Accountable Leadership Board
In 2016, SPUMC moved to the Accountable Leadership Board model, in which the former Church Council became the Leadership Board of approximately 12 persons. This is a streamlined model of ministry that allows the Leadership Board, along with the pastor and program staff to give oversight, direction and purpose to the programs and ministries of the church.
The Leadership Board coordinates the functions of several of our committees with the intention of reducing the number of meetings needed to conduct the administrative business of the church. The hands-on ministry is done by “teams” whose responsibilities will be to do ministry, such as the Staff Parish Relations Team, Stewardship Team, Outreach Team, Trustees Team, Children’s Ministry Team, Reconciling Team, Safe Sanctuaries Team, and Scholarship Team. This leadership model holds the mission of the church as primary and puts larger numbers of people in ministry.
Members of the Leadership Board are to be intentionally growing in faith, as well as setting an example for the congregation. There is time allotted at each Leadership Board meeting for spiritual formation before getting into the business of the Board.
In addition to all our faithful volunteers serving in ministry at SPUMC, the members of the Leadership Board include:
Chair: Jack Malone
Secretary: Cheri Hiller
Lay Members to Annual Conference: Connie Meyer, Mike Vavrus
Finance/Stewardship: Sarah Bolen
Trustees: Co-Chairs Judy Krebs, Janine Punzel
SPRC: Pat Flaherty
Associate Pastor of Faith Formation (Children, Youth and Young Adults): Claire Douglass
Outreach: Pat Harrington
Scholarship: Terry Twedell
At Large Members
Christy Stover, Cheri Hiller, Christie Tubbs, Paul Esser, Dee Heller
Lead Pastor: Jenny Arneson
Director of Caring Ministries: Brad Mather
Director of Connecting Ministries: Deb Mulhern
Associate Pastor of Faith Formation: Claire Douglass
Director of Technology and Online Communications: Amanda Hinthorn
Administrative Assistant: Abby Hawkinson
Financial Secretary: Sarah Bolen
Treasurer: Lisa Wink
Leadership Board 2023
Front Row (L-R): Jack Malone, Sarah Bolen, Patricia Harrington, Christy Tubbs, Judy Krebs
Back Row (L-R): Cheri Hiller, Terry Twedell, Pastor Jenny Arneson, Lisa Wink , Pat Flaherty
Not pictured: Dee Heller, Paul Esser
Annual Church Conference – December 2023
If you would like a church conference paper booklet from 2023, please reach out to the church office.