OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

 
 
One of our purposes is to make St. John’s UMC lean, effective, and efficient.  The formation of the Simplified, Accountable Leadership Board Structure has enabled us to make decisions quickly and be more adaptive, flexible and innovative in relating to all the opportunities that challenge us.  Our ultimate responsibility is to shift from managing the church to governing the church.  
 
This board structure is only 9 months old. We had our first meeting on June 15, 2021. We meet monthly on the 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 pm. The meetings last about 90 minutes. We are a group of 12 individuals that you elected and are functioning as the Church Council, Finance Committee, Trustees and Staff-Pastor-Parish Relations Committee. All church members are welcome to attend these meetings! At each monthly meeting, we start and end with prayer led by the laity. We are emailed minutes and financial reports to review before the meetings to save time. Pastor Wade Lindstrom leads us in a spiritual devotional time. We talk about ways we have seen God at work in our congregation.
 
One of our current emphases is on balancing the 2022 General Budget. We are exploring ways to increase the income including a focus on year round stewardship & generosity and on fundraising.
 
We are forming a Ministry Team to specifically redevelop and initiate new programs in Children and Family Ministries. Upcoming discussions will be on Sunday School, Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday and a community Egg Hunt. If you are interested in serving on the planning team, please contact Pastor Wade.
Please keep the Pastor, Volunteer Leadership and Staff in your prayers for guidance as they make decisions and give them the knowledge to keep our church in a financially sound position.  
Glenda Sanders
 
Glenda Sanders
    Chair
Chair
 
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Benny Cason
Co-Chair
 
 
 
Wayne Carden
Board member
 
 
GARCIA, Chris
 
Chris Garcia
       Board Member
Staff Parish Relations Coordinator
 
 
HAMENDE, Bruce
 
Bruce Hamende
Trustee Chair
Trustee Chair
 
 
 
Ashley Boren Hernandez
             Board Member
Board Member
 
 
 
Adam Mathews
Board Member
 
 
Pauline Nguyen
Board Member
 
 
Danna Hill Sharpe (1)
 
Danna Sharpe
Board Member
 
 
Michael Shaffer
 
Michael Shaffer
Finance Repesentative
Janice Cagle
 
Janice Cagle
Board Member
 
 
bruce francis
 
Bruce Francis
Board Member
 
 
The Leadership Board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month in the conference room.  Meetings are open to all.