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The following are Messiah’s standing committees, descriptions of the committee, and the chair contact information.

Church Council – has administrative oversight over all organizational matters pertaining to the church. Oversees the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all programs and ministries of the church. Chair – Brenda Weston

Lay Leaders – function as the primary representatives of Messiah’s laity and foster the roles of laity in the life of the church, investigate and publicize lay study and training opportunities, divine opportunities for lay service in the community. Senior Lay Leader – Maurice Wilsonlayleadercommittee@messiahumc.org

Finance – responsible for compiling the annual budget, plans fund-raising, and educating the congregation about stewardship and proportional giving. Chair – Jeff Weston

Staff-Parish Relations (SPRC) – hires and supervises the work of all employees of the church. Chair – Carolyn Pemberton

Board of Trustees – provides maintenance to and improvement of all church property. Chair – Pete Wells

Outreach & Mission – responsible for oversight of outreach ministries to the community, the nation, and the world. Chair – Anne Clymer

Communications – responsible for the use of audio/visual equipment, maintaining the church website, and gathering and disseminating information about Messiah through print, radio, and television. Chair – Rob Wilkerson

Nominating – nominates to the annual Charge Conference those persons who will serve on the church council, ministry teams, and administrative committees for the following year. Chair – Rev. Reggie Tuck

Congregational Care – develops ways for Messiah to care for those who are inactive, shut-in, sick, bereaved, away at college, etc. Chair – Kathy Willson

Discipling Ministries – responsible for all programs and ministries which contribute to the formation and growth of children, youth, and adults as disciples of Jesus Christ. Chair –

Welcoming & Connection Ministries – responsible for fostering an atmosphere of hospitality and an overall sense of fellowship and belonging. Helps unchurched persons find a relationship with Christ through His church and Messiah. Chair – Patty Richter, Diane Smith, and Stephanie Davis.

Worship – works with the pastoral and music staff to plan and prepare for Messiah’s regular and special services of worship. Chair – Orin Hatton

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