Church Governance


We are a self-governing congregation which elects a Congregational Board of leaders to serve the church. This board oversees the administrative structure of the church, which is divided into four ministry areas. Councils of volunteers oversee various aspects of each ministry area.

The Next 5 Strategic Priorities by the Congregational Board

  1. Develop a reimagined and comprehensive new member program that nurtures individuals through all phases of engagement including recruitment, initial welcome, onboarding, full participation, potential leadership, and retention.
  2. Invite others into a relationship with the church through a broad spectrum of offerings including shared interests, topics, goals, activities, service, and intergenerational opportunities. These offerings will specifically be geared towards individuals who are not affiliated with a church or denomination, Millennials, Generation Z, and young families.
  3. Develop a small group program that sustainably creates new groups and supports existing groups. Goals of this program will include fostering new relationships and deepening our spiritual, intellectual, and service experiences.
  4. Strengthen the church’s external and internal identity as an inclusive congregation by:
    a. effectively communicating our message and programing with the external community;
    b. examining the representativeness and appropriateness of the congregation’s name; and
    c. focusing on how we can perpetually manifest inclusivity.
  5. Develop and implement an integrated, organization-wide communication strategy that enhances the ministerial work of our staff and empowers lay members to more easily participate in and promote the activities of the church. The strategy will effectively utilize technology to provide connection and integrate our emerging online community into all aspects of our ministry

Approved 2023-2024 Budget

Click HERE to view the approved budget for the 2023-2024 church year.

Approved 2022-2023 Budget

Click HERE to view the approved budget for the 2022-2023 church year.

Other Congregational Board Information.

January 2024
January 9, 2024 Minutes

October 2023
October 10, 2023 Minutes

September 2023 – No Meeting

August 2023
August 8, 2023 Minutes

July 2023 – No Meeting

June 2023
June 13, 2023 Minutes

May 2023
May 9, 2023 Minutes

April 2023 – No Meeting

March 2023
March 21, 2023 Minutes

February 2023
February 21, 2023 Minutes

January 2023
January 10, 2023 Minutes

December 2022
December Monthly Dashboard

Special Board Meeting
November 29, 2022 minutes

November 2022
November 8, 2022 minutes
November Monthly Dashboard

October 2022
October 11, 2022 minutes
October Monthly Dashboard

August 2022
August 2, 2022 minutes

June 2022
June 21, 2022 minutes

May 2022
May 10, 2022 minutes

April 2022
April 12, 2022 minutes

March 2022
March 8, 2022 minutes

February 2022
February 8, 2022 minutes

January 2022
January 11, 2022

November 2021
November 9, 2021 minutes

September 2021
September 21, 2021 minutes

August 2021
August 10, 2021 minutes

June 2021
June 8, 2021 minutes

May 2021
May 4, 2021 minutes
May Monthly Dashboard
2021-2022 Budget

April 2021
April 13, 2021 minutes
Quarterly Financials

March 2021
March 9, 2021 minutes
March Monthly Dashboard

February 2021
February 9, 2021 minutes
February Monthly Dashboard

January 2021
Quarterly Financials
January 12, 2021 minutes
January 2021 Monthly Dashboard

December 2020
December Monthly Dashboard

November 2020
November 10, 2020 minutes

October 2020
October 13, 2020 minutes
October Monthly Dashboard
Quarterly Financials 

September 2020
September Monthly Dashboard

September 2020 Board Retreat Documents

August 2020
August 11, 2020 minutes

July 2020
July 14, 2020 minutes

June 2020
June 9, 2020 minutes
June Monthly Dashboard

May 2020
May 19, 2020 minutes
May Monthly Dashboard
May 6, 2020 Special Meeting minutes
April Monthly Dashboard

April 2020
April 21, 2020 minutes
April 4, 2020 Special Meeting minutes
April Monthly Dashboard
Quarterly Financials

March 2020
March 10, 2020 minutes

February 2020
February 11, 2020 minutes
February Monthly Dashboard

January 2020
January 14, 2020 minutes
January Monthly Dashboard
Quarterly Financials

December 2019
December Monthly Dashboard

November 2019
November 12, 2019 minutes

October 2019
October Monthly Dashboard
October 8, 2019 minutes

September 2019
September Monthly Dashboard

August 2019
August 6, 2019 minutes
August Monthly Dashboard

June 2019
June 11, 2019 minutes
June Monthly Dashboard

May 2019
May 14, 2019 minutes
May Monthly Dashboard

April 2019
April 9, 2019 minutes
April Monthly Dashboard

March 2019
March 12, 2019 minutes
March Monthly Dashboard

February 2019
February 12, 2019 minutes
February Monthly Dashboard

January 2019
January 8, 2019 minutes
Quarterly Financials
January Monthly Dashboard

November 2018
November 13, 2018 minutes
November 2018 Monthly Dashboard

October 2018
October 16, 2018 minutes
October 2018  Monthly Dashboard
Quarterly Financials

September 2018
September 2018 Monthly Dashboard

August 2018
August 7, 2018 minutes

July 2018
July 2018 Monthly Dashboard
Quarterly Financials
Proposed 18-19 Budget

June 2018
June 12, 2018 minutes
June 2018 Monthly Dashboard

May 2018
May 8, 2018 minutes
May 2018 Monthly Dashboard

April 2018
April 2018 Monthly Dashboard
Quarterly Financials
April 10, 2018 minutes

March 2018
March 2018 Monthly Dashboard

February 2018
February 13, 2018 minutes
February 2018 Monthly Dashboard

January 2018
January 8, 2018 minutes
Second Quarter Financials

November 2017
November 14, 2017 minutes
November 2017 Monthly Dashboard

October 2017
October 10, 2017 minutes 
October 2017 Monthly Dashboard

September 2017
September 16, 2017 Congregational Board Retreat Minutes

June 2017
June 13, 2017 minutes
Draft Financial Statement

May 2017
May 9, 2017 minutes
May 2017 Monthly Dashboard

Quarterly Financials

April 2017
April 4, 2017 minutes
April 2017 Monthly Dashboard

March 2017
March 14, 2017 minutes

February 2017
February 7, 2017 minutes
February 2017 Board Agenda/Presentation
February 2017 Monthly Dashboard

Congregational Board Meeting Agenda January 2017

December 2016 Monthly Dashboard

November 8, 2016 minutes

Congregational Board Roadmap September 2016

September 13, 2016 minutes
September 2016 Monthly Dashboard

August 9, 2016 minutes

June 14, 2016 minutes

2023 – 2024 Congregational Board and Endowment Trustees

Board Chair
J.J. Jones

Past Board Chair
Jennifer Austenfeld

Board Chair Elect
Jennifer Parker

Personnel Chair
Sara Engber

Glenn Mills

Becky McElduff

Past Elder Chair  
E.J. Becker

Elder Chair
Kathy Buckley

Elder Chair Elect
James Guthrey

At Large Board Members
Liz Copeland
Justin Cottrell
Erin Feitz
Dana Flora
Phil Klever
Becky McElduff
Beckie Rogers

Endowment Trustees
Nancy Lear, Trustees Chair
Eric Adler
Maria Hedrick
Hannah Fenley
Mike Hobick
Steve Rogers
David Hess
Tom Thornton
Scott Blakesley
Glenn Mills, Treasurer/Ex-Officio

ELDERS 2023-2024

Annie Brabson
Katie Allison
Melanie Thompson
Jennifer Austenfeld
Lauren Weinhold
Shelle Jensen
Leeann Blundell
Nancy Lear
Scott Glasrud
Mary McClure
Greg Lear
Amy Guthrey
Lesley Holt
Elvin Knight
Linna Place
Hank Riffe
Joan Riffe
Tim Webster
David Forsee
Stuart Hoffman
Ryan Holmes
Dan Jensen
Lori Bennett
Sara Engber
Phil Howes
Kathy Nakada
Jen Parker
Jayson Parker
Karen Gallagher
Erin Parkinson
Eric Adler
Erin Feitz
Matt Moeder
Travis Wymore
Sara Christensen
Becky McElduff
Glenn Mills
E.J. Becker
Pat Martin
Amy Rose
Bill Watson
Hannah Fenley
Kay Moffat
JJ Jones
Sally Nielsen
Jim Wells
Betsy Wilson
Anne Hoffman
Jeff Zimmerman
Steve Bough
Deb Plucknett
Tepring Crocker
Marie Hunter
Nancy Ralston
Jared Rose
Kathy Buckley
Jim Gamble
James Guthrey
Jacqueline Cyphers
Stan McManness
Linda Rives
Kristin Patterson
Tamara Morris
Cathy Egan
Katie Cronin
Mitch Feitz
Phil Klever
Evan Patterson
Linda Schooling Kekina
Sharman Wilson
Beckie Rogers
Steve Rogers
Chris Christensen
Debbie McQueeney
Teresa Williams
Donna Goodwin
Andy Berry
Marcia Berry
Kevin Briggs
Lee Brumitt
Kris Brumitt
Bill Carrell
Jeanne Cockayne
Glenn Crocker
Chuck Dreas
Marilyn Dreas
Dave Ehman
Barbara George
George Gordon
Dave Hess
Pat Jessee
Peggy Johannsen
Ruth Lockhart
Judy Long O’Neal
Mary Linda McDonnell
Sally Murguía
Dave Plucknett
Jill Reynolds
Bob Riggle
Sandy Riggle
Leann Ritter
Mareta Smith
Craig Tally
Shelly Trewolla
Nancy Williams
Jan Zimmerman
Andrea Bough
Stan Cyphers
Lance Jessee
Jeff Algie
Stephanie Becker
Shirley Hansell
Carty Johannsen
David Hunter
Bobbie Vanice
John Stewart
John Cockle

Jake Bartlett
Mason Hedrick
Russell Smith
Riley Zschoche
Weston Hedrick
Gray Sullivan
Andrew Bennett
Olivia Smith
Chloe Swan
Roman DeMarco

DEACONS 2023 – 2024

Becky Hopkins
Jeff Gibbs
Courtney Sullivan
Karen Cook
Mike Schaefer
Dana Flora
Liz Copeland
Tom Thornton
Cheryl Herbert
Joyce Statler
Steve Statler
Pat Conway
Kristi Gibbs
Ann McCray
Mary Lynn O’Connor
Craig Place
Nancy Watson
David Showalter
Rick Cook
Carol Crouch
Diane Jones
Rick Kupzyk
Fran Pease
Judy Pease
Shaun Symmonds
Nancy Kupzyk
Sharon Hildebrand
Vickie Riddle
Lisa Schmidt
Edward Pasley
Bob Moffat
Cindy Thornton
Amy Holmes
Paula Donoho
Todd Donoho
Doug Flora
Bob Goodwin
Casey Hutchins
Kurt Zschietzschmann
Samuel Copeland
Justin Cottrell
Stacey Lukas
Sheryl Piskuric
Julia Bartlett
Bryant Bell
Kristan Bell
Krista Calvert, PhD
Ben Cole
Whitney Cole
Maria Hedrick
Judy Schaefer
Kim Swan
Lehi Swan
Jerry Abbott
Linda Abbott
Joel Blair
Micah Blair
Glen Dakan
Betsy Leonard
Jim Leonard
Karmen Major
Brooke Pipia
Sharon Schalekamp
Jean Ayres
Natalie Cobb
Lindsey DeWitte
Brette Humphreys
Greg Humphreys
Grace Ray
Anita Tally
Scott Holt

Noah Howes
Will Swan
AJ Zschietzschmann
Drake Zschoche, Jr.
Hoffman Alsobrook
Walker Cobb
Eleanor Feitz
Miles Johnson
Audrey McElduff
Finn Stork
Liam Stork
Lauren Zschoche