Committees & Teams
We would love for you to get involved in Community life! You can do so in a variety of ways. Take a look at the teams and committees that make Community buzz. Have an ministry that you don’t see but want to start? Email
The leadership team of CUMC who oversees the mission and ministry of the church. It is comprised of the pastor, Administrative Council Chair and the chairs/leads of all standing committees and teams.
Chair: Rod Hebrink
Vice Chair: Jacque Gordon
Staff/Parish Relations Committee
A group designed to support, evaluate and confer with the pastor and staff around effectiveness and relationships in ministry.
Chair: Jen Kopff
Those charged with the oversight, supervision and care of all property owned or acquired by the church.
Chair: Shelly Johnson
A group of individuals committed to overseeing the budget and financial stewardship of the church.
Chair: Grant Robberson
Those who tend to the financial gifts given in memory of past Community members.
Team Lead: Patrice Bogart
Persons engaged in the welcoming ministries on Sunday mornings such as ushers and greeters.
Team Lead: Gloria Rowe
Caring Ministries Team
A group steadfast in its efforts to minister to the congregation as needs arise (e.g. meal coordination, prayer shawls, caring cards, transportation).
Team Lead: Jacque Gordon
Persons focused on sharing the love of Christ to those beyond our walls, primarily in service to others.
Team Lead: Cyndi Hanley
United Methodist Women (UMW)
An organization of women who engage in service to benefit women, children and youth around the world.
President: Su Johnson
MCCI is comprised of a flight of churches each year that have been recommended by the cabinet as meeting this specific criteria, and then are prayerfully selected and invited by the Bishop to participate. For congregations that sign the MCCI covenant, a 2-3 year process is launched that includes:
- Concentrated new ministry leadership skills training each month for the pastors in the Initiative (80 plus hours total throughout the year, along with accountability for implementation back home at their churches)
- "Undercover Worshippers" who visit and worship at each of the churches in the MCCI, and then provide extensive feedback about their experiences
- A detailed self-study completed by each church, including history, finances, staffing, organization, ministry activities and demographic setting
- An MCCI on-site consultation provided by the MCCI Team that culminates in a consultation report with unique "prescriptions" (recommendations), or next steps the church needs to take to move from plateau/decline into jumpstarting new fruitfulness
A team designed to improve interior and exterior church signage.
Co-chairs: Gene Kovacs & Rod Presser
Website/Social Media and Visual Identity Team
A team dedicated to establishing a distinctive look and visual identity for the church, launching a new website, strengthening our social media presence and maintaining digital and tangible promotional materials for the church.
Chair: Gwen Robberson
Guest Readiness Team
A team committed to establishing a reliable and effective system of welcome, follow-up and steps toward connection for all guests of Community UMC.
Co- chair: Ash-Leigh Vagle & Pam Dane
First Impressions Team
A team formed to declutter and update the interior of the church building, so as to welcome guests with optimum readiness .
Traditional Worship Enhancement Team
A team dedicated to further enhancing the traditional Sunday worship experience at 9am.
Co-chairs: Judy Kovacs & Deb Presserk
Contemporary Worship Design Team
A team charged with enriching the contemporary Sunday worship experience at 11am.
Co-chairs: Robbie Smith & Tara Rosh
Sound System Improvement Team
A team formed to audit and improve the Sanctuary sound system.
Co-chairs: Kevin Jepson & Russ Van Dell
Congregational Care Team
a team committed to providing ongoing visitation and response for church families who desire spiritual support, prayer, assistance and/or connection through times of struggle, illness, aging, transition and crisis.
Co-chairs: Diane Zimmermann, Karen Smith
Youth and Family Ministries Team
A team developed to strategize and implement plans to enhance and grow ministry to youth ages 7th through 12th grade and their families.
Chair: Jay Olson
Children and Family Ministries Team
A team formed to strategize and implement plans to enhance and grow ministry to children ages birth through 6th grade and their families.
Chair: Lynn Pasbrig
Space Utilization Team
A team put together to audit the entire church facility and create a proposal for space optimization that best provides adequate group and class meeting areas.
Co-chair: Brad Johnson & Bryan Tungland
Signature Ministry Discernment Team
A team dedicated to determining and strategizing a specific, outwardly-focused, missional ministry that will inspire and energize the congregation's passion for outreach and growth.
Co-chairs: Johnny Walker & Terrie Felber-Sauser
Research Team to Explore Worship Service for Families with Children
A team will be formed to devise a plan to reach the many churchless families with children in the church's surrounding mission field.
Life Groups and Breakthrough Prayer Team
A team committed to both supporting the ministries of the church through ongoing prayer efforts and cultivating small groups that integrate faith formation with everyday life.
Co-chairs: Our co-chairs moved away. Might you be interested in serving in this capacity?