Church Council

The Church Council serves as the elected representatives of the congregation to provide leadership and to support the clergy and staff in the administrative and spiritual activities of the church.  The Church Council transacts the business of the congregation. Responsibilities of the Church Council include:

  • Meet regularly and maintain accurate records of proceedings and actions
  • Annually establish a quorum for congregational meetings based on an updated membership roster
  • Recommend an annual budget for adoption by the congregation and supervise the expenditures of all funds following adoption of the budget
  • Obtain congregational approval for non-budgeted expenditures exceeding $10,000
    Seek three bids for expenditures exceeding $3,500
  • Schedule and hold congregational meetings as needed to approve policies, procedures, or expenditures, or to address concerns of the Council or the congregation.
  • Schedule and hold an annual congregational meeting each January to recap the previous year and pass the gavel to the incoming Council president
  • Appoint an internal auditor or audit committee and/or secure an external audit as necessary
  • Create and oversee special and ad hoc committees
  • Ensure that the church has an overall sense of its purpose and mission
  • Engage in strategic planning that accomplishes the purpose and mission of the church
  • Review and evaluate church activities to ensure consistency with the mission andpurpose of the church
  • Formulate, adopt, and implement policies and procedures necessary to carry out the mission and operation of Central Church consistent with its Constitution and Bylaws
  • Establish a Search and Call Committee for the purpose of identifying candidates to fill a pastoral vacancy
  • Recommend to the congregation a final candidate for a pastoral vacancy
  • Recommend to the congregation the termination of a pastoral relationship
  • Approve the hiring of all non-clergy staff

The Church Council is composed of these elected officials and chairs of the ministries

Worship & Music:
Faith Formation:
Mission & Outreach:
Congregational Life:
Property Management:
Human Resources:

Duane Muck
Larry Long
Matt Kujath
Joyce Mutert
Josh Mullins

Nelda Lay
Faye Rinaldi
 Harry Kujath
Karen Howser
Alan Bagnull
David Kohler
Patti Schmutzler

* The Past-President serves as the Election Official
* The Treasurer serves as Chair of the Finance Ministry

Church Council meetings are on the the third Thursday

of every month at 7:00 P.M. in the church library

(temporarily relocated to the Friendship Room for social distancing concerns)