Moderator - Mike Vortherms
Assistant Moderator - Open
Clerk - Nancy Carlson
Treasurer - Tom Voorhees
Financial Secretary - Jennifer Aldag
Assistant Financial Secretary - Carolyn Wheeland
Council Members-at-Large - Matt Smith & Bob Mealey
BOARDS & COMMITTEES
Supervises and directs the educational work of the church. This includes programs for every age group, children through adults. The Board is responsible for recruitment, training and performance of other Christian Education leaders and teachers. They also co-sponsor the summer Face to Face Camp with Hartford's Immanuel Congregational Church, UCC.
Chairperson: Karen Mealey
Monitors mission giving in regard to amount and appropriate spending in the agencies. They provide education about ongoing mission work and relevant social concerns to empower church members to explore their personal mandate for mission. Hands on social action opportunities with soup kitchens, holiday giving, etc. is available.
Chairperson: Linda Blase
Cooperates with the Pastors in ministering to the spiritual needs of the congregation and community. They assist with communion and baptisms and aid in decisions and responsibilities connected with the religious life of the church.
Chairpersons: Noreen Buss & Bret Lefevre
Responsible to the Board of Deacons. With the Music Director and Organist, they plan and provide music for all Sunday and special services. They support the Avon Ecumenical Choir and seek special music to add diversity to our programs. They oversee the Junior Choir and arrange for the maintenance of the pianos and organ. They screen new candidates for open music staff positions.
Chairperson: Janet Kochanowski
Music Director: Kenneth Craig
Organist: Bruce Henley
Responsible for organizing and conducting the annual pledge drive for funds used to meet the operating budget. Main activities are in the fall and winter months; the balance of the year is spent monitoring pledge receipts and soliciting new member pledges.
Responsible for the investment of funds other than endowment funds, and overseeing the handling of all business transactions of the church.
Chairperson: Mike Vortherms
Responsible for the care and maintenance of all buildings, grounds and property belonging to the church.
Chairperson: Harald Bender
Maintains an open relationship between the ordained minister, other staff and the members of the congregation. This committee helps the pastor and members of the church share ideas, hopes, dreams and interpretations of mission. It informs the pastor of thoughts of the church members and gives a framework for dealing with conflict creatively.
Chairperson: John Carlson
Adult Fellowship Committee
Plans, recruits assistance for and staffs several social events per year to increase the sense of Christian fellowship and friendship within the church community. Events include adults-only times (the Surf n Turf Dinner and the Golf Tournament, for example) and family events (Christmas Caroling, Children's Day picnic, etc.). Works in conjunction with the Board of Membership and Outreach.
Board of Membership and Community
Focuses on the Church Community the organization and coordination of members into neighborhoods, hospitality (including receptions and coffee hour), pastoral partners, wellness, church history, golf league, adult fellowship, the nurture of new members.
Chairpersons: Nancy Nation (Co-chair) and Janet Kochanowski (Co-chair)
Committee of Endowed Management and Memorial Giving
Maintains a program to encourage and help direct church members and friends in giving gifts to specific memorials and endowments within our church. They acknowledge and purchase gifts and keep records and an inventory. They educate parishioners about planned giving through workshops, seminars and personal contact.
Chairperson: Mike Vortherms
Responsible for Sunday morning flowers, the Advent Workshop and decorating the church for Christmas, Easter flowers, and seasonal plantings and door decorations. They work under the direction of the Board of Deacons.
Chairperson: Mary Ellen Voorhees
Charged with the responsibility of organizing, maintaining and updating the files containing photos, artifacts, printed material and records of the church.
Chairperson: Wick Mallory
Long-Range Planning Committee
Prepares and periodically reviews and updates a comprehensive plan for the church based on input from the congregation. They translate the plan into specific goals and objectives and encourage implementation of the long-range plan by staff, boards and committees.
Chairperson: Mike Vortherms & Dave Woodworth
Responsible for recruiting candidates to fill position vacancies, preparing and reviewing staff job descriptions, establishing and administering staff performance appraisals, and recommending action on staff salaries and benefits to the Church Council.
Chairperson: Ruthie Foster
The Reception Committee
Responsible for planning receptions for funerals and special church events. They recruit bakers and workers, purchase needed supplies, and staff the event.
Chairperson: Brenda Transue
Safe Church Committee
Responsible to ensure a safe environment at WACC in which children, young people and adults can learn about and experience God's love.
Chairperson: Becky Vortherms