In the Lutheran Church (ELCA), the Congregation Council is the group of lay members elected by their fellow parishioners to serve with the Pastor as the leadership and governing body of the Church. Through monthly and other special meetings, the Pastor and Congregation Council are responsible to set and oversee the vision of ministry for the Church, and to conduct the business of the Church as required by Canon or civil law. All committees, commissions, or other church groups and their ministries come under the oversight of the Church Council.
Congregation Council members are expected to…

  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings of the Church Council (the 3rd Wednesday of every month)
  • Pray daily for the church and its ministry
  • Support and encourage the Pastor and Staff
  • Maintain responsible communication (which excludes gossip or hearsay) with the congregation
  • Participate in special events and gatherings of the parish as best as possible
  • Serve on one of the committees of the Church Council
  • Be a pledging member of the parish
  • As much as possible, be a visible participant in regular worship of the parish



President, Pedro Rivas

Vice President, Lloyd Waitschies / Liaison Property

Secretary, Robbin Mosier

Treasurer, Kay Winnett


Executive Committee

Members: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Pastor


Chair: Mary Lou Waitschies

Parish Life

Chair: Kirsten Hughes


Chair: Cynthia Mays


Chair: Chuck Long

Rules and Procedures

Chair: Pedro Rivas


Chair: Susan Crocker and Jean Rivas

Worship Planning

Chair: Robbin Mosier