Structure of Calvary Baptist Church
Calvary’s Church Council has the responsibility of “governing and guiding” the congregation. The Church Council directs the activities of the church in accordance with its purpose, polity, doctrines, and decisions. The Church Council is responsible for the ministries, programs, properties, finances and business transactions of the church. Within the Church Council there are two groups -Trustees and Program Directors. These groups meet separately to carry out their specific responsibilities in addition to meeting as one to encourage cohesiveness and open communication.
The Trustees include:
- Trustee of Finance/Treasurer - Helen Ross
- Trustee of Buildings & Grounds - Dave Glenn
- Trustee of Stewardship/Financial Secretary - Ann Ray
- Trustees at Large - (2-3)
- Terry Dunkin
- Rudraksha Jhaveri
The Program Directors include:
- Director of Education-Children & Youth -Susan Edwards (Chair)
- Director of Education- Adult
- Director of Evangelism & Missions - Brenda Rann
- Director of Worship - Kathy Wright
- Director of Communication - Wendy Wallace
- Director of Church & Family Life
The Trustees and Program Directors each have an elected chairperson. For specific duties of each Trustee and Program Director please refer to the Church Bylaws. Our Church Moderator is Fred Ray and his responsibilities include presiding over meetings and overseeing the temporal administration of the church. Our Church Clerk is Ann Coughlin and she is entrusted with all minutes and church records.
Calvary’s Executive Council is made up of the Church Moderator, the Church Clerk, an elected chairperson from the Trustees and Program Directors and the Pastor. The primary role of the Executive Council is to collaborate with all ministries of the church in planning and implementation and “oversee” emergency situations that may arise. More details are found in the Bylaws.
Lastly but very importantly, the Deacon Ministry is responsible (in accordance and conjunction with the Pastor) for the Ministry of Pastoral Care. Deacons are chosen to support the Pastor in the intentional care of the individual people of the church. Again , refer to the Church Bylaws for details.
Calvary’s Deacons include :
- Paul Akaolisa
- Phyllis Cooper
- Cheryl Dunkin
- Tammy Geelhaar
- Nancy Medinger (Chair)