The church council exists to create and supervise the strategic plan for Washington Street United Methodist. The council is made up of the chairpersons for each of our committees.
CHURCH COUNCIL 2018
Integrating Renewal 20/20
Church Campus & Organizational & Staffing Initiatives
Church Council: Ann Jessup
Lay Leader: Ricky Rowe
Lay Members of Annual Conference: Charlotte Broome, Mike Broome, Deborah Rowe, Rick Rowe, Carol Fowler, Don Fowler
Trustees: Harvey Jessup
Finance: Neal Foster
Financial Secretary: Robbie Douglas
Staff/Pastor Parish Relations: Charles Garren
Vice-Chair of Nominations & Leadership Development: Ricky Rowe
Foundation Trustee: Kelly Epting
Recording Secretary: Carole McConkey
Church Historian: Mike Broome
Treasurer: Neal Foster
CDC Board Chair: Jamie Williams
Faith Formation Coordinator: Beth Matthews
Age Level and Family Ministries Coordinator: Lynn Shirley
Connections Coordinator: Rick Rowe
Engaging New People Coordinator: Nancy Whittle
President of UM Men: TBD
President of UM Women: TBD
Youth Ministry Representative: Addy Lee
Young Adult Representative: TBD
Members at Large: Janet Cotter, Jimmy Dawkins
Senior Pastor: Patricia Parrish
Associate Minister of Community Connections & Mission:
Associate Minister of Nurture and Disciple Development: Alston Lippert
Associate Minister of Children and Family Ministries: Taylor Pafford
Business Manager: Robbie Douglas
Director of Music Ministries: Angela Powers
The Officers and Staff that are bolded would Meet Quarterly as a Steering Committee to review progress on goals and the Implementation of Initiatives.
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS AND MINISTRY TEAMS
Financial Secretary: Robbie Douglas
Alternate Lay Members to Conference: Lee Haynes, Madison Haynes
Assistant Church treasurers: Ed Fisher, Ned Self, Jim Webber
Trustees: 2018: Sam Burch, Joe Clark, Bart Lehman
2019: Janet Cotter*, Jimmy Dawkins*, Harvey Jessup
2020: Karen Carr, Mike Conte, Marshall Colcord
*By virtue of office: See Auxiliary Ministry Teams
Committee on Staff/Parish Relations Committee:
2018: Beth Beals, Andrew Epting
2019: Kimberly McAlister, Charles Garren, Chair
2020: Kelly Cannon, Trey Boone
Lay leader: Ricky Rowe, Lay Member: Charlotte Broome
Finance: Neal Foster (Chair of Finance), Mike Broome (Lay Member)
Ann Jessup (Church Council Chair), Charles Garren (Chair of SPPRC)
Kelly Epting (Chair of Foundation), Trustee Representative: TBD
Ricky Rowe (Lay Leader) , Robbie Douglas (Financial Secretary
Jamie Gerald (Chair of Good Samaritan Committee) Neal Foster (Treasurer)
Members at Large: Ed Fisher, Jim Webber, Ned Self.
Nominations and Leadership Development: Pastor, Ricky Rowe
2018: Beth Matthews, Sally Mings
2019: Dane Waund, Jim Lane (Stewardship Coordinator)
2020: Kel Jansen, Tommy Betenbaugh
Child Development Center Board: Jamie Williams Chair
2018: Andrew Johnson (YA), Jamie Williams (YA)
2019: Wade Cathchings, Amy Geddes
2020: Susan Matthews, Jessica Hall
CDC Director, Church Business Administrator,
2018: Lamar Brabham, Al Moses 2020: John Beerman, Dotsy Helms 2019: 2019: Kelley Epting, Chair, Jim Webber 2021: Pierce McNair, Kathryn
Trustees Representative: TBD Foundation Treasurer: Ed Fisher
Finance Committee Chair: Neal Foster
AUXILLIARY MINISTRY TEAMS – Relates to Council through Other Team Chairs
Raggio Report (Chair serves on Communications Team)
Ed McClain (CH), Eleanor Vaughan Langley, Elaine Moses, Rose Dangerfield, Christine Hait, Kristie Rowe.
Green Team: Coordinator selected by Trustees and Coordinator selects the team.
Christ Chapel Courtyard Committee: Chair on Trustees
Janet Cotter (CH), Beverly McClanahan, Chip Teague, Debbie Teague, Sarah Threatt
Memorial Garden Committee: Chair on Trustees
Jimmy Dawkins (CH), Mike Harmon, Beverly McClanahan, Elizabeth Outzs
Records and History Committee: Mike Broome, Chair; Bob Beamer, Christine Hait, Richard Owen, Rozanna Pfeiffer, John Radford, Shelley Stafford.
THE F.A.C.E. OF WASHINGTON STREET
Integrating Renewal 2020
FAITH FORMATION Coordinator: Beth Matthews
Faith Formation & Music Initiatives & portions of
Hospitality & Connections
Worship Team: Sam Waldep, (CH), Angela Powers, Patricia Parrish
Worship Design Team: Sam Waldrep; Wedding Coordinators: Angela Powers, Susan Boone; Communion Coordinator: Cathy Hooker; Altar Guild: Kathy Wright; Funeral Coordinators: , Larry Railey, Tommy Betenbaugh; Acolyte Coordinator: Susan Brown; Usher Chairs: 9:00 Jerry Watson, 11:00 Tommy Betenbaugh.
Worship Design Team: Patricia Parrish, Anglea Powers, Sam Waldrep, Evelyn Middleton, Don Britt, Ashley Brown, Taylor Pafford, Alston Lippert.
Education Team: Susan Hefelfinger (CH), Church librarian: Carol Krebs; Lead Teachers of each Sunday School Class: Mary Lide, Kristie Rowe, Lee Haynes, Licia Jackson, Mary Ann Betenbaugh, and Taylor Pafford. All Adult Classes may elect one member to represent on this team. Toddler Time Coordinator: Andrea McAtee
Children’s Librarian: Linda Reardon
Membership Care Team: Mary Lide, Chair, Bereavement Committee: Janet Cotter, Gracious Goodness: Kathy Rogers; Good Samaritan Team member: Alisa Liggett, Membership Secretary: Laurely Nance
Spiritual Enrichment Team: Susan Boone, Chair; Prayer Ministries Coordinator: Susan Caskey; Small Groups: Jen Boone, Deborah Rowe; Candace Berry.
AGE-LEVEL AND FAMILY MINISTRIES COUNCIL – Lynn Shirley
Age Level Coordinators create a Council that plans for age appropriate activities including: Wednesday Night Suppers, Covered Dish, Youth Ministries; Young Adults; UMM; UM Women; Lunch Bunch; other programs.
Nursery Coordinator: Shelley Stafford Children’s Coordinator: Lish Jansen
Youth Coordinator: Joe Epting FAN Coordinator: Sylvia Stevens
Young Adult Coordinator: TBD
Adult Coordinator: Heidi Conte
Older Adult Coordinator: Elaine & Al Moses
Family Ministries Coordinator: Jennifer Jackson
Hospitality Coordinator: Mary Lide
CONNECTIONS Coordinator – Rick Rowe
Downtown (portions) and Missions Initiatives
Missions & Advocacy: Anne Sinclair, Chair; (Chair is a Rep to Connections): David Byrum, Jack Culclasure, Rick Hepfer, Betsy Lehman, Chip Williams, Beth Robinson, (Epworth Representative), Kathy Handel, Emily Caskey, Andrea McAtee, Patricio Aravena, Kay Ayers, Jean Kanes.
SOUP CELLAR GROUP (Chair is a Rep to Connections): David Jones, Chair; Penny Horton, Paul Brown, Rufus Rogers, Donna Bryan, Sara Threatt, Frances Grimes.
GOOD SAMARITAN COMMITTEE (Chair is a rep to Connections & Finance) Jamie Gerald (Chair), John Holladay, Jim Davis, Alisa Liggett, John Radford, Neal Foster, (Finance Chair), Business Manager, Senior Pastor.
Student Ministries Team: Emily and William Torres (Co-Chairs), Grant Gibbs, Tom Wall, Advisor; Alisa Liggett, Marshall Robinson.
ENGAGING NEW PEOPLE – Nancy Whittle
Hospitality & Connections (portions) &
Communications & Downtown (portions) Initiatives
Evangelism: Lee Haynes, (Chair), Shelley Stafford, Suzanne Joye, Patti Beerman, Erin Johnson, Cindy Waund.
Communications Committee: Emily Brown, Chair; (Rep to ENGAGING NEW PEOPLE) Keith Murphy, Thom Berry, Grant Jackson, Kathleen Lee.
New Worship Team: Interfaces with Pastor and Worship Team to provide new worship experiences in other settings: Jordan Harper, Chair; Tom Wall, Addy Lee, Chris Lee, Larry Hembree, Evelyn Middleton, Patricio Aravena, Emily Brown, Jonathan Jackson.
Downtown Connections: Under Development: Donna Bryan
The Vision is that the Coordinators of the Ministry Areas will meet with the Committee Chairs at the beginning of each quarter to review the goals of the church as established by Renewal 20/20 and determined by the Committee and Ministry Areas. This will provide opportunities for committees to collaborate on places where their ministries intersect. Some Committees may cross over into other Ministry Areas. Collaboration is an excellent way to move forward and to involve and include more people in the ministries of the congregation.
The Committees will send reports to the Ministry Area Coordinators and the Chair of Church Council. Before each Council meeting, but are not required to attend.
THE CHURCH COUNCIL IS AN OPEN MEETING SO THAT ANYONE CAN ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE.