A Brief DESCRIPTION of each of our 2019 church ministry teams is featured below, as well as their members and church counsel liaisons. If you are new to our church, feel free to e-mail any of our staff members to introduce yourself, or just to ask a question. Also, click 'Council Members' above for photos and names of our church officers and Church Council representatives.


The Care Ministry Team

This team provides care through the Stephen Ministry, the Parish Health Team, and remembrances with cards.

Members:
  • Council Liaison - Alex McLeod
  • Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Cheryl Schemling
  • Shaw Ministries - JoAnn Bogdany
  • Greeting Cards - Nancy McElveen
  • Homebound CD Ministry - WELCA, Pastor Keith Getz, Carolinda Getz & JoAnn Bogdany


The Christian Education Ministry Team

This ministry team shall oversee the conduct and promotion of the school(s) and other educational activities of the congregation.

Members:

  • Council Liaison - Brian Crawshaw
  • Sunday School - Shelley Crawshaw
  • Catechism Studies - Pastor Keith Getz
  • Archives - Susan Caukins


The Fellowship Ministry Team

The mission of this team shall be to assist the pastors and Congregational Council in nurturing a Christian atmosphere of care, love, and fellowship within the congregation.

Members:
  • Council Liaison - Kimberly Dees
  • Young Adults - Vacant
  • Youth Ministry - Pastor Keith Getz
  • Women of the ELCA - Judy Lessard, Dot Weishuhn, Susan Chandler
  • Lula June Circle - Arletta Price, JoAnn Bogdany
  • Suber-Bultman Circle - Jane Hart


The Property Ministry Team

This ministry team shall maintain and plan improvements to the church facility.

Members:
  • Council Liaison - John Bogdany
  • Maintenance - John Kinser
  • Sexton - Contracted
  • Administrative/Office - Valerie Johnson


The Spiritual Growth Team

This ministry team enhances spiritual growth through retreats, Via de Cristo, and an Intercessory Prayer Ministry.

Members:
  • Council Liaison - Pastor Keith Getz
  • Prayer Fellowship - Karen Hesselbart
  • Retreats/Workshops - Pastor Keith Getz
  • Bible Studies - Pastor Keith Getz


The Outreach & Evangelism Ministry Team

This ministry team creates and promotes an engaging church with a hospitable and friendly environment that is welcoming to visitors and members.

Members:
  • Council Liaison - Alex McLeod
  • Evangelism Team Leader - JoAnn Bogdany
  • Communications Team Leader/Webmaster - Jim Bradshaw
  • Food/Clothing/Social Ministry - Judy Lessard
  • Greeters - JoAnn Bogdany
  • Habitat for Humanity - Susan Chandler
  • Kairos (Prison Ministry) - Harold Chandler & Glenn Hesselbart
  • Local Missions - Judy Lessard
  • Global Missions - Mildred Tietjen


The Stewardship Ministry Team

This ministry team shall provide support to the congregation on all financial matters and stewardship. The Treasurer shall be a member ex-officio.

Members:
  • Council Liaison - Dr. Tim Wagner
  • Treasurer - Glenn Hesselbart
  • Finance/Budget - Bob Bessel
  • Stewardship - Richard Rasmussen



The Worship Ministry Team

The mission of this team shall be to assist the pastors and Congregational Council in providing for the highest quality in the congregation's worship, and to involve as many members as possible as participants and leaders, according to their spiritual gifts.

Members:
  • Council Liaison - Rob Easley
  • Team Leader - Jane Hart
  • Sunday Mornings:
    • Altar Guild/Sacristans - Judy Pollock
    • Acolytes/Crucifers - Cheryl Schmeling
    • Children's Sermons - Pastor Keith Getz, Elton Hallman & Karen Hesselbart
    • Greeters - JoAnn Bogdany
    • Lay Readers - Dot Weishuhn
    • Liturgist/Communion Assistants - Pastor Keith Getz
    • Sound System - Karl Harbath & Elton Hallman
    • Ushers - Gary Harbath
  • Music:
    • Choir - Bill Scobee
    • Music - Kay Rasmussen
    • Handbells - Cheryl Schmeling
  • Wedding Coordinator - JoAnne Lee & Kim Strange
  • Funeral Coordinator - Arletta Price, Susan Chandler & Jane Hart


The Youth Ministry Team

The mission of this team shall be to assist the pastors and Congregational Council in nurturing a Christian atmosphere of care, love, and fellowship within the youth of the congregation.

Members:

  • Council Liaison - Brian Crawshaw
  • Youth Ministry:
    • Children's Ministry - Elton Hallman
    • Kids of the Kingdom -Laura Getz & Shelly Crawshaw
    • Junior & Senior Youth - Elton Hallman

     


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