), Don Gibson, Bonnie Moyer, Rick Fanciulacci, (2 open positions)
Board of Educators – educational ministry of the church
Sarah Hogan (Chair), Michelle Forsythe, Jennifer Gilbert, Marge Jewell, Mary Billy, Kathy & Tom Allebach
Board of Elders – worship, music & spiritual life of the church
Debby Hendricks (Chair), Sally Atkiss, Susan Fitzpatrick, Bonnie & Ken Hales, Anne Kinsey, Chris Bodde
(Each Sunday, one of our Elders is designated as the “Elder Of The Morning” to assist the pastors in preparation for worship, to make sure all of the volunteers for the week are in place, etc.)
Board of Trustees – care and custody of the church property
Dan Panachyda (Chair), Brian Hutchison, Bob Bertolette, Brad Hamlen
Our staff members, council members & officers all attend our church council meetings.
Our Congregational Installation Prayer for our officers: “We gather in celebration of the joy that is ours to be partners with you in the service of Jesus Christ. We promise to love you, honor your leadership, and assist you that together we may be a faithful church of Jesus Christ.”
Our church boards meet on the 2nd Monday of each month (except summer) at 7:00 pm and the combined church council meets the same evening at 8:00 pm. Most boards hold one meeting during the summer months.
Our new council members are selected in January, voted in during the winter Congregational Dinner, and are installed early in February during worship. The members have rotating terms in office, so each year there is room for new council members to be elected on each board. We are always looking for ‘new faces’ and new ideas on our council. If you are a member and wish to serve on one of our church boards, please speak with Pastors Dale or Addie or anyone on our church council. Occasionally board seats become open during the year.
To learn more about the monthly activities of each board, read the Church Council page of the Enlightener. Recent back copies are archived on our website ‘Publications’ page. https://st-johns-ucc.org/publications/