CURRENT EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS
Pastor – Mark Hindman
Associate Pastor – Tracy Hindman
Clerk of the Church – Lori Lemme – 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 – Scot Butler – Responsible for the offering at all Church services and keep records of payments received for church pledges.
Moderator –vacant – Elected to one year term, responsible to preside at all meetings of the Church council as well as special meetings of the congregation.
Treasurer – George Schulz – Receive and disburse monies of the church and to keep accurate records of the receipts and disbursements.
The Board of Trustees has charge over all the business affairs of the church.
Minister – Mark Hindman
Chairman – Anne Sorensen – Conducts the Trustees meetings
Secretary – Catherine Driscoll – Records the minutes of the meetings.
Personnel – John Copp – 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 – The Marketing and Communications committee is called to raise awareness and understanding of the Union Church and its mission. Our goals are to communicate both within and outside the church to expand the membership, grow the Church and enhance our financial stability.
Buildings & Landscape – Jerry McDermott – The Building and Grounds Committee focus on maintenance of the church, the manse, and the surrounding grounds.
Special Events – Judy Reuter – raises funds for the operating budget of the Church while promoting fellowship among current and potential new members, and the community at large.
Finance – Ann Rieder – 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 – Andrew Bienkowski – 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.
Nominating – Brad Keller – 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 – 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 – Mary Faith Terkildsen – 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 Youth Work Trip.
Hospitality and Fellowship – Brian and Elizabeth Ubell – Promotes fellowship among the congregation and friends of the Union Church, as well as, plan, organize and conduct special celebrations, receptions and farewells.
Music & Worship – Marian McNair – Assist and supervise in the programs of all choirs and also be responsible for the duties of the Ushers.
Outreach – Robin Comerford – 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.
Membership – Buffy Stauffer – Membership committee develops and directs programs for strengthening the membership as well as recruiting new members.