Administrative Boards

Find out more about our Administrative Boards and the purpose they serve.

Church Council

Works to create and supervise the strategic plans of Christ UMC. All ministry areas and committees are accountable to the Council.
It consists of all Committee and Ministry chairs.

ChairScott Gillespie
SecretaryJoan Banning
Lay LeaderMarLen Slagel
Staff Parish ChairClaude Sawyer
Finance ChairGary Boardman
Trustee ChairMisty Hintz
Church TreasurerJack Dwiggins
Prayer Ministry CoordinatorRita Bulington
Youth Representative
Lay Member to Annual ConferenceJack Dwiggins
Lay Member to Annual ConferenceJohn Yarian
2020 At-Large MemberChristi Lower
2021 At-Large Member
2022 At-Large Member
Paid Staff are Ex-Officio Without Vote
Children’s Ministry DirectorEmily Mayer
Youth Minister/Worship LeaderJake Mayer
Missions/Outreach, Health/CaringCarol Yarian
Visitation PastorBruce Mowery
Senior PastorKurt Freeman

Staff Parish Relations

SPRC’s primary responsibility is to work with the employed staff of Christ UMC and appointed clergy so that the mission of the church is fulfilled.

ChairClaude Sawyer
Lay LeaderMarLen Slagel
Lay Member to Annual Conference
Class of 2021Laura Mark
Amanda Glidden
Rexanne McCauley
Class of 2022Judy Austin
Claude Sawyer
Russ Herren
Senior PastorKurt Freeman


Primary purpose is to maintain the church building and facilities so that the mission and ministries of the congregation can be met.

ChairMisty Hintz
Maintenance Coordinator
Class of 2021Mike Linville – Secretary
Gary Kirkham
Mike Hilsabeck
Class of 2022Lisa Baker
Misty Hintz
Jeff Portman
Class of 2023Roger Horn
Randy Lower
Alan Simpson – Vice Chair

Lay Leadership

This committee guides the Church Council on nominating volunteer leadership for Christ UMC.

ChairPastor Kurt Freeman
Class of 2021Lisa Mayer
Pam Arnold
Class of 2022Marcy Leffert
Lay LeaderMarLen Slagel


Supports the mission of the church by supporting and managing the financials of Christ UMC. Finance Committee consists of all the Committee chairs of Christ UMC.

ChairGary Boardman
TreasurerJack Dwiggins
Lay LeaderMarLen Slagel
Lay Member to Annual ConferenceJohn Yarian
Church Council ChairScott Gillespie
Staff Parish ChairClaude Sawyer
Trustee ChairMisty Hintz
Financial SecretaryHollie Kessler
Class of 2021Dana Blanchard
Class of 2021Pam Ferger
Transact CoordinatorsJeff Mark

Early Learning

ChairAmber Simons
DirectorLauren McCool
Assistant DirectorCarrie McCool
TreasurerDana Blanchard
Preschool Teacher Rep.Kenzie Jennings
Child Care Teacher Rep.Sandy Lyerly
Preschool Parent Rep.Sabrina Nellis
Child Care Parent Rep.Jenny Strickland
Staff ParishAmanda Glidden
Trustee Rep.Mike Hilsabeck
Pastor or Pastor’s Designee
(ex-officio, without vote)
Kurt Freeman
Class of 2021Amber Simons
Susan Robey
Dana Blanchard
Class of 2022Phyllis Lane
Tiffany Stergar
Amy Schulze
Class of 2023Brian Hall
Laura Willenborg
Jessica Gillespie

If you have interest in joining a committee or finding out about open seats, contact Pastor Kurt Freeman or the Lay Leadership team.