Leadership Team meets on the third Sunday of the month, immediately after 10:00 am worship. All are welcome to attend these meetings.


The Leadership Team meets monthly and is responsible for the life and ministry of the church. It plans, implements, and advises on the various ministries of the church. It offers support and encouragement to the ministries as it seeks to fulfill the church’s vision. The following leaders are on the team: Trustee Chair, Treasurer, SPPRC Chair, Delegate to Annual Conference, Lay Leader, Finance Chair, Nominations, Mission, At-Large, and Recording Secretary. This team of leaders also comprises the Committees on Nominations and Leadership Development, Staff-Pastor-Parish Relations, and Finance.

Current leaders, listed in alphabetical order, are:

Gary Bonnewell, Leadership Team Chair & Lay Leader, Stakeholders; Melanie Cramer, Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Chair, Stakeholders; Russell Evett, Annual Conference Delegate; Peter Griffin, Finance Chair, Stakeholders; Lisa King, Recording Secretary (non-voting); Steve Loomis, Trustee/ Endowment Chair; Linda Rienerth, Treasurer; Melody Tanner, Senior Pastor/ Nominations Chair, Stakeholders; Lynn Tiedge, Mission Co-Chair; Steve Vegh, Mission Co-Chair; and G. Bill Whitehurst, At-Large.

* All (except the Recording Secretary) also serve as the members of Finance, Mission, Nominations, and Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committees.


Trustees and Endowment

Our church trustees meet biannually as Christian stewards of both the physical property of the congregation and gifts made to the congregation. In this manner, they ensure that the disciple-making ministries of the congregation are effective, and that local legal requirements related to the property are satisfied. They also award college scholarships to members who apply and meet the requirements.

Current leaders, listed in alphabetical order, are:

Margaret Belvin, Class of 2022; Kathy Bariteau, Class of 2020; Debbie Bonnewell, Class of 2020; Peter Griffin, Class of 2022; Steve Loomis – Chair, Class of 2021; Howard Martin, Class of 2021; Donna Nash, Class of 2021; Mark Rienerth, Class of 2020; Melody Tanner Senior Pastor; and G. Bill Whitehurst, Class of 2022.