A Brief DESCRIPTION of each of our 2018 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 - JoAnn Bruce
  • Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Cheryl Schemling & Judith Terry
  • Stephen Ministers - Pastor Keith Getz & Cheryl Schmeling
  • Greeting Cards - Nancy McElveen
  • Homebound CD Ministry - WELCA, Pastor Getz, Carolinda Getz & JoAnn Bruce


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 - Elton Hallman
  • Sunday School - Shelley Crawshaw
  • Catechism Studies - Pastor Keith Getz
  • Vacation Bible School - Vacant
  • 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 - Elton Hallman
  • Women of the ELCA - Arletta Price
  • Lula June Circle - Arletta Price
  • 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 - Emery McElveen
  • Sexton - Contracted
  • Administrative/Office Work - 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 - Judith Terry & 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 - JoAnn Bruce
  • Evangelism Team Leader - JoAnn Bruce
  • Communications Team Leader/Webmaster - Jim Bradshaw
  • Food/Clothing/Social Ministry - Judy Lessard
  • Greeters - JoAnn Bruce
  • 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 Bruce
    • Lay Readers - Dot Weishuhn
    • Liturgist/Communion Assistants - Pastor Keith Getz
    • Sound System - Karl Harbath & Elton Hallman
    • Ushers - Tim Tidwell
  • Music:
    • Choir - Bill Scobee
    • Music - Kay Rasmussen
    • Handbells - Cheryl Schmeling
  • Wedding Coordinator - JoAnne Lee & Kim Strange
  • Funeral Coordinator - Judith Terry, 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 - Elton Hallman
  • Youth Ministry:
    • Children's Ministry - Elton Hallman
    • Kids of the Kingdom -Laura Getz & Shelly Crawshaw
    • Junior & Senior Youth - Elton Hallman

     


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