Church Council & Committees

Church Council 2017

 The Church Council is the decision making body of the church that furthers the mission to nurture spirituality, build caring community and work courageously for peace with justice and mercy.

  • The council makes all financial decisions and sets policies.
  • It is the fiscal body of the church.
  • It plays the role of the Staff Parish Relations Committee.
  • All staff members are ex-officio members of the council with voice but may not be full members.
  • When the Council goes into executive session to deal with personnel issues the SPRC chair leads the meetings and separate minutes are prepared.
  • Council minutes are public, SPRC minutes are private.

Lulu Philips                  Chair (19)

Nancy Larsen              Secretary (19)

Jan Werness               Treasurer (18)

Howard Kranz             Lay Leader (18)

Al Hildenbrand           Lay Member Annual Conference (19)

KC Bretzke                  Finance Chair (18)

Kristine Smith              Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) Chair (17)

David West                  Celebration Committee Chair (19)

Bonita Blumenauer      Reconciling Representative (17)

Jesse Watkins              At-large (17)

Ed Ed Mueller             Building and grounds (18)

Wayne Bailey              Building and grounds (19)

Joe Hesla                    At-large (17)

Lucy Slater                  At-large (18)

Jim McCreary.             At-large (19)

Buildings and Grounds committee

A Building and Grounds committee implements church policy and has the authority to care for the physical needs of the church or other duties assigned by the Council.  It implements a budget set by the Church Council.  Anyone is welcome to be a part of the Building and Grounds Committee. Staff participate as needed.

Ed Ed Mueller, Al Hildenbrand, and Wayne Bailey are responsible for convening the committee and reporting to the council.  Everyone in the community is invited to participate in this committee.

Finance committee

A finance committee monitors and insures the integrity of the finances, builds the budget, and arranges for fundraisers. Everyone in the community is invited to participate in this committee.

KC Bretzke chairs the finance committee and reports to the council

Jan Werness

Carol Megarry

Linda Berglin

Minutes of Church Council meetings.

Minutes of Finance Committee meetings.

Minutes of the Building & Grounds Committee are posted under Trustees  Minutes which are available to the public are here.


All Church Meetings Records of these meetings can be found here.

Involvement Committee
Meets once a year to propose candidates for elected positions.

Celebration Committee
Announcements of Celebration Committee meetings and Minutes, where available.

The Peace with Justice Blog keeps interested people apprised of upcoming and past social justice events at Walker or of interest to Walker people. 

Kitchen Cabinet
Communications Task Force

Minutes are kept of some Communications Task Force meetings, and are available here.

 Arts and Furnishings Committee

Building Use Collective Met in 2015 as a Trustee Task Force to coordinate all manner of events and rentals.  Minutes were kept of some Building Use Collective meetings, and are available here