Leadership2016Our Church Leadership

Our Church thrives because of the energy and style of the people who are a part of our leadership.  To the right is a photo from the 2016 Leadership Ordination and Installation service.  Listed below are a few of the people that make our church community special.

 

Up-to-date contact information for the individual leaders listed below can be found on page 2 of each issue of The Herald.  You can also contact the church office at 610-621-5770 or office@sprucc.org.

 

Contents:

     Pastor

     Staff

     Officers

     Leadership of the Five Major Committees & Sub-Committees

     Leadership of Other Committees

 

Resource Downloads:

     Committee Booklet

 

 

 Pastors

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Pastor & Teacher

The Rev. Dr. Benjamin D. Motz

The Rev. Dr. Benjamin D. Motz (Pastor Ben) is the Pastor and Teacher of our congregation.

In this role he is also the chairperson of the Spiritual Council, overseeing the Elders and spiritual life of the congregation.

 

 

 

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Pastor Emeritus

The Rev. George Miller

The Rev. George Miller served St. Paul's UCC as Pastor and Teacher from 1975-2002, and has been the Pastor Emeritus since 2002.

 


 

 

 

 

 

Staff

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Office Secretary

Terry Pastor

The friendly voice you hear when you call the church office is that of Terry Pastor, our Office Secretary.

 

 

 

 

 

Minister of Music, Choir Director, and Organist

Miriam Borkert

Miriam Borkert is a gifted church musician, and serves as our organist, pianist, choir director, and bell choir director.  Come and enjoy her music and that of the choirs on Sunday mornings and special services.

 

Photo coming soon.

 

 

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Financial Secretary

Terry Pastor

As of November 1, 2016 Terry Pastor will be the Financial Secretary.

The Financial Secretary keeps track of all the monies coming into the church, keeps records of individual giving, and sends out the quarterly and annual giving statements.

(Kathie Matthew was our Financial Secretary for January 1 through October 31, 2016).

 

 


Treasurer

Melissa Lichtenwalner

Melissa Lichtenwalner is the Treasurer of St. Paul's UCC as of November 1, 2016.

The Treasurer handles the monies leaving the church, maintains the checkbook and oversees the church's bank accounts, and serves as the Treasurer of the Endowment Fund.

(Kathie Matthew was our Treasurer for January 1 through October 31, 2016).

 

Photo coming soon.

 

 

 

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With all the events and activities taking place on site at St. Paul's UCC, we need the gifts of Harry Reazor to keep everything so wonderfully clean and maintained.

 

Photo coming soon.

 

 

 

Officers

The board of directors of St. Paul's UCC is called the "Consistory."  The word "Consistory" literally means "to stand with," as in to stand with one another.  The role of the Consistory is discern the leading of God's Holy Spirit in providing leadership of the church and its ministries.  The Consistory is the board over all the other committees and groups within the church.

 

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Consistory President

Terry Pastor

Terry Pastor is our Consistory President.  We are pleased to have her in this role.  As Consistory President she moderates the Consistory and Congregational meetings.

 

 

 

 

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Consistory Vice President

Mike Keffer

Mike Keffer is the acting Vice President of Consistory.  The Vice President functions in the role of President, when the President is absent.

The Vice President is also the chair of the Budget Committee.

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Consistory Secretary

Geri Gammel

As the Consistory Secretary, Geri takes and maintains the minutes of the Consistory and Congregational meetings.  Within the UCC, the Consistory Secretary also serves as the Clerk of the church.

 

 

 

 

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Head Elder

The Rev. Dr. Benjamin D. Motz

The Rev. Dr. Benjamin D. Motz, as the church's Pastor and Teacher, is the spiritual head of the church, and as such is the chairperson of the Spiritual Council.  The Spiritual Council is composed of the Elders who oversee the spiritual life of the congregation.

"The Elders are to be the advisers and counselors of the Minister in the Minister’s episcopal trust; they are to be to the Minister as hands and eyes, acting with the Minister and for the Minister, and representing the Minister’s presence throughout the congregation."

 

 

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Head Deacon

Steve Miller

The Deacons of the church provide support, encouragement, and oversight of some of the more physical, practical, and financial matters of the church.  The Deacons form the Stewardship Committee of the church.  The Head Deacon is a member of Consistory, who is appointed by the other Deacons to that position.

 

 

 

 

 

Head Trustee

 Dale Mentzer

The Head Trustee is a member of Consistory who serves as the vice chairperson of the Property Committee.  The Property Committee provides oversight of the church building, grounds, and parsonage.

 

 

 

 

 

Five Major Committees & their Sub-Committees

Chairpersons & Vice Chairpersons

 

Evangelism Committee

 

Evangelism Committee & Vision Committee

Chairperson

Robin Henning

Robin Henning is the chairperson of the Evangelism Committee, which is the committee that provides leadership in helping the members of the church connect others into a living relationship with our loving God.  This committee also provides leadership for helping visitors and others within our community feel warm and invited into the church.

The Evangelism Committee also functions as the "Vision Committee", which keeps us on track with our Five Year Growth Plan.

 

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Evangelism Committee

Vice Chairperson

Geri Gammel

The vice chairperson of the Evangelism Committee serves as chair when the chairperson is absent; and serves as the primary liaison between the Evangelism Committee and Consistory to help foster good communication and cooperation.

 

 

 
 

Evangelism Committee

Consistory Liaison

Vacant

As secondary liaison,  this person serves in the role of the back up communication link between Consistory and the Evangelism Committee when the Evangelism Committee chairperson is absent.

 

 

 

 

 

Worship Committee & Sub-Committees

 

Worship Committee

Chairperson

Claudette Mettin

Claudette serves as the chairperson of the Worship Committee, which provides support and oversight of the Minister of Music, organizes the lay leadership for worship services, provides support in planning worship with the Pastor, and organizes regular and special music programs.

 

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Worship Committee

Vice Chair

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This person serves as the vice chairperson of the Worship Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Worship Committee

Consistory Liaison

Lynelle Heimbach


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Decorating Committee

Chairperson

Liz Brunner

Liz serves as the chairperson of the Decorating Committee, which, in coordination with the Worship Committee, cares for, changes, and maintains the paraments (the altar cloth coverings), banners, flowers, and other decorations in the sanctuary.

The Decorating Committee is a subcommittee of the Worship Committee.

 

 

 

Christian Education Committee & Sub-Committees

 

Christian Education

Chairperson

Vacant

The Christian Education committee oversees the educational programs of the church including Bible studies, Sunday school classes, and Vacation Bible School.  It also oversees the Youth Group and our SafeConduct policies.

If you are interested in serving as Chairperson of the Christian Education Committee, please contact the Nominating Committee and/or Elsa Wertz.

As the Vice Chairperson of Christian Education, Elsa Wertz is the acting Chairperson until that position is filled.

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Christian Education

Vice Chairperson

Elsa Wertz

Elsa Wertz is the Vice Chair of the Christian Education Committee, and as such attends both the Consistory and Christian Education Committee meetings.

As the position of Christian Education Chairperson is currently vacant, Elsa is serving as the acting chairperson until that position is filled.

 

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Christian Education

Consistory Liaison

Denise Unger

Denise Unger is the Secondary Consistory Liaison for Christian Education.  The liaison helps the Christian Education Vice Chair facilitate good communication between the Consistory and Christian Education Committee, and as such attends both of those meetings.  The liaison assumes the role of Vice Chair when the Vice Chair is absent.

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SafeConduct Coordinator

Coordinator

Elsa Wertz

Denise Unger

Elsa Wertz and Denise Unger are our SafeConduct Coordinators.  They coordinates the policies, clearances, trainings, etc related to approving persons to work with youth and other vulnerable persons within our church.  For more information, contact them or the church office for the latest "SafeConduct & Youth Protection Policies" of St. Paul's UCC or go to our Safe Sanctuary web page.

 

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Mission, Fellowship, & Fund-raising Committee & Sub-Committees

 

Mission, Fellowship, & Fund-raising Committee

Chairperson

Vacant

Description coming soon

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mission, Fellowship, & Fund-raising Committee

Vice Chairperson

Georgianna Hildebrand

Description coming soon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mission, Fellowship, and Fund-raising Committee

Secondary Consistory Liaison

Steve Miller

Description coming soon

 

 

 

 

 

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21st Century Christian Women's Fellowship Group

Chairperson

Sue Hiester

The 21st Century Christian Women's Fellowship Group is a sub-committee of the Mission & Fellowship Committee.  The Women's Group organizes the women of the church for a variety of events and activities throughout the year. 

 

 

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Men's Fellowship Group

Chairperson

Mike Keffer

Mike serves as the chairperson of the "Men's Fellowship Group," which organizes a variety of events and activities within the church throughout the year.  The Men's Fellowship Group is a sub-committee of the Mission & Fellowship Committee.

 

 

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Senior Luncheon Group

Co-Chair

Barbara Blatt

Monthly many of our senior citizens gather for fellowship, lunch, and support of one another.  Barbara Blatt and Nancy Snyder serve as co-chairs of this group.

The Senior Luncheon Group is a sub-committee of the Mission & Fellowship Committee.

 

 

 

Senior Luncheon Group

Co-Chair

Nancy Snyder

Monthly many of our senior citizens gather for fellowship, lunch, and support of one another.  Barbara Blatt and Nancy Snyder serve as co-chairs of this group.

The Senior Luncheon Group is a sub-committee of the Mission & Fellowship Committee.

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Property Committee

 

Property Committee

Chairperson

Jon Henning

Jon serves as the chairperson of the Property Committee, which provides oversight of the church building, grounds, and parsonage.

 

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Property Committee

Vice Chair & Head Trustee

Dale mentzer

Dale serves as the vice chairperson of the Property Committee, which provides oversight of the church building, grounds, and parsonage.  As vice chair, Dale  is also the Head Trustee.

 

 

 

 

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Property Committee

Secondary Liaison

Mike Pastor

Mike serves as the secondary liaison of the Property Committee, which means that he serves on Consistory and facilitates communication between the Property Committee and the Consistory when the vice chair is absent.

 

 

 

 

Other Committees

 

Pastor-Parish Relations Committee

Chairperson

Barbara Orth

The Pastor-Parish Relations Committee (PPRC) endeavors to help maintain a healthy, long-term relationship between the Pastor and the church.  We have set up this committee in order to be proactive and intentional about having a positive, good, long-term relationship, and to help provide a resource for when tensions or conflicts may arise.  Barbara Orth is the current chairperson of the PPRC.  Elsa had been the chairperson of the Search Committee that introduced Pastor Ben to the congregation, and had faithfully served as the first chair of the PPRC.

Generally, one member of the PPRC also serves on Consistory, for communication between this committee and Consistory

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Nominating Committee

Chairperson

Terry Pastor

The Nominating Committee is composed of the Consistory Elders and Pastor.  The Nominating Committee offers nominations to the congregation at the Annual Congregational Meeting (generally held in December) for the congregation's vote.  The chairperson proposes the slate to the congregation.

Most of the positions on this page are filled by going through a process of being nominated by this committee and elected by the congregation.

 

 

 

 

Nominating Committee

Vice Chair

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The Vice Chair of the Nominating Committee assumes the chair's responsibilities in the absence of the chairperson.

 

 

 

 

 

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Budget Committee

Chairperson

Mike Keffer

The Budget Committee is chaired by the Vice President of Consistory and is composed of one member from each of the five major committees, as well as the Pastor, Treasurer, and Financial Secretary.

At the December Annual Congregational Meeting, the Budget Committee proposes the "Mission & Ministry Program" (i.e. Budget) to the congregation for their vote for the upcoming year.  Prior to the congregational meeting, the "Mission & Ministry Program" is proposed to Consistory for their approval.

 

 

 
 

Financial Advisory Committee

Chairperson

 

 

 

 

 

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Heidelberg Cemetery Board of Directors

St. Paul's UCC Representative

David Rohrbach

St. Paul's UCC has two seats on the Board of Directors of the Heidelberg Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

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Heidelberg Cemetery Board of Directors

St. Paul's UCC Representative

Michael Clay

St. Paul's UCC has two seats on the Board of Directors of the Heidelberg Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 
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