Lay Leadership for St. John’s UMC
Administrative Council (meets quarterly on 3rd Sunday, 7:00pm)
To provide general oversight of St. John’s’ administration and
programming; to establish goals, objectives, policies and procedures
based on recommendations of the administrative and program committees. Chairperson: JoAnn Brown
Lay Leadership Committee (meets as needed)
Purpose: To select members to serve on the committees of St John’s.
Chairperson: Rev. Eric Ryburn
Staff Parish Relations Committee (meets monthly on 2nd Sunday, 5:00pm)
To support and enable pastors and staff to work effectively in leading
and equipping the congregation for witness and service; to consult with
pastors and the bishop regarding pastoral leadership of the
congregation; to guide members of the congregation who feel called to
ordained ministry in the UMC.
Chairperson: Lynn Hewitt; Members: Joe Benes, Jimmy Brooks, Irvine Carpenter, Stephen Doggett, Carol Edwards, Cathy Harris, Beth Kellner, Robert Oates, Carol Riley, and Liz Sulak.
Finance Committee (meets 3rd Sunday at 6:00pm)
To develop a balanced budget for the church and ensure that its
management supports and strengthens the mission and ministry of St.
John’s; to develop and implement plans that will raise sufficient
income to meet the adopted budget.
Chairperson: Mike McConnell
Board of Trustees (meets monthly on 4th Sunday, Noon)
The Board of Trustees is responsible for the oversight and maintenance
of all church properties, ensuring they are kept in an appropriate
manner so the church can be effective in its ministry. They work
closely with the Parsonage Committee. If anyone has questions or
concerns about the church properties, please feel free to mention it to
a committee member so he or she can bring it up for discussion at a
Chairperson: Greg Gurbach
Parsonage Committee (meets as needed)
Purpose: To maintain and manage all matters regarding the parsonage. Chairperson: Barbara Benes
Education Committee (meets every other month on 3rd Sunday at Noon)
To enable the congregation to grow as Disciples of Christ through
teaching and learning in large groups, small group studies or
Chairperson: Kathy Kail
Worship Committee (meets as needed)
To enable the congregation to participate actively in relating to God
through music, worship and spiritual development.
Chairperson: Marilyn Long
Stewardship Committee (meets as needed)
To help each person within the congregation develop into a more
faithful and effective Christian steward of the community which
includes the congregation, the geographic community of the church and
the wider community of God’s world.
Chairpersons: Sarah Schimmer
Membership Audit Committee (meets annually)
To audit the membership roles for inactive members and to provide an
opportunity for further contact and to reactivate inactive members.
Missions Committee (meets 2nd Sunday of odd-numbered months at noon)
To provide the congregation the opportunity to be in ministries of
compassion, justice and advocacy in dealing with each other and our
communities, both local and global.
Chairperson: Jaime Krametbauer
Evangelism Committee (meets monthly on 2nd Sunday at 5:00pm)
To reach out to people with the Good News of Jesus Christ and welcome
them with genuine Christian hospitality so that they may develop a
relationship with God and live as Christian Disciples.
Chairperson: Joe Benes and Robert Oates
Communications Committee (meets every other month)
To serve the communication and promotional needs of the church; to make
available ideas, resources, and skills to assist work areas/committees
in providing effective, unified communication throughout the
Chairperson: Phil Sulak
Hospitality Committee (meets as needed)
Purpose: To create a welcoming atmosphere at St. John's for visitors and members.
Long Range Planning Task Group
Purpose: To evaluate St. John’s needs for the future and to develop a plan to meet those ministry needs.
Congregational Care Committee
To equip people and provide resources to meet the spiritual and
physical needs of St. John’s family and community through prayer,
personal contact, letters and cards.
Chairperson: Kay Harlan
Purpose: To provide care to grieving families following the death of a family member.
Chairperson: Bunnie Moore
Board of Directors for St. John’s Little School
To support the director and staff in the operation of the school, to
regularly review financial statements, approve tuition, salary and
budget recommendations and be a liaison to the church.
Chairperson: Vona Morefield
United Methodist Women
Purpose: To develop a creative, supportive fellowship; to expand concepts of mission; to grow in faith.
President: Bunnie Moore
United Methodist Men
To offer support for one another through meals and outings; to reach
out in the name of Jesus Christ in mission to the church and the
community; to grow in faith.
Chairperson: Jon Weidenfield