The leadership at St. Paul United Methodist Church is comprised of the teams listed below. All meetings are open for anyone to attend except the Staff Parish Team since they discuss confidential information.

St. Paul UMC is committed to use the word “team” in place of the word “committee” when defining the leadership of the church.

As defined in the business dictionary: A committee is a group, appointed for investigation, analysis or resolution. A team is a set of people with complementary skills required to complete a task, job or project. So what does that mean?

A team will work together to find solutions, do ministry and keep the mission of the church alive. A committee decides on what the solution is and enlists others to complete the task.


Leadership Teams

Church Council-This team is the overall legislative body of St. Paul UMC that makes decisions on behalf of the church body.

Board of Trustees-This team is the manager of the “corporation”. They handle assets owned by the church including, facilities, vehicles, endowments, trusts, etc.The Board meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in Room 248 of the Christian Life Enrichment Center.

Staff Parish Team-this team is the employer of the church. They handle matters of employee relations, future hiring as well as consult with the Bishop for pastoral leadership.

Finance Team-this team handles all financial matters of the church including overseeing the budget, and raising funds to meet the church’s expected needs. This team meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in Room 248 of the Christian Life Enrichment Center.

Lay Leadership Team-this team works closely with the Pastors to select talented individuals who will use their God given gifts to serve the church and its congregation.



Leadership Resources

The goal is for all of us to lead well in our areas and to keep our eye on the prize which is get there and to lead others there requires us to continue the process of transformation into a 21st Century Christian Church. Here is a wonderful resource to consider.

Leading Ideas from Lewis Center for Church Leadership