The Covenant Council is the main decision making body of the church. It consists of the chair-people of the committees of the church and elected at-large congregational members. The current chairperson is JOe Wier. At-large members is Morgan Hazen. The Covenant Council meets on the second Monday of the month at 7pm in the Red Room. These meetings are open to anyone. If you have something you would like to present to Covenant Council, please contact Joe Wier prior to the meeting to ensure that your request can be added to the agenda for the next meeting.
Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC)
The primary goals of the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) are to encourage, strengthen, nurture, and support the pastors and staff and their families, and to promote unity in the church. The current chairperson of the SPRC is Marsha Riddle. Committee members are: Mike Utterback, Chris Hazen, Elaine Taylor, Chris Thorp, KAthy Bennett, and Lynne Severson. SPRC meets on the second Monday of the month at 5:30PM. Their meetings are closed. If you have a concern, please let one of the committee members know and they can address it at their next meeting.
The Finance Committee oversees the expenditures, budget, and audit of the church finances. Finance meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm in the Red Room. The chairperson of finance is Kent Bielfeldt. Committee members are Mike Young, Even Severson, and Joe Wier. Greg Pool is our church treasurer and our financial secretaries are Leigh Ann Sharp, Ann Young, and Karla Hunter.
The Trustees are mainly responsible for maintaining all church property. They also oversee Memorial Committee. Trustees meet on the first Monday of the month at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall. The chairperson of trustees is Glenn Riddle. Committee members are Dwaine Horsch, Jim HAzen, Doug Schultz, Jim Hood, Dave Merritt, Kelly Borton, Donna Douglas, and Sandy Fairchild.
The Worship Committee oversees most things related to our weekly worship services as well as other special services throughout the year. The worship committee meets more on a quarterly basis, so please contact a chairperson to find out when they will be meeting next. The chairperson for 2021 is Jennifer Arsenault. Committee members are: Jim Collison, Jean Bielfeldt, Becky Young, Amy Hood, Ann Young, Merle McCallister, Betty VanSwol, and Sue Shields.
The Mission Committee oversees the missions which GCUMC supports. They help organize mission trips and projects, raise funds, and choose the recipients of the monthly mission socks offerings. Missions meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall. The chairperson of Missions is Karen Kummerow. Committee members are: Mick Horsch, Jane Tankersley, KAy Bell, Doug Eckerty, Todd Littel, Donna Douglas, and Rick Ertel.
The Connection Team is concerned with the invitation, hospitality, and congregational care of new visitors and the members of the church. The chair person of this committee is Judy Eckhoff. The members of this committee are Bonnie Clark, Gail Anliker, Danielle Brown, Kathy Eagleson, JEan Noellsch, Cathy Steidinger, and Kim Fisher.