CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Serving as a leader in the church is also a way of going forth in the name of Jesus Christ. God may be calling you to serve as a member of a resource team or beyond the local church. God may be calling you to share your gifts as a lay speaker or to learn more about lay leadership at School for Lay Ministry. Ask a member of the clergy team about opportunities to use your spiritual gifts in leadership in our church.

 

Gathering Ministries

They focus on all things connected with worship in our church. There are a number of ministry teams connected with Gathering Sphere such as those that pick up the sanctuary after Sunday and change the paraments, communion steward, hospitality, etc.

Jan Hurd, Darla Smith, Cindy Nissly, Katie Regan, Carol Myers and Jeff Blackman, staff liaison

Growing Ministries

This is about all things related to Christian education and small groups for all ages. Would you like to teach children or adults? Contact Danita Janssen.

Val Clarke, Jennifer Granzow, Tim Smith, co-chairs; Danita Janssen, staff liaison

Going Ministries

This is for resources mission and ministry in our church, including the distribution of monies given for mission in our church.

Jamie Lofstedt, Shellie Moore co-chairs; Francis Fritz, staff liaison

Resource Ministries

Church Council
This is the visioning body of our church. Each sphere is represented, as well as each resource team. Roger Nissly and Dale McDonough are our co-chairs.  Jane Schultz, secretary
Trustees –
They are responsible for the upkeep and care of the buildings and grounds, which includes the parsonage. They also receive bequests to the church. Memorial team works closely with trustees.
Trustees—Joe Scallon, Fran Buckel co-chairs; Randy Fiscus, Randy Smith, Cindy Burns, Duane Schultz, Jodie McDonough, Weldon Ubben, Beau Carpenter·
 
Memorials—Diane Meier, chair; Sherri Windecker, Audrey Baldwin, Lana Hartl, Karen Musson, Linda Scallon·
 
Staff-Parish Relations-
They are thee liaison between the church and staff, whether it is setting salaries or helping work through any issues that need attention. Sara Sparks and Duane Kruckenberg, co-chairs; Linda Ahrens, Dave Gimer, Linda Scallon
 
Finance team –
They leads our church into ever more faithful financial stewardship. Finance team also oversees our endowments and our scholarship team.
Finance—Mike Nissly, Brock Jacobson, Tam Elerding, Mitch Meyer, Kyle Hutchinson· Treasurer—Mike Nissly· Financial Secretary—Linda Starr·
 
Leadership development –
They help match people’s spiritual gifts with the ministries of our church.
Barb Wohlert, Chris Sparks, Prentice Lofstedt
 
Service teams –
We have three service teams that serve in a variety of ways, whether it is funeral meals or special events or helping decorate for Christmas. This is a ministry opportunity for both men and women.
Dorothy Davenport, Linda Scallon, or Sandy Johnson
 
 

Lay Leader

Duane Kruckenberg
 

Lay Speakers

Dave Elerding, Duane Kruckenberg, Mike Nissly