Church Council and Officers

Doug Gerber, Council President
Steve Thornberry, Council Vice President
Melodi Peters, Council Secretary
Jon Paul, Congregational Treasurer
 

Teresa Miller, liaison to Finance Committee
Tiffany Alexander, liaison Youth Ministry Team
Scott Hill, liaison to Evangelism Committee
Tom Meyer, liaison to Worship and Music Committee
Madeleine Jorgensen, liaison to Stewardship Committee
 

Rob Davis, liaison to Christian Education Committee
Gail Morgan, liaison to Fellowship Committee
Bob Hughes, liaison to Property Committee
Alane Wanda, liaison to Social Ministry Committee

Richard Holmer, Pastor

Our Committees
Christian Education

The Christian Education Committee oversees the conduct and promotion of the schools and the educational activities of all organizations within the congregation. It encourages the use of teaching and worship materials published or approved by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and seeks to introduce the church’s periodicals and books of family devotion into the homes of the congregation. One of the primary aims of the committee is to bring the call to the ministry of the Gospel and to other full-time church vocations to the attention of qualified youth of the congregation.

Social Ministry

The Social Ministry Committee endeavors to extend Christian compassion and helpfulness to the ill, the aged, the orphaned, the underprivileged, the imprisoned, and, in general, to persons in need of aid in body or soul. It strives to enlist in these efforts as many as possible of the individual members and organizations of the congregation. This committee has the duty to study social conditions primarily in the local community, in order to bring the cleansing and healing light of Christian truth to bear upon critical problems through thoughtful Christian discussion of facts and issues.

Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry Team develops and conducts engaging, age-appropriate programs for the youth  at Saint James.  The James Group for High School youth participate annually in a summer mission trip.

Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund Committee oversees the investment and use of various endowment funds which support several missions.

Evangelism

The Evangelism Committee plans and executes activities designed to spread the word of God and to draw families into our congregational family.

Fellowship

The Fellowship Committee plans and executes events that keep our congregation in good fellowship with one another.

Finance

The Finance Committee develops the annual budget for the church and oversees the effective management of sources and uses of funds.

Personnel

The Personnel Committee creates and maintains job descriptions; interviews and selects candidates for employment and oversees staff performance and evaluation.

Audit

The Audit Committee oversees the annual audit of the church’s financial records.

Memorial Garden

The Memorial Garden Committee maintains the memorial garden and manages the sale of burial space.

Property

The Property Committee oversees the physical assets of the church and establishes plans and budgets for the upkeep and maintenance of the property.

Stewardship

The Stewardship Committee develops and executes annual stewardshp campaigns.

Worship & Music

The Worship & Music Committee plans all worship services.

Worship is at the center of the Word and Sacrament life of our church. We regularly have communion as a part of our worship. All are welcome to come worship our Lord Jesus Christ with us.  Read more

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