Leadership

Church Leadership

There are a lot of things about church life you don’t quite realize until you get involved beyond sitting through a worship service. Committee life is one of those things. If you grow up in church, you might have a vague idea that there’s a need, people meet, and somehow things in church get done, but you never really consider what happens in between. Beyond the congregation and church staff, the committees that exist are working parts of the church’s operation. Each committee plays a key role in supporting the church staff, congregation, community, and greater United Methodist Church organization.

Calvary has many ministry teams and committees that serve the church and community in a variety of ways. All individuals are welcome and encouraged to join a team or committee that interests them. Chairpersons invite you to contact them directly if you have questions or would like to join their team or committee. You may also contact the church office directly.

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Church Council

The Church Council shall provide for planning and implementing a program of nurture, outreach, witness, and resources in the local church. It shall also provide for the administration of its organization and temporal life. It shall envision, plan, implement, and annually evaluate the mission and ministry of the church. The church council shall be amenable to and function as the administrative agency of the charge conference. (Retrieved from Paragraph 252 of the Book of Discipline.) Members of this committee are the following. They are members thru the end of the year indicated.

2016
2017
  • Bill Edsall
  • Mark Holte
  • Susan Laczko
  • Shirley Mehring
  • Karen Smith
2018
  • Linda Ehrlich
No Term
  • Linda Ehrlich (Church Council Secretary)
  • Georgia Brucker (Church Council Treasurer)
  • Aleata Weis (Lay Leader)
  • Annual Conference Representative
  • Doug Lucas (Chairperson, Archives & History)
  • Liz Ferringer (Chairperson, Children & Youth)
  • Karen Ferguson (Chairperson, Communications)
  • Kenny Elliott (Chairperson, Hospitality)
  • Joan Bradley (Co-Chairperson, Missions)
  • Rev. Myles Bradley (Co-Chairperson, Missions)
  • Keith Smith (Chairperson, Social Concerns)
  • Paul Brucker (Chairperson, Staff/Parish Relations Committee)
  • Beth Ober (Chairperson, Stewardship & Finance)
  • Howard Brokenbek (Chairperson, Trustees)
  • Devin Harris (Chairperson, Worship)

Archives & History

The responsibilities of the Archives and History Committee are to acquire, evaluate, organize, maintain, and provide access to the historical records of Calvary United Methodist Church according to professional archival standards; provide guidance on the creation, management, disposition, and retention of records following UMC records management standards; acquire and maintain a small collection of objects related to Calvary history; provide access to the archives and objects for research and educational purposes; make historical information available to the congregation and the public. Members of this committee are the following. They are members thru the end of the year indicated.

2016
2017
2018
No Term

Children & Youth

This committee represents the children and youth of the congregation and has the responsibility of influencing policy and program decisions with these individuals in mind. They are committed to keeping children and youth a valuable part of our church family. Members of this committee are the following. They are members thru the end of the year indicated.

2016
2017
  • Rev. Ellie Laws
  • Juan Martinez
  • Christine Thomas
2018
No Term
  • Aleata Weis (Lay Leader)
  • Annual Conference Representative

Columbarium

The Columbarium Committee supervises the use, management, and maintenance of the Calvary United Methodist Church Columbarium. Members of this committee are the following. They are members thru the end of the year indicated.

2016
2017
2018
No Term

Communications

Responsibilities for this team include internal and external communications for sharing our ministries. Members of this committee are the following. They are members thru the end of the year indicated.

2016
2017
2018
No Term

Hospitality

This committee cares for the design and implementation of the activities related to welcoming and caring for our visitors, greeters and ushers, follow-up with contacts and potential assimilation. Members of this committee are the following. They are members thru the end of the year indicated.

2016
  • Marlis Kiser
2017
2018
  • Devin Harris
No Term
  • Aleata Weis (Lay Leader)
  • Annual Conference Representative

Hospitality - Kitchen Ministry

The Kitchen Ministry assists the church by working with staff or committees to provide refreshments or meals prepared and served with volunteers who are adequately trained in areas including safety and sanitation. Members of this committee are the following. They are members thru the end of the year indicated.

2016
2018
No Term

Hospitality - Parking

This team assists with parking on occasions like special events, Sunday morning worship service for 1:00pm Steeler game days, and snowy Sundays. Members of this committee are the following. They are members thru the end of the year indicated.

2016
2017
2018
No Term

Lay Leadership (Nominations)

Responsibilities include assisting persons in the congregation to identify their gifts and skills for service, assisting in the nurturing and development of Christian spiritual leadership by identifying, and recommending persons for service in the various ministry areas then provide training, review, and support. Members of this committee are the following. They are members thru the end of the year indicated.

2016
2017
  • Dennis Panek
  • Mark Rehn
  • Ron Smedley
2018
  • Mary Callison
  • Linda Ehrlich
No Term

Missions

This committee develops a continuous year round program of mission education to inform and motivate the congregation. Responsibilities include finding resources to support the connection between a needy world and our church, and to stay alert to mission needs and concerns in our community. Members of this committee are the following. They are members thru the end of the year indicated.

2016
  • Lynn Sevick
2018
  • Hee Mae Choung
  • Susan Laczko
  • Pam Smith
No Term
  • Aleata Weis (Lay Leader)
  • Annual Conference Representative

Social Concerns

Members share in the responsibility of developing within our church a response to human needs and concerns. They strive to increase the awareness of the various and numerous needs, and continue serving those in needs already being undertaken. Members of this committee are the following. They are members thru the end of the year indicated.

2016
2017
  • Howard Brokenbek
  • Shirley Mehring
  • Karen Smith
2018
No Term
  • Aleata Weis (Lay Leader)
  • Annual Conference Representative

Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC)

In conducting its work, the committee shall identify and clarify its values for ministry. It shall engage in biblical and theological reflections on the mission of the church, the primary task, and ministries of the local church. The committee shall reflect biblically and theologically on the role and work of the pastor(s) and staff as they carry out their leadership responsibilities. The committee shall assist the pastor(s) and staff in assessing their gifts, maintaining health holistically and work-life balance, and setting priorities for leadership and service. It is the responsibility of the committee to communicate with the committee on nominations and leadership development and/or the Church Council when there is a need for other leaders or for employed staff to perform in areas where utilization of the gifts of the pastor(s) and staff proves an inappropriate stewardship of time. (Retrieved from Paragraph 258.2 of the Book of Discipline.) Members of this committee are the following. They are members thru the end of the year indicated.

2016
2017
2018
  • Martha Helmreich
  • Larry Hopkins
  • Dennis Panek
No Term
  • Aleata Weis (Lay Leader)
  • Annual Conference Representative

Stewardship & Finance

The committee on finance shall give stewardship of financial resources as their priority throughout the year. It may delegate the responsibility to either a sub-group or task force that would plan, strategize, and implement ways to generate more resources for mission and ministries of the local churches and beyond. It is strongly recommended that the committee on finance, in collaboration with the Church Council, find creative ways to turn their congregations into tithing congregations with an attitude of generosity. (Retrieved from Paragraph 258.4 of the Book of Discipline.) Members of this committee are the following. They are members thru the end of the year indicated.

2016
  • Bob Kiser
  • Karina Westfall
2017
  • Georgia Brucker
  • Jeff Hertrich
  • Tom Westfall
2018
  • Martha Helmreich
  • Larry Hopkins
  • Dennis Panek
No Term
  • Mark Rehn (Church Council Chairperson)
  • Georgia Brucker (Church Council Treasurer)
  • Aleata Weis (Lay Leader)
  • Paul Brucker (SPRC Chairperson)
  • Howard Brokenbek (Trustees Chairperson)
  • Annual Conference Representative

Trustees

The board of trustees shall have the supervision, oversight, and care of all real property owned by the local church and of all property and equipment acquired directly by the local church or by any society, board, class, commission, or similar organization connected therewith. The board of trustees shall review annually the adequacy of the property, liability, and crime insurance coverage on church-owned property, buildings, and equipment. The board of trustees shall also review annually the adequacy of personnel insurance. The purpose of these reviews is to ensure that the church, its properties, and its personnel are properly protected against risks. The board shall include in its report to the charge conference the results of its review and any recommendations it deems necessary. (Retrieved from Paragraph 2533 of the Book of Discipline.) Members of this committee are the following. They are members thru the end of the year indicated.

2016
  • Mark Neuherz
  • Joe Ober
  • Tammy Phillips
2017
2018
  • Lorraine Malcolm
  • Dave Sevick
No Term
  • Aleata Weis (Lay Leader)
  • Annual Conference Representative

Worship

The Worship Committee is responsible for assisting the pastor with designing and developing worship services, liturgies, and other practices and trappings of the worship service. This includes finding worship leaders and training them. Members of this committee are the following. They are members thru the end of the year indicated.

2016
2017
2018
No Term