“So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
Effective lay leaders function as the primary representative and role model of Christian discipleship and faith lived out in the church and in daily life. The lay leaders work with the pastor to fulfill the mission and vision of the congregation.
VUMC's Vision Team initiates planning, establishes goals, implements action plans and evaluates effectiveness for congregational ministries of nurture, outreach, witness and admin. Pictured left to right: Rigo Rosales (Trustee Rep), Erik Loyer, Holly Pilling, Mike Barber (Co-Lay Leader), Sherry Klahs, Michelle Andrews, Doug Werts, Terry Comp (Co-Lay Leader), Kim Brosnan, Lisa Bashor (SPRC Rep). Not pictured: Tracy Hild, Nada Quinn
Trustees are charged with the care and maintenance of church property. They hold title to property, buildings and equipment. They are also responsible for managing and receiving property for the church. Pictured: FR: Amy Spaulding, Sarah Romero. BR: Rigo Rosales, Rebecca Johnston, Catherine Stebbins, Doug Spicher, Mark Perez (Chairman). Not pictured: Barry Pontius.
The Finance Team develops and administers a coordinated plan of fiscal and administrative policies and procedures for the church. They oversee the financial health, the annual audit, provide financial direction, and communicate the church’s financial condition to church leadership. Current members: Dan McConaughy (Chairman), Budd Malchus, Bob Bennett, Barbara Hauge, Gaye McCreary, and clergy/staff members Steve Peralta, Ann Moore, and Deb Baur.
The Nomination Team oversees the identification and development of volunteer leadership at VUMC. The committee supports the care for the volunteers at VUMC by inviting, connecting, equipping and sustaining volunteers for Christian service. Members of the committee serve in other committees so that they have firsthand experience of the needs of each particular area. Glen Kubasak serves on SPRC. Rigo Rosales serves on Board of Trustees and Vision team. Other members are Carla Davidson, Dick Sears, Pete Brosnan, Jodi Osburn, Kim Fisher, and clergy/staff Steve Peralta and Michelle Andrews.
Staff Parish Relations
The Staff Parish Relations Committee acts as liaison to staff, clergy and the congregation. The committee reflects biblically on the role and work of our pastors and staff as they carry out their responsibilities. This committee also works to ensure that VUMC is a fulfilling place to work. Current members: Liz Tarabour (Chairman), Lisa Bashor, Glen Kubasak, Caroline LaMonda, Rex Parker, Colleen Rosales, Dave Osburn, Bev Reeves, and Stuart Thompson.
The Stewardship Committee creates a plan for and implements “Stewardship 365,” which includes the annual stewardship campaign as well as other fund-raising efforts as directed by the Finance Committee. Committee members are Melanie Meyer (Chairman), Lisa Bashor, Tami Phillips, Lowell Kebschull, Pastor Steve Peralta, and staff member Deb Baur.