Our church leadership consists of various committees, which are connected through the Church Council. These committees have been formed in order to better serve the church and its congregation. Please feel free to contact anyone in leadership or one of the chairpersons if you have questions or would like more information about a particular issue.
Church Council – Joe Wright, Chairperson
The purpose of the Church Council is to plan a program of nurture, outreach, and witness; implement the plan; provide an administrative infrastructure; align the plan with the mission of the church; evaluate the effectiveness of the plan; and act as the administrative agency of the charge conference.
The church council exists to create a strategic plan for our congregation. Therefore, its primary work is one of leadership rather than management.
Board of Trustees – David Ransom, Chairperson
The board of trustees is charged with the care and maintenance of all property. The committee is entrusted to see to the proper upkeep of God’s house as a way to honor God and to facilitate the ministry of the local church.
The primary purpose of the church building and facilities is to enable the vision and ministry for the congregation. Good stewardship, common sense, and prudence dictate that the church, parsonage, facilities, property, equipment, furnishings, and other physical property be well maintained. Our trustees strive to maintain a “well groomed” and attractive facility as a means to a more welcoming, safe, and hospitable environment. We honor God when we care for what has been entrusted to us.
Finance Committee – Joe Wright, Chairperson
The job of the committee on finance is to identify, perfect, and manage the finance system for the congregation. The finance system is the processes of raising, managing, and dispersing the finances so that the mission and vision of the congregation can be achieved.
A critical component of this ministry is recognition of the historic differences between Christian stewardship and funding ministry. Funding ministry, often called “fundraising,” consists of the varied tasks associated with gathering funds to enable ministry to take place. Underlying and supporting these tasks, however, is the conceptual discipline of stewardship. In our tradition, we understand ourselves as stewards who respond to our giftedness. It is this balance between the “what” (fundraising) and the “why” (stewardship) that is the genius of Wesleyan financial leadership.
Pastor-Parish Relations – Gary White, Chairperson
The “Pastor-Parish Relations Committee” (PPRC) is truly a Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) because the committee relates to all staff, both bishop-appointed and employed. The S/PPRC has some of the same functions as a personnel office or Human Resources department in other organizations.
The Nominations Committee is an essential part of the church. This committee gets together and prayerfully consider who should be on each of the other committees.
Grounds Committee – Sue Marks, Chairperson
The Grounds Committee is ministry of hospitality. This committee consists of a group of devoted individuals whose main purpose is to maintain the church’s grounds in order to present an inviting and welcoming place of worship and gathering.
Youth Leadership Council – Jane Lucey, Chairperson
The Youth Leadership Council meets to discuss and guide Mt. Olivet UMC’s youth group. They meet periodically to decide potential activities and other important issues concerning the future of our youth at the church.
Committee on Lay Leadership - Gary White, Chair.
The Committee on Lay Leadership oversees the identification and development of volunteer leadership at Mt. Olivet UMC. The Committee supports the care for the volunteers at Mt. Olivet by inviting, connecting, equipping, and sustaining volunteers for Christian service.
CURRENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
The Board of Trustees
Class of 2014 – Tim Reed, Chuck Hill
Class of 2015 – Fred Dougherty, Dave Ransom
Class of 2016 – Brenda Gittings, Mona Knollinger
Class of 2014 – Vicki Kane, Jolie Yuncke
Class of 2015 – Linda Reed, Sheri Mengeu
Class of 2016 – Joe Wright, Bronte Showalter
Pastor-Parish Relations Committee
Class of 2014 – Gary White, Penny Haynes
Class of 2015 – Joyce Caldwell, Lee Ann Delbert
Class of 2016 – Evelyn Roth, Connie Adams
Class of 2014 – Rhea Berisford, Janice Hill
Class of 2015 – Connie Adams, Kim Griffith
Class of 2016 – Jackie Yuncke, Gary Mengeu