Memorial Church of the Brethren
2018 Leadership Team
Moderator: Paul Longwell
Leadership Team Chair: Andy Hoover
Church Clerk: Rhonda Trexler
Treasurer: Calvin Zook
Pastor: Chris Garretson
Administration: Bob Greenleaf Jr. & Nevan Gochnour
Congregational Life: Chuck & Jennifer Stapleton
Discipleship & Education: Larissa Caporuscio & Heather Metzler
Worship: Sue Stoudnour & Janet Zimmerman
Service and Evangelism: Karen Lewis
Spiritual Life: Chris Knepp & Allan Yarnall
What is the Leadership Team?
The Leadership Team is primarily responsible for assisting the congregation in discerning, developing and implementing the primary purpose and specific ministries of the church. The Leadership Team had the administrative powers to plan, coordinate, integrate, and supervise the ongoing program ministries of the congregation. The Leadership Team assures that the mission and vision of the congregation are fulfilled by encouraging and empowering the development of new ministries by individuals and groups and also by evaluating existing ministries and modifying or discontinuing them.
- Administration Team: administers the financial program of the church. The team, in conjunction with the pastor, carries the responsibility of educating the congregation in matters of Christian stewardship. It encourages every-member participation in the financial program of the congregation through unified giving, the use of envelopes and tithing. The Team also has the responsibility of acquiring, holding, and conveying church property in accordance with the decisions of the Leadership Team and Congregational Forum. In addition, the team is responsible for the care, protection, and maintenance of all church property.
- Congregational Life Team: fosters the spiritual life of the congregation through intentional fellowship activities involving small groups.
- Discipleship & Education Team: provides for the education and development of members of the congregation as they mature in faith and discipleship.
- Service & Evangelism Team: is responsible for directing the congregation’s witness to the world through evangelism, church extension, ecumenical relations, missions, social action, and ministry to the needy.
- Spiritual Life Team: focuses on the spiritual well-being of the church. The team oversees the Deacon ministry, coordinates the use of the ordinances in the life of the church, encourages the prayer life of the congregation, facilitates reconciliation between church members as needed, and oversees the visitation of church members.
- Worship Team: provides opportunities for fostering the spiritual life of the faith community through worship.