Leadership and governance at University UCC
Leadership at University UCC is shared by a leadership team consisting of the three clergy and church administrator shown below, by an elected Church Council of volunteers, and by the congregation itself. There are some decisions, such as calling a pastor or approving the budget, that only the congregation as a whole may make.
Other decisions, including matters of finance and policy are made by the Church Council in consultation with the leadership team. In addition to the church officers, each of the five church ministries is represented on the Council. When the Council makes a decision, it is understood to be acting on behalf of the entire congregation.
The Church Council and our five ministries
Our goal is to live out our call in the world as Christians. In order to accomplish this we have organized ourselves into five ministries: Worship and Music, Love and Justice, Christian Education, Calling and Engagement, and Stewardship and Finance.
The Church Council provides oversight for the work of these five ministries. Current membership of the Council is as follows:
- Moderator, Jan Von Lehe Email Jan
- Assistant Moderator, Margaret Stine Email Margaret
- Treasurer, Don Guthrie Email Don
- Secretary, Bob Fleagle Email Bob
- At-Large Representative, Beth Bartholomew Email Beth
- At-Large Representative, Virginia Felton Email Virginia
- Restructure Liaison, Liz Wells Email Liz
- Church Administrator, David Anderson Email David
- Pastor Catherine Foote Email Catherine
- Pastor Peter Ilgenfritz Email Peter
- Pastor Amy Roon Email Amy
Worship & Music Ministry
- Priscilla Grundy, Worship and Music Representative Email Priscilla
- Yale Lewis, Worship and Music (Alternate) Email Yale
Christian Education & Spiritual Growth Ministry
- Roberta Hollowell, Christian Education Representative Email Roberta
Calling, Engagement & Community Ministry
- Ed Coleman, Calling, Community & Engagement Representative Email Ed
Love & Justice Ministry
- Susan Cook, Love and Justice Representative Email Susan
- Patti Brandt, Love and Justice Representative (Alternate) Email Patti
Stewardship & Administration Ministry
- Greg Turner, Stewardship and Finance Representative Email Greg
- Roger Garratt, Stewardship and Finance Representative (Alternate) Email Roger
Further information about church governance and each ministry is available in the Resources Section.