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 2022-2023 church year. 

2022-2023 Annual Report

Click HERE to view the Annual Report for 2022-2023 Fiscal Year. 

Other Congregational Board Information.

A note on the how and when board minutes are posted: Each month that the congregational board meets, it approves the minutes from the previous meeting. Minutes may not be posted until they are approved by the board, and any edits to the minutes must be finally approved by the board secretary before posting. The board generally meets on the second Tuesday of each month, although there are some exceptions.

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

2022 – 2023 Congregational Board and Endowment Trustees

Board Chair
Jennifer Austenfeld

Past Board Chair
Matt Moeder

Board Chair Elect
Elect: J.J. Jones

Personnel Chair
Sara Engber

Glenn Mills

Becky McElduff

Past Elder Chair  
Shelle Jensen

Elder Chair 
EJ Becker

Elder Chair Elect
Kathy Buckley

At Large Board Members

Liz Copeland
Erin Feitz
Dana Flora
Phil Klever
Becky McElduff
Kay Moffat 
Tom Thornton 

Endowment Trustees
Nancy Lear, Trustees Chair
Eric Adler
Maria Hedrick
Hannah Fenley
Mike Hobick
Steve Rogers
David Hess
Kathy Buckley
Ed Pasley
Glenn Mills, Treasurer/Ex-Officio

Elders 2022 – 2023
Eric Adler
Jeff Algie
Katie Allison
Jennifer Austenfeld
E.J. Becker
Stephanie Becker
Lori Bennett
Andy Berry
Marcia Berry
Leeann Blundell
Steve Bough
Andrea Bough
Annie Brabson
Kevin Briggs
Kris Brumitt
Lee Brumitt
Kathy Buckley
Brian Campbell
Bill Carrell
Jeanne Cockayne
John Cockle
Glenn Crocker
Tepring Crocker
Katie Cronin
Jacqueline Cyphers
Stan Cyphers
Chuck Dreas
Marilyn Dreas
Cathy Egan
David Ehman
Sara Engber
Erin Feitz
Mitch Feitz
Hannah Fenley
David Forsee
Karen Gallagher
Jim Gamble
Barbara George
Esther Giffin
Scott Glasrud
George Gordon
Amy Guthrey
James Guthrey
Shirley Hansell
Dave Hess
Anne Hoffman
Stuart Hoffman
Ryan Holmes
Lesley Holt
Phil Howes
David Hunter
Marie Hunter
Cindy Irey
Randy Irey
Dan Jensen
Shelle Jensen
Lance Jessee
Pat Jessee
Carty Johannsen
Peggy Johannsen
JJ Jones
Phil Klever
Elvin Knight
Greg Lear
Nancy Lear
John Lehoczky
Ruth Lockhart
Pat Martin
Mary McClure
Mary Linda McDonnell
Stan McManness
Kay Moffat
Tamara Morris
Sally Murguía
Kathy Nakada
Sally Nielsen
Jen Parker
Jayson Parker
Erin Parkinson
Kristin Patterson
Linna Place
Dave Plucknett
Deb Plucknett
Nancy Ralston
Jill Reynolds
Bob Riggle
Sandy Riggle
Leann Ritter
Linda Rives
Beckie Rogers
Steve Rogers
Amy Rose
Jared Rose
Linda Schooling Kekina
Mareta Smith
Lee Stanford
John Stewart
Melanie Thompson
Shelly Trewolla
Bobbie Vanice
Bill Watson
Tim Webster
Lauren Weinhold
Jim Wells
Nancy Williams
Theresa H Williams
Betsy Wilson
Sharman Wilson
Travis Wymore
Jeff Zimmerman
Jan Zimmerman

Jake Bartlett
Andrew Bennett
Roman DeMarco
Mason Hedrick
Weston Hedrick
Amelia Hicks
Claire Langford
Blake Petrie
Liam Petrie
Russell Smith
Gray Sullivan
Chloe Swan
Riley Zschoche

Elders Emeritus
Courtney Earnest
Alan Garner
Susan Garner
Milburn Hobson
Jerry Kindig
Joan Riffe
Lee Stanford
Larry Swearingin
Ruth Ann Swearingin
Tom VanDyke

DEACONS 2022 – 2023
Jerry Abbott
Linda Abbott
Carla Aday
Daun Ardelean
Julia Bartlett
Bryant Bell
Kristan Bell
Joel Blair
Micah Blair
Krista Calvert
Karen Carlson-Cook
Chris Christensen
Sara Christensen
Ben Cole
Whitney Cole
Rick Cook
Liz Copeland
Samuel Copeland
Ron Cross, Lifetime Term
Justin Cottrell
Carol Crouch
Glen Dakan
Paula Donoho
Todd Donoho
Jenny Doty
Craig Doty
Dana Flora
Doug Flora
Jeff Gibbs
Kristi Gibbs
Bob Goodwin
Mike Graves
Maria Hedrick
Cheryl Herbert
Emma Hess, Lifetime Term
Sharon Hildebrand
Martha Hodson, Lifetime Term
Amy Holmes
Becky Hopkins
Casey Hutchins
Gabriel Kranz
Richard Kupzyk
Nancy Kupzyk
Betsy Leonard
Jim Leonard
Stacey Lukas
Ann McCray
Becky McElduff
Jeremy McElduff
Glen Mills
Bob Moffat
Mary Lynn O’Connor
Ed Pasley
Evan Patterson
Fran Pease
Judy Pease
Sheryl Piskuric
Craig Place
Tim Reddin
Sandra Reddin
Vickie Riddle
Brian Ritter
Judy Schaefer
Mike Schaefer
Lisa Schmidt
David Showalter
Joyce Statler
Steve Statler
Courtney Sullivan
Kim Swan
Lehi Swan
Shaun Symmonds
Cindy Thornton
Tom Thornton
Nancy Watson
Kurt Zschietzschmann

Charlotte Dakan
Elijah Felton
Isabelle Hicks
Noah Howes
Kent Petrie
Will Swan
AJ Zschietzschmann
Drake Zschoche