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Serve in an advisory capacity to the Pastor. Responsible for strategic planning and implementation to fulfill the parish mission. Establishes effective structures and policies for the parish.
Each Ministry Council is comprised of six parish leaders and one staff liaison. These Ministry Councils, are charged with implementing the vision and goals of the parish for their respective area of ministry. They will be the link between the work of the various committees under their purview and the Parish Council.
The Parish Council, includes a representative from each of the six Ministry Councils plus three at-large members, the Pastor, Trustees and Parish Director. The Parish Council is charged with providing strategic direction and leadership for the parish including oversight of the annual planning process.
All parish ministries, through their respective Ministry Council, will be guided by the same set of mission, values and goals. Additionally their plans and needs are shared with all parish leadership at the monthly Leadership Night meeting where members of the six Ministry Councils and the Parish Council gather for a meal, hear insights from Fr. Paul on the state and future of the parish, and share cross-ministry information before attending their own meetings. This consolidation of meetings into one night is intended to create a leadership culture centered on transparent, predictable communication and a longer-term, more visionary look at the parish.
There is an annual Discernment Night every fall where all parishioners are invited to participate for three year terms.