Immanuel's leadership structure consists of a Church Board, four administrative teams and multiple ministry task teams.
For a list of current leaders and ministry teams click here:
The following Administrative Teams are responsible for general governance of the church, and the management of church property, finances, staff parish relations and lay leadership development.
The Church Board is responsible for visioning and oversight of the implementation of the vision as well as general governance in cooperation with the Senior Pastor. The board's membership consists of the Board Leader, Senior Pastor, Lay Leader; and the leaders of the the following teams: Finance, Trustees, Staff Parish Relations; as well as the Church Administrator, Treasurer, and Ministry Task Team representatives from Multi-Site Ministries, Missions, Youth, Children & Family, Worship & Music, and Discipleship.
The Finance Team develops and administers a coordinated plan to adequately fund the ministries of Immanuel and to assure the financial health of the church. This team is responsible for the financial stewardship of Immanuel and encouraging all members to be tithers or working toward a tithe. They also provide fiscal and administrative policies and procedures for the church.
Staff Parish Relations Team
This team acts as liaison to the staff, clergy and the congregation. The team reflects biblically on the role and work of our pastors and staff as they carry out their responsibilities. The team also works to ensure that Immanuel is a fulfilling place to work.
The Board of Trustees is charged with the care and maintenance of all church property. They hold title (in trust) to property, buildings and equipment. They are also responsible for receiving all designated gifts and bequests and assuring that the funds are used for their designated purpose.
Lay Leadership Team
The Lay Leadership Team oversees the identification and development of volunteer leaders at Immanuel. Working with the staff of Immanuel they are responsible for connecting, equipping and sustaining volunteers for Christian service.
Essential Values for membership on Administrative Teams
- Full Members (by profession of faith & baptism)*
- Accept goal of Tithing to church and is making deliberate progress toward goal (God commands us to offer, not equal gifts, but equal sacrifice, as we serve Him)
- Regular Worship Attendance
- Commitment to personal spiritual growth - e.g. regular time in the Word and Prayer; growth groups
- Commitment to sharing faith and serving others
* The UM Book of Discipline allows for non-members to be members of the Trustees.