ALDERSGATE’S LEADERSHIP TEAM
In June 2017, Aldersgate adopted a new model of leadership, with 13 lay leaders together doing the work of leading the church. In the past, there were numerous committees and councils, and it was both difficult andtime-consuming to gather everyone for all the meetings that model required.
Members of the Leadership Team
July 2021 ~ June 2022
Paul Amos Lay Leader
Terri Phillips Team Record & Treasurer
Cecilia Beck Staff Parish Relations Committee Lead
Hank Henderson Trustees Lead
Ed Little Finance Lead and United Methodist Men Representative
Shari Van Buren Spiritual Formation Co-Lead
Susan Kane Spiritual Formation Co-Lead
John Driscoll Connections Co-Lead
Christine McElwain Connections Co-Lead
Sarah Lynn Mertins Mission Co-Lead
Julie Pfister Mission Co-Lead
Caryn Souza Worship Lead
Karen Latta United Methodist Women Representative
Rachel Franks Davis Young Adult Representative
Patricia Barron Community Engagement Lead
Debbia Farson Strategic Planning Lead
Joel Simpson, Jack Sutton, Chloe Bratten, Sofia Bryant Youth Representatives
Randy Orndorff Lead Pastor
Jon Poarch Pastor
Nominations and Leadership Development
Members of the Leadership Team are to be spiritually mature Christ-followers who are passionate about the mission and vision of Aldersgate and spiritually gifted and called to be part of this team. The Leadership Team will consist of 15 lay members serving in three rotating classes. The Lead Pastor, appointed Associate Pastor(s), Director of Communications, and Administrative Assistant are permanent ex-officio members of the Leadership Team.
The lay members of the Leadership Team are nominated by the Nominations Committee for election at a Charge Conference held in June, with their terms beginning on July 1. Persons who discern that they may be called by God to serve on the Leadership Team will complete a Profile Application and Spiritual Gifts Inventory and may be interviewed by the existing Leadership Team members as part of the discernment and nominating process.
Meetings of the Leadership Team
The Leadership Team is scheduled to meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM, although sometimes circumstances require the meeting to be rescheduled or postponed. Meeting dates and times are announced to the congregation at least one week before the meeting.
To contact a Leadership Team Member,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org