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 Coloma United Methodist Church

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Who is on the Church Council?  Good Question!

Community  Liason:  Leon Burke, Jeff Philips

Finance:  Jackie Forrester, Michael Gearhart

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:  Pam Walker

Pastor:  Ron Van Lente

​​​When will the Church Council meet next?

During August and September sub committees of the council are meeting to prepare for the annual charge conference with the District Superintendent.  Their findings and reports will be discussed in the next Council Meeting of the whole Council (scheduled to be held 9:30 September 30, in the CUMC Fellowship Hall.   Members are asked to please bring-a-dish-to-pass lunch.  Through prayer, earnest discussion, and laughter, council members will continue to work advancing God's work through the CUMC.  


Information concerning work of the church council will be shared at a Town Hall at noon on October 15th and all are invited to attend.  Reports for the District Superintendent and the church will be made available at theannual charge conference October 18th when the entire church is asked to be present (council at 4:30, church at 5:00).


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 2016-2017

Implementation and Overview of Past Meetings

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.

Administrative Model 2016-2017