The Parish Council is a team of men and women at City of Light who provide prayerful oversight of church resources and support for the Pastor and staff. Each year some members complete a term and new members are nominated to serve a 3 year term, providing both continuity and new leaders with fresh input. The Pastor always serves as the head of the Parish Council.
A Parish Council member will be a person of Christ-like character, prayer and fasting, and will have already shown a commitment to our church through serving, giving, leadership, and membership.
To nominate someone for Parish Council, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Parish Council will review the nominations, interview some of the nominees, choose one final nominee for each opening, and release that nominee slate for the congregation to give input. At the Spring Parish Meeting, all are welcome to hear nominees share their testimony and members will vote to approve the nominees as a group.
2022 NOMINEE SCHEDULE
Nomination Deadline: May 1, 2022
Final Nominees Announced: June 16, 2022
Parish Meeting: June 26, 2022
CURRENT PARISH COUNCIL Jason Kircher (Completing term), Daniel Miller (Completing term), David Yeager, (1 more years), Anne Hirstein (1 more year), Karla Torres-Ferrer (2 more years), Sue Omanson (2 more years), Trevor McMaken (Pastor).
LEADERSHIP PATHWAY The Apostle Paul teaches that aspiring to leadership is a good thing (1 Timothy 3:1). Our leadership pathway at City of Light begins with serving on a team or joining a group, giving generously, apprenticing as a leader, and then joining a leadership team. We encourage all of our leaders to keep the Sabbath. If you would like to take one of these steps, please reach out to a team or group leader or a pastor.
Becoming a member is also a way to take more ownership and responsibility in our life together and is required for some serving and leading opportunities. Join us for the next Explore Membership Retreat to find out more about committing to membership. Members and leaders are asked to commit to unity, making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:1).