Board of Directors 2017

Shane Leverenz President The President ensures the integrity and effectiveness of the Governing Board’s process and presides at all meetings of the Voting Assembly and the Governing Board. The President works with the Senior Pastor to establish the agenda for all meetings.

Shane Leverenz
President

The President ensures the integrity and effectiveness of the Governing Board’s process and presides at all meetings of the Voting Assembly and the Governing Board. The President works with the Senior Pastor to establish the agenda for all meetings.

Julia Lenser Vice President and Dialog Coordinator The Vice-president fills the duty of President when the President is absent. The Dialogue Coordinator seeks input on the strategic direction of the church from church members using in-person interviews and surveys at least twice per year, though feedback for the Governing Board is welcome at any time. The Dialog coordinator consolidates the input and reviews with the Board.

Julia Lenser
Vice President and Dialog Coordinator

The Vice-president fills the duty of President when the President is absent. The Dialogue Coordinator seeks input on the strategic direction of the church from church members using in-person interviews and surveys at least twice per year, though feedback for the Governing Board is welcome at any time. The Dialog coordinator consolidates the input and reviews with the Board.

Mike Benton Treasurer and Chair of Finance Committee The Treasurer keeps an accurate and complete accounting and reconciles all assets, receipts, and expenditures of the congregation. The Treasurer ensures that all financial obligations of the church are paid in a timely fashion. The Finance Committee provides oversight of compliance with the Fiscal Responsibility policy and the Financial Conditions policy, and assists the Senior Pastor in preparation of the annual church budget.

Mike Benton
Treasurer and Chair of Finance Committee

The Treasurer keeps an accurate and complete accounting and reconciles all assets, receipts, and expenditures of the congregation. The Treasurer ensures that all financial obligations of the church are paid in a timely fashion.

The Finance Committee provides oversight of compliance with the Fiscal Responsibility policy and the Financial Conditions policy, and assists the Senior Pastor in preparation of the annual church budget.

 
Bonnie Tangen Secretary The Secretary keeps the minutes for the Board meetings and for the Voters Assembly meetings. The Secretary also maintains a roster of eligible voters and conducts official correspondence of the Board and Voters Assembly.

Bonnie Tangen
Secretary

The Secretary keeps the minutes for the Board meetings and for the Voters Assembly meetings. The Secretary also maintains a roster of eligible voters and conducts official correspondence of the Board and Voters Assembly.

Douglas Brauer Training Coordinator The Training Coordinator provides orientation and training for the Board members. Training and retraining orients new governing Board members and increases skills and understanding of policy-based governance for existing Board members.

Douglas Brauer
Training Coordinator

The Training Coordinator provides orientation and training for the Board members. Training and retraining orients new governing Board members and increases skills and understanding of policy-based governance for existing Board members.

Herman Lawson Prayer Coordinator The Prayer Coordinator reaches out to the Senior Pastor and staff on a monthly basis to solicit personal and ministry prayer requests and prays regularly for the Senior Pastor and church staff.

Herman Lawson
Prayer Coordinator

The Prayer Coordinator reaches out to the Senior Pastor and staff on a monthly basis to solicit personal and ministry prayer requests and prays regularly for the Senior Pastor and church staff.

 
Kim Marquart Chair of the Personnel Committee The Personnel Committee maintains the Personnel Manual, establishes job descriptions for all hired positions, establishes an evaluation process to be used by the Senior Pastor for all paid staff, with input from the Senior Pastor makes annual compensation recommendations for all paid staff to the Financial Review Committee, is a confidential sounding board for the Senior Pastor on personnel issues, and with the Governing Board performs an annual performance review of the Senior Pastor.

Kim Marquart
Chair of the Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee maintains the Personnel Manual, establishes job descriptions for all hired positions, establishes an evaluation process to be used by the Senior Pastor for all paid staff, with input from the Senior Pastor makes annual compensation recommendations for all paid staff to the Financial Review Committee, is a confidential sounding board for the Senior Pastor on personnel issues, and with the Governing Board performs an annual performance review of the Senior Pastor.

Nina Nolden Chair of the Nominating Committee The Nominating Committee identifies prospective candidates and develops a recommended slate of qualified candidates to fill upcoming vacancies on the Governing Board. The Nominating Committee considers skills and expertise needed to further the mission of the congregation in determining the recommended slate.

Nina Nolden
Chair of the Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee identifies prospective candidates and develops a recommended slate of qualified candidates to fill upcoming vacancies on the Governing Board. The Nominating Committee considers skills and expertise needed to further the mission of the congregation in determining the recommended slate.

Jason Post Board Briefing Coordinator The Board Briefing Coordinator publishes at least 3 times a year, a brief of the board activities for church member information.

Jason Post
Board Briefing Coordinator

The Board Briefing Coordinator publishes at least 3 times a year, a brief of the board activities for church member information.