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Elected Positions

Boards and Committees

Council of Elders

The Elder Council shepherds and oversees by guarding, guiding, and governing (1 Peter 5:1-5).

The Council is responsible for the general oversight of the church and for implementing and preserving the stated purpose of the church.

The Council, together with the pastors, are responsible for ministering to the members. These ministries include shepherding, governing, leading, preaching, teaching, disciplining, helping and praying for healing.

The Council oversees the pastoral staff of the church.  The Boards of Deacons, Deaconesses and Missions shall be responsible to, and report directly to, the Council.

Howard Costley ‘24, Chair
David Bea ’24
Mark Berg ’25
Mark Bradley ’27
Steve Ivester ’27
Glenn Kosirog ’27
Jeff Oslund ‘25

Roger Sandberg ’25
David Setran ’26
Jeremy Taylor ‘24, Secretary
Chad Thorson ’26
Brian Wildman ’26, Vice-Chair
Josh Moody, Senior Pastor

Board of Deacons

The Board of Deacons serves by administering finance, mercy and facilities in a way that maximizes unity so that there is no distraction from the proclamation of the gospel (Acts 6:1-7)

This board’s responsibilities include business and administrative ministries: policies, financial personnel, offerings, preparation of the church budget, administration of the church budget, property, support staff and mercy ministries.

Bruce Bonga ’25, Chair
Kolby Atchison ’25
Joel Barnes ’26, Secretary
Scott Bradley ’25, Vice-Chair
Pat Fallon ‘24
Brad Hiben ’25

Robb Lemp ’26
John Lorentsen ’24
Jeff Mann ‘24
Eric Odell ’26
Jim Shirley ‘24
Jeff Sommars ’26
Nancy Singer, Pastoral Staff Liaison

Board of Deaconesses

The Board of Deaconesses oversees certain service and mercy ministries of the church. This board’s responsibilities include: administering the Care and Share (benevolence) fund, ministry to sick and bereaved and visitation.

Amy Kruis ‘24, Chair
Julie Busteed ’26
Adrienne Cassel ’25
Diana Clem ‘24
Becky Cook ’26
Courtney Graham ’25
Ann Lawrenz ’25, Vice-Chair
Whitney McKevitt ’24
Sarah Nelson ‘24

Libby Newton ’25, Secretary
Barb Nussbaum ’26
Liz Oster ’25
Carol Taylor ‘24
Jill Tweeten ’26
Ruth Yousaf ’26
Mindy Rynbrandt, Pastoral Staff Liaison

Board of Missions

The Board of Missions oversees the missions program of the church. This Board’s responsibilities include: administering and coordinating the missions program of the church; stimulating the general interest and personal participation of the congregation in the missions program; approving or removing missionaries, mission agencies and mission ministries for church support and prayer.

Jim Tebbe ’25, Chair
Grace Bliss ’26
Marilyn Enstrom ’25
Marilyn Huffman ’25
Andrew Nelson ‘24
Tom Nussbaum ’26
Lydia Newby ‘24
Mary Odell ’26

Dave Oster ’25
Nate Peterson ’24, Treasurer
Stephanie Robbins ’26
Wendy Robinson ‘24
Yousaf Sadiq ’26
Andrew Tebbe ‘24
Tim Wang ’25
Curt Miller, Pastoral Staff Liaison

Discipleship Committee

Works with the Service & Engagement Committee to develop and implement a biblical view of serving in the local church including planning, implementing and growing adult discipleship ministries, identifying and training leaders for small groups and Adult Communities and developing discipleship pathways.

Kayla Costley ‘24
Jim Johanik ’25
Kara Beth Vance ’26

Josh Maurer, Pastoral Staff Liaison

Evangelism and Culture Impact Committee

This committee encourages and equips the congregation to share the gospel and sponsors evangelistic services, events, and ministries.

As we seek to actively invest in transforming lives through the love of Christ, the work of the committee is also to foster collaboration with culture-impacting ministries both inside and outside of College Church, creating opportunities to serve together.

David Kelley ’24, Chair
Mark Bodett ’25
Paige Cunningham ’25
Kat Haase ’26
Rich Howard ’26
Elizabeth Larsen ’24 (1 year unexpired term)

Sarah Lindquist ’26
Dyanne Martin ’24
Dave Sohmer ’25
Curt Miller, Pastoral Staff Liaison

Hospitality Committee

The Hospitality Committee coordinates activities to enhance the hospitality of the church for approved general church functions.

Anna Walsh ’24, Chair
Lisa Burlingame ’24
Lisa Eckert ’25
Maggie Girgis ’24
Sue Haas ’24
Allison Kelley ’25
Tammy Lam (unexpired term ’24)

Yili Le ’25
Morgan Moxley ’25
Bethany Opdyke ’25
Nara Sary ’24
Shirley Sheppard ’25
Mindy Rynbrandt, Pastoral Staff Liaison

Service & Engagement Committee

Works with the Discipleship Committee to develop and implement a biblical view of serving in the local church, fostering a culture of service by engaging newcomers, members and regular attenders, and helping them find a place where their gifts and availability can be used to build the body of Christ.

Karen Bagge ’26
Gary Chase ‘24
Danika Kelly ‘24
Jonathan Larson ’25
Katie Nussbaum ’25
Michael Thrasher ’26

Cheryce Berg, Pastoral Staff Liaison
Julie Clemens, Pastoral Staff Liaison
Josh Maurer, Pastoral Staff Liaison

Other Elected Positions

Church Treasurer Ken Heulitt ‘25

Disabilities Superintendent (11AM) Nathanael Strauch ’25

Disabilities Superintendent (9:30AM) Dorothy Nicholson ‘24

Elementary Bible School Superintendent Christina Achziger ’25

Elementary Children’s Church Superintendent Nancy Chase ‘24

Financial Secretary Eric Enstrom ‘24

Librarian Lisa Kern ‘24

Midweek Evening Girls Superintendent Danika Kelly ’24

Midweek Evening Boys Superintendent Terry Van Someren ‘25

Midweek Morning Superintendent (Kids Korner) Suzanne Shirley ‘24

Nursery Superintendent Suzy Yoder ’25

Preschool Bible School Superintendent Sarah Mikolajczyk ‘24

Preschool Children’s Church Superintendent Kristie Smalley ’25

Recording Secretary Carol Schick ‘24

Nominating Committee

Each year, a Nominating Committee is elected by vote of church membership.

Members of this committee solicit nominations for open positions on each committee from church members.  After prayer and due diligence, they recommend a slate of nominees.

Church membership votes on acceptance of these nominations.

2022-2023 Nominating Committee
Allison Bonga, Jay Cunningham, Teri Hiben, Becky Sandberg, and Elders

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