Consistory

Consistory
Pastor and President:
Reverend Robert W. Fretz
Vice President:
Neal Strohmeyer, Elder
Treasurer:
Debra Davis, Deacon
Clerk:
Nancy Peet, Elder
Office
Neal Strohmeyer Elder
Barbara Hendricks Elder
Curtis Baer Elder
Nancy Peet Elder
Lori Geiger Deacon
Curtis Baer Deacon
Debra Davis Deacon
Ken Parmelee  Deacon
Board of Cemetery Cemetery Ken Conklin Superintendent
John Seibert Director of Operations
Neal Strohmeyer Deacon
Dave Snyder Greater Consistory
Committee Charters

Worship: Organize weekly worship and special services scheduling. Create and publish appropriate assignment lists – ushers, nursery care, flowers, Communion servers, etc. Inventory and order needed supplies.
Music: Plan and review music program for adults and children. Work with organist and other music staff/volunteers.
Liturgy: Work with Pastor on lectionary planning, holiday schedules, and lay participation – readers, special presentations, etc.
Church Life: Develop and review ongoing programs (fellowship and social) and procedures (home & hospital visitation, prayer circle, phone chain, etc.) which provide personal and faith building support for members and friends of the congregation.
Communications: Develop and support internal (Newsletter, bulletin, mailings) and community based communication networks (press, radio, public access TV).
Outreach/Benevolence: Identify opportunities in the life of the church which meet the needs of prospective members. Develop teams for follow up and integration of new members into church life.

Sunday School: Plan, recruit, and manage Sunday School Program for Pre School through 12th Grade. This includes curriculum development, parent programs, and Confirmation/Catechism Classes.
Youth Fellowship: Plan, recruit and manage Youth Programs for ages 8 to 18. Develop selected events for post high and young adults.
Adult Education: Plan, Recruit, and manage Bible Study, Discussion Groups, and Small Group Programs.
Finance: Budget, Pledging, and Fund Development (investments, bequests, estate planning, and endowments.)
Property/Grounds: Current building maintenance, equipment, and capital project management.
Personnel: Lead planning and recruitment for Church personnel needs, including:

For Consistory:
Chair annual nominations committee for Consistory.
Recruit Consistory members to replace outgoing Elders and Deacons
Review and assist in committee member recruitment

For Church Operations:
Review personnel needs of staff and current requirements of supervising or reviewing associations (American Guild of Organists, Classis of Greater Palisades, Department of Labor, IRS, etc.)
Remain current and in compliance with employment labor laws and regulations
Coordinate staff compensation reviews and adjustments
Organize special recognition events for staff

Consistory Boards
Board of Elders: Works with Membership Committee and fulfills BCO guidelines.
Board of Deacons: Benevolence, Mission, and Emergency Care Planning and funding.
Board of Cemetery: Responsible for Policy, Fees, and Property Management.