Councils

Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council is a visioning body. Through prayer and consensus the Council shares its wisdom and insight with the Pastor in visioning and planning for the parish.

The Pastoral Council strives to identify the needs of the parish, studies and reflects upon those needs, makes recommendation as to how those needs can be met and evaluates the resulting efforts made by staff and volunteers to address the identified needs. Members serve a three-year term, and they may serve two successive terms. The council meets on a quarterly basis and on an as-needed basis given the necessity of certain projects. Qualifications include being actively involved in the life of the parish community. Any training will occur at an appointed time.

Finance Council

The Finance Council consults with and advises the Pastor and Business Manager on financial matters, the administration and use of the parish property, and the administration of parish operations. They help prepare and approve the general parish budget (including capital expense budgets) as well as help prepare annual reports.

Members serve a three-year term, and they may serve two successive terms. The Finance Council meets in the Conference Room on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30 AM. Qualifications include being actively involved in the life of the parish community with some financial or legal background. Initial training will occur at an appointed time.

Stewardship Committee

Leadership group devoted to discovering and communicating insights into Christian discipleship and their application to a stewardship way of life.

Monthly meetings scheduled with discernment by members. Qualifications include a willingness to embrace stewardship as a way of life and share this with others. Training will be ongoing.