Councils & Teams
Church Council and Ministry Teams
INVITE Ministry Team
Ellie Tiedemann, Jennifer Conroy, Lois Hesford (Council Rep), Jennifer Albarado, and Julie Maxwell
In our desire to share the Gospel with all in our community and in the world, we are committed to stimulating evangelistic efforts in all dimensions of the life of the church and equipping all of our members in their work of spreading God’s love. Evangelism, outreach, and hospitality are some of our primary concerns.
ENCOURAGE Ministry Team
Calli Ekblad, Darlene Schade, Sam Johnson, Judy Will, Nancy Risberg, Amy Gadient and Linda Kuyath (Council Rep).
God so loved the world, and so should we. We will spread the Gospel by personal contacts and through existing ministries, increasing our commitment to social action, social education and social services. This is the connecting arm to the church at large (ELCA) and other benevolence programs supported by St. Paul’s.
STUDY Ministry Team
Amanda Gernentz (Council Rep), Tom Brase, Kathy Cordes, and Emily Thoms.
Plan and administer a comprehensive program of Christian education for the entire congregation in order to promote growth in understanding of what scripture teaches concerning living out our faith.
GIVE Ministry Team
John Hesford (Council Rep)
We were created in the image of a good and generous God. We will, therefore, strive to develop the practice of Christian stewardship among the members of St. Paul’s by nurturing the desire to respond to Christ’s call to give of our time, talents and treasure for the sake of the Kingdom of God.
WORSHIP Ministry Team
LouAnne Gaalaas(Council Rep), Zashasta Burton, Sally Haase, Bonnie Koester, Sue Wallin, and Lois Hughes.
Ensure opportunities for rich and meaningful worship experiences. Special music, varied liturgies, current technologies, occasional services, and decorations in seasonal settings are some of our worship considerations.
SERVE Ministry Team
Dennis Cordes (Council Rep), Braham Gadient, Todd Kuyath, and Al Risberg. Auxiliary members: Jason Luhman and Brent Maxwell.
The beautiful building and grounds of St. Paul’s exist only to provide a place for members and guests to grow in their faith and discipleship. We will oversee our property resources by providing adequate and proper safeguards of physical assets, monitor building operations and support the maintenance of our building, grounds and facilities.
YOUTH Ministry Team
Responsible for appropriate nurture and support for St. Paul’s youth and their families. This includes an overall attempt to help youth grow in providing, sharing, and receiving ministry, inside and outside of the congregation.