a compassionate people, seeking, serving, sharing, discovering the love of Jesus, together.

 Coloma United Methodist Church

Who is on the Church Council?  Good Question!

Community  Liason:  Leon Burke

Finance:  Jackie Forrester

SPRC:  Gail Kuelbs, Debbie Cowgill, Joe Brookshire

Trustee:  Rod Kreiger, Davonne Trosper

Lay Delegate to Annual Conference:  Tiffany

​At Large:  Barb Ramsey-Smith

Chair/Lay Leader:  Jeff Philips

Pastor:  Ron Van Lente                                   

updated November 2018, effective January 1, 2018.

​​​When will the Church Council meet next?

The next Meeting of the whole Council is scheduled to be held April 15, 2018, at 12:30pm.  They will be reviewing the past year and refining strategies to accomplish this year's goals.  Using "Feeding Body and Soul" as a guiding principle, the council will be finalizing guidelines to further expand our ministries to people who are in need "in body and soul" through out the coming year.  The newest strategy we have to connect with non-churched people this year will be through Church Street Market, the farm and artisan market that begins here on May 12th.  What an opportunity this will be to greet and welcome people new to our church and community.

The council works through prayer and considerate discussion to advancing God's work through the CUMC.  If you have comments, congratulations, or concerns that you feel the council should hear, please talk with one or more of the council members listed.  Your input is welcome, appreciated, and valuable as we consider the present and future of CUMC.   

​​Administrative Model 2016-2018

On November 19, 2017, the council met to introduce new members, to thank outgoing members for their service, and to review current status of ongoing concerns.  Jeff Philips is the new lay leader and council charge for beginning with the 2018 year. Pam Walker is grateful for the support she received and the experience of acting as council chair during its initiatory years.  Michael Gearhart will also be missed, but is to be congratulated on the career and life changes he is making.

Administrative Model 2016-2018

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Implementation and Overview 

October 18, 2015 Annual Church Charge Conference with District Superintendent John Boley. This meeting, as always, was open to all church attendees, and held in the sanctuary of Coloma United Methodist Church.  Budgets, leadership nominations, appointments, and implementation of a new church governance model were approved and announced.  Copies of the report from the meeting were made available in the church office and in the narthex/gathering area.  

A graphic organizational chart has been included within that report to help explain the interworkings of council, missions and ministry team, operations, facilities team, and all other groups operating within the structure of the church.

Implementation of this administrative model began December 2015.  The first meeting of the members of the church council was held December 7th, and has been followed by quarterly meetings of the council since that time.  Town Halls have been held periodically since the first Town Hall on December 14, 2015, to present the work of the Council to the congregation, and allow for questions and discussion.

Council members have met and will meet on a roughly quarterly basis to review current status and plan future ministry goals.