Saint Gerald

Saint Gerald Pastoral Council

Do you have a love for Christ and desire to help St. Gerald achieve its vision of Encountering Jesus, Making Disciples, Transforming Lives? The Pastoral Council has an opening that could fulfill that for you.

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The Pastoral Council's purpose and responsibilities include:
  • Provide advice and consultation to the Pastor, who has decision-making responsibility and accountability to the Archbishop and to the Parish.
  • Act as a planning body that provides vision and direction for the mission of the parish.
  • Cooperate with the administration (Pastor and parish staff) in providing leadership for the parish.
  • Cooperate with the Finance Council relating to fiscal issues of the parish.
  • Direct and collaborate with other ministries and groups in the parish.
  • Assure due process for both parishioners and pastor in serious matters of the parish.
  • Collaborate with other parishes, the deanery, and the Archdiocese in forums when applicable.
Some qualifications that we are looking for:
  • In good standing with the Catholic Church
  • Have an active prayer life and relationship with Jesus
  • Have done or are willing to do the Strength Finders assessment by Gallup and provide their top 5 strengths. (Assessment takes 30 minutes)
  • Have participated in ALPHA or are willing to do so
  • Have read or are willing to read the book, Divine Renovation, by Fr. James Mallon (A copy can be provided)
  • Availability for a monthly Pastoral Council meeting, currently meeting on a Saturday morning
The Pastoral Council will prayerfully evaluate all applications and interview candidates. Pastoral Council Members are selected based upon current needs for balancing the unique strengths of the individuals on the Council.

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About the Pastoral Council

Our parish vision statement is Encountering Jesus - Making Disciples - Transforming Lives. The vision brings into focus the role of our community and each one of us, individually, as members of the Body of Christ to grow in our own relationship with Jesus and mature as disciples, to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, and to proclaim God's saving love and mercy to those who do not know him.

The purpose of the Pastoral Council is to help with long-term strategic planning. They also serve as an advisory body to our Pastor and the Servant Leadership Team (SLT), as we make important decisions that will impact the whole parish.

Current Pastoral Council Members

Fr. Mark Nolte
Rob Thornhill
Molly Diamond
Chris Sommers
Steve Hruby
LuAnn Anglo
Dan Buck
Sean Stevens
Teresa Zamora

Servant Leadership Team in attendance at pastoral council meetings:
Fr. Marcus Knecht
Jean Thompson
Jenny Wiswell

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