VESTRY COMMITTEES AND SPECIAL MINISTRY GROUPS
VESTRY (click here to see the members of the vestry)
The Vestry of Emmanuel Episcopal is the managing Board of the church. The Vestry oversees the church’s finances, directs the work of most committees, and works with the church Staff and the Rector to see that the business of the church is managed soundly on an ongoing basis. Vestry are elected for a three-year term. Candidacy is open to baptized and confirmed members of the church who are in good standing and known to the Treasurer. Vestry is a powerful way to discern and deepen your commitment to Christ and the mission of the Episcopal Church as a whole by standing for and seeing to good Stewardship.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION – To establish and coordinate quality religious education programs by teaching the “Good News” and by relating the Word of God to contemporary issue centered topics. Such instruction is intended to teach the Christian faith to all members and prospective members of Emmanuel.
CHRISTIAN FORMATION COMMITTEE (Donna Burnap) – To assess opportunities with the parish for Christian formation and to plan for new and innovative ways the parish can support persons in their spiritual formation from cradle to death. “To Know Him and to Make Him Known”
PROPERTY (Steve Flanery, Key Parker) – To maintain and plan for all parish properties to ensure attractive, comfortable, safe, and efficient facilities and surrounding grounds.
FELLOWSHIP (Mark Rude, Bob Ermish, JoAnn Edstrom, Lori Luciano, Karyl Shanahan, Vicki Sweet) – To encourage and to strengthen the Christian fellowship of the parish through the planning of social events and gatherings.
FINANCE (Keiz Shultz, Mike Sweet) – To oversee and make recommendations to the Vestry for the proper investment and maintenance of financial assets at Emmanuel.
GRANTS COMMITTEE (Roger Wilson) – To oversee and make grants from our Emmanuel Grants Program to provide financial resources to organizations and individual projects and programs within the church or outside, which promote our parish’s mission “to know our Lord and to make Him known.”
OUTREACH (Kay Paschke and Robyn Opstedahl) – To develop, coordinate, and implement the work of the parish for persons in the community with special needs.
STEWARDSHIP (Steve Flanery) – To raise the visibility of Christian Stewardship, to encourage members of the parish to be good stewards of their time, talent, enthusiasm and treasure, and to provide opportunities for members to exercise their stewardship.