Pastoral Council

Pastoral Council Members

Amy Staudt, Chair

Trisha Hemesath, Vice-Chair

Becky Thome, Secretary

Ellen Sheckler

Alan Powell

Cindy Davis

Cathy Ott

Chris Grebner

Lorraine Winterink

DJ Sinnwell

Ex-Officio: Dennis Donovan, Finance Council Chair

This council collaborates with the pastor coordinator to provide the long-range vision and plan to guide our parish towards a sustainable future.

Manual for Pastoral Council


  1. To facilitate a process by which the mission of the parish is determined and to serve as stewards of that mission.
  2. To implement the mission by engaging in pastoral planning, which includes assessing parish needs, identifying resources, and determining priorities.
  3. To collaborate with the finance council to maintain appropriate stewardship in implementing the mission of the parish

Responsibilities of the Council

1. To listen to and represent the wisdom of parishioners and parish staff as part of the planning process.

2. To determine priorities and develop a plan for both implementing and evaluating them.

3. To develop goals and objectives which further the mission of the parish.

4. To evaluate regularly the goals and objectives of the council and of its subgroups.

5. To recommend policies which are supportive of the mission of the parish.

6. To call forth the gifts of individuals and groups/committees in the parish to carry out its mission.

7. To cooperate with neighboring parishes in regional planning for the future of the Church in the local area.

8. To collaborate with the stewardship committee to conduct a parish census periodically.