CURRENT EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS
Pastor – Mark Hindman
Associate Pastor – Tracy Hindman
Clerk of the Church – Emily & Colin McBean – the clerk of the church is a regular attendant, ex-officio, at the Board of Elder meetings and attends the Annual Congregational Meeting and the Annual Budget Meeting. The minutes of these two meetings are recorded in the Clerk’s Register and copies are available to members of the Church at any time.
Financial Secretary – Pending – Responsible for the offering at all Church services and keep records of payments received for church pledges.
Moderator –Marian McNair – Responsible to preside at all meetings of the Church council as well as special meetings of the congregation. Works with all members of the congregation.
Treasurer – Anne Sorensen (acting)/ Pending – Receive and disburse monies of the church and to keep accurate records of the receipts and disbursements.
Ex Officio Officers are elected to one year terms which are renewable. They serve as non-voting members of the Boards.
The Board of Trustees has charge over the business affairs of the church.
Minister – Mark Hindman
Chairman – Lori Lemme (first term, first year)– Conducts the Trustees meetings
Secretary – Katy Beardman (first term, first year)– Records the minutes of the meetings.
Personnel – Lisa Dietrich (first term, second year) – Personnel activities focus on working with reliable competitive compensation data as a reference, reviewing current compensation levels for paid Church staff and making informed and competitive annual salary changes.
Marketing – Jim Pierce (second term, first year) – The Marketing committee is called to raise awareness and understanding of the Union Church and its mission and to attract new members to UCLB.
Buildings & Landscape – Jerry McDermott (second term, second year) – The Building and Grounds Committee focus on maintenance and improvements of the church, the manse, and the surrounding grounds.
Special Events – Judy Reuter (second term, first year)– raises funds for the operating budget of the Church while promoting fellowship among current and potential new members, and the community at large.
Finance – Jim Purky (first term, second year) – The responsibility of the Finance Committee is to monitor, track, record, and report the financial health and stability of the church to the congregation.
Endowment – Mike Bielski (first term, first year) – The UCLB Endowment Fund is the investment arm of the church for long term financial stability, investments and also to serve as the source of emergency funding if necessary. With the infusion from the Capital Campaign, increased emphasis on long range planning and short term reserve funds.
Nominating – Craig Lepkowski (first term, second year) – The goal of the Nominating Committee is to continue to support active committees, through additional volunteers, to increase understanding, commitment and future leaders, through the nominating process.
Board of Elders has oversight over the spiritual welfare of the church.
Pastor – Tracy Hindman
Chairman – Pam Payton (second term, second year) – The Board of Elders oversees the spiritual welfare of the congregation. The Board is generally in charge of the Outreach programs sponsored or assisted by the church. We oversee Christian Education; encourage growth of the church with new membership and sponsor fellowship activities for all members of the church.
Christian Education – Erin Jantsch (first term, first year) – Focus on bringing education on the Christian way of life to the children and adults of the Union Church via Sunday School and individualized youth groups, weekly meetings of Church Ladies or Bible Study, special short term study sessions, and Work Trip.
Hospitality and Fellowship – Tanya Huang and Lori Thuente (first term, first year) – Promotes fellowship among the members and friends of the Union Church, as well as, plan, organize and conduct special celebrations, receptions and farewells.
Music & Worship – George Schulz (first term, second year) – Assist and supervise in the programs of all choirs and also be responsible for the duties of the Ushers.
Outreach – Robin Comerford (first term, second year) – Provides outreach opportunities for church members of all ages that are supported by internal fundraising and are tied to the mission of the Union Church. Provides outreach programs for all age members and friends of the church, especially our annual Work Trip.
Membership – Catherine Driscoll (first term, first year) – Membership committee develops and directs programs for strengthening our membership ties and connections within UCLB.
Thank you to our departing officers!
Scot Butler – Financial Secretary
Mary Faith Terkildsen – Christian Ed
Brian and Elizabeth Ubell – Hospitality
Andrew Bienkowski – Endowment
Anne Sorensen – Chair, Trustees
and Catherine Driscoll and Lori Lemme, who are changing roles and continue to serve as officers