Accountable Leadership Board

2024 Board Members

Alison Manwiller - Board Chair

John Dykema

Leah Gaworek - Finance Chair,  Lay Leader, Lay Member of Annual Conference

Kathy Hardtke

John Ireland - Trustees Chair

Shelly Jorgensen
David Kalas - Pastor

Sam MacDonald

Sandy Meyer

Connie Mortonson

Kathy Nelson

Judy Patefield - SPRC Chair

Julie Van Klooster
When there is a property matter, the entire Leadership Board functions as a Board of Trustees. And when there is a financial matter, the entire Leadership Board functions as a Finance Committee. Similarly, the entire Leadership Board functions as the SPRC to address matters of personnel.

Within the Board, we designate individuals to specific areas of immediate oversight and expertise in order to guarantee that all the business of the church is properly cared for. Ongoing financial administration is the responsibility of the Pastor and staff.

A Nominations Committee, that functions outside the Leadership Board, works to identify new board members as is needed.


Board communications will be shared with the church family membership via regular email means and regular church newsletters.  In addition, the church family is encouraged to direct individual questions to any of the Board members.