Our mission and service teams get involved in issues such as education, poverty, hunger, shelter, healthcare, equality, transportation and more at the local, national and international levels. Please contact Pastor Kathryn Kuhn, Pastor for Congregational Life and Missions, with questions.

Church Leadership & Service Teams

The church is led by members of the church and the staff who together set the direction of the church and its programs. Serving on a leadership team is usually a two-year commitment. Teams generally meet once a month. If you are interested in learning more or volunteering, please contact one of the individuals below.

The church officers, ministry team co-councilors, and chairs of standing committees also serve on the Church Council, the governing board of the church.

Church Officers

Officers of the church volunteer serve in leadership positions. The moderator serves as head of the Church Council. If you would like to serve in one of these roles, please contact the Moderator.

Moderator, Mary Willems
Vice Moderator, Bill Ritcey
Secretary, Kelly Fenton
Treasurer, Don Hietpas
Vice Treasurer, Sue Wisneski

Ministry Teams & Co-Councilors

Worship and Music Team

Together with staff, this team assists in planning Sunday services and coordinates the many volunteers who serve on Sundays. Would you like to serve Communion, join an usher team, read scripture, sing in the choir, greet visitors, arrange flowers for the Sanctuary, or run the AV equipment?

Contact Co-Councilor(s): Rick Behm, Ernestine Whitman

See our Music pages for more information about our music programs.

Fellowship and Congregational Life Team

Together with staff, this team plans and carries out fellowship events for the congregation, coordinates spiritual care programs, and gives input on other ministries for adults. Please contact one of the Co-Councilors below to get involved.

Contact Co-Councilor(s): Jean Coenraad, Al Bellg

See our Adult Ministries pages for more information.

Children’s Ministry Team and Youth Ministry Team

These teams are dedicated to developing a vision for our ministries for children and youth. The teams meet about once a month during the program year to serve as sounding boards for staff, shape curriculum, develop volunteer roles and plan events. If you want to make a difference in the faith journeys of our young members, one of these teams is for you.

Contact Co-Councilor(s):
Shari Mitchell, Children’s Ministry Team
Phil Sorensen
, Youth Ministry Team

For other volunteer opportunities in CYF ministries, check out the Adult Volunteer page or contact Jennifer DeWitt, CYF Coordinator.

Mission and Service Team

The Mission and Service team works with staff to coordinate the church’s mission programs, projects and trips. The team also plans our annual Service Sunday and Alternative Christmas Market. To work on projects that bring change to our community and the larger world, consider joining this team.

Contact Co-Councilor(s): Maja GliddenSara Companik

See our other Mission & Service pages for more opportunities.

Stewardship Team

This team encourages generous giving of time, talent, and treasure on behalf of the congregation, and it organizes and executes the annual stewardship campaign. If you are interested in the financial health of the church, consider joining this team.

Contact Co-Councilor(s): Bill Ritcey, Rick Detienne

Facilities Team

The Facilities Team oversees the church building and grounds, keeping track of needed maintenance and overseeing improvements. If you are interested in preserving the beauty and functionality of our physical space, this team is for you.

Contact Co-Councilor(s): Wayne Lannoye, Tom Young

Standing Committees & Chairs

Communications Committee

This committee aids the church in its ministry of proclamation, helping to shape the messages of the church for the congregation and the wider community. If marketing, advertising or social media interest you, consider this team.

Contact Committee Chair: Leslie Verkuilen

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee looks after the financial health of the church. Its subcommittees include the Gifts, Memorials and Grants (GMG) Committee and the Audit Committee.

GMG reviews grant requests for projects not funded by the church’s operating budget and recommends funding from monies available in memorial funds, special gifts sand bequests. Recent examples include new choir robes, office renovations and an upgrade of the church exterior doors.

Contact Committee Chairs:
Don Hietpas, Church Treasurer
Sue Detienne, GMG Chair

Human Resources Committee

The HR Committee serves as a resource for staff in matters relating to employment at the church. If you have experience or interest in human resources, please consider serving on this team.

Contact Committee Chair: Tony Hinden

Technology Committee

This committee provides advice and technical expertise to staff and ministry teams about technology in mission and ministry. Do you like computers, servers, networks, web hosting, and more? This team may be a good fit for you.

Contact Committee Chair: Larry Baier

Horizon Team

The Horizon Team presented a ten-year strategic plan to the congregation and continues to help ministry teams imagine how to implement the goals. Are you interested the future of the church? If so, consider volunteering for this forward-thinking team.

Contact Committee Chair: Dana Mattingly

Building Study Task Force

As our church building approaches its 50th anniversary in December of 2018, this Task Force is gathering information on how our facilities can best meet the ministry needs of today and tomorrow.  Are you interested in seeing how our building impacts our ministry?  If so, consider volunteering for this short-term task force. 

Contact Co-Chairs: Sue MautheTony Hinden

Hospitality Task Force

This group is being called together to evaluate the ways our church welcomes visitors and integrates new members.  Are you interested in improving our church’s hospitality?  If so, consider volunteering for this short-term task force.

Contact: Rev. Steve Savides

Counting Team

The Counting Team meets at the church on Monday mornings and counts the offering from the previous Sunday worship services. Would you like to help out?

Contact: Carolyn Frederick

Office Team

Office volunteers assemble Sunday bulletins on Fridays and do other special projects. If you enjoy office work and have a few hours to volunteer, this team may be for you.

Contact: Trish Brehm