2017-2018 CHURCH COUNCIL

Connie Brachtenbach – Moderator
Scott Tetrick – Vice Moderator
Lisa Mason – Secretary
Michael Gemm – Treasurer
Lynne Stefonik – Council Member for Fellowship
John Beavers – Council Member for Education
Chris Reimer – Council Member for Worship
Alyce Morgan – Council Member for Outreach


Purpose of the First Congregational Church Council:
To prayerfully and thoughtfully interpret and enact the Church’s mission, vision and values, and to provide leadership and strategic direction. To safeguard the assets of FCC and to ensure adequate resources (human, spiritual, financial, and property) to carry out FCC’s mission. To support, direct, and partner with leadership staff.To be ambassadors to the community on behalf of FCC.

LEADERSHIP CULTIVATION COMMITTEE

The purpose of the Leadership Cultivation Committee (LCC) is to recruit and present to the Congregation at the Annual Meeting the most qualified candidates to fill vacancies on the Church Council. The LCC strives to match the passions and gifts of members with open positions, enabling the work of the church to set the table for all who hunger and thirst.


The Leadership Cultivation Committee is energized by the talent in our congregation and we look forward to finding out what passions and vision you would like to bring to a leadership role in our church.


For more information, please contact Jessica Gemm Chair of the Leadership Cultivation Committee (LCC).


Leadership Cultivation Committee members:

Jessica Gemm

Tom Francis

Nancy Henjum

Gloria Latimer

Lee Lehmkuhl

Jill Cameron

Alison Gerbig

Get Involved!

In addition to cultivating leadership gifts, we are also actively looking to match the passions and gifts of FCUCC members with key leadership positions on our Church Council. 


These are the upcoming Council positions (starting in late January 2018):


• Council Member for Outreach
This Council member oversees FCUCC’s connections to and support of the wider community, primarily through Mission Giving and Outreach and Justice and Peace Ministry. Having an understanding of the needs of the greater Colorado Springs community and a passion for living out Jesus’ teachings are two qualities that would be helpful in taking on this role.

• Council Member for Worship and Spiritual Life
This Council member partners with the Director of Music and Arts to plan and support the range of worship offerings on Sundays, as well as the development of spiritual life programming outside of Sundays. Some understanding of liturgy and experience building sustainable programs are preferences for this role.

• Secretary of the Council
The Secretary supports the work of the Council by recording and reporting on its meetings to the congregation and liaising with key groups such as Risk Reduction and Response Training, HR Committee, and LCC. Key qualities to thrive in this role include a love of being behind the scenes and finding true joy in the details! 

Additionally, the Leadership Cultivation Committee is also open to applications from those interested in joining LCC: 


• Members for the Leadership Cultivation Committee
LCC members bring a diversity of perspectives and involvement to building leadership in our church from ‘connectors’ who love meeting and getting to know people, to those who are great at discerning people’s strengths and potential, to those who just care about building leadership abilities within FCC.


In addition to self-nominations, we welcome referrals of others you believe would bring positive impact for these or future openings. Through conversations and interviews, LCC will identify the roster of candidates to present to the Congregation in the January Communicator for information at the annual meeting for a vote. 


The Leadership Cultivation Committee is energized by the talent in our congregation, and we look forward to finding out what passions and vision you would like to bring to a leadership role in our church. For more information, please e-mail or call Jessica Gemm (jess.robinson@gmail.com, 617.335.5040), Chair of the Leadership Cultivation Committee, or reach out to any LCC member.


If this interests you, we invite you to either talk with a member of the LCC for more information complete the Statement of Interest form (link below). 


Statement of Interest