2016 Pastoral Council Nominations
Over the next few weeks, the parish is asking for nominations for three new members of St. James Pastoral Council. The council is a visioning and planning body of parishioners who foster full participation of the parish in the life and mission of the church. In consultation with the pastor, Pastoral Council actively listens to and identifies the needs and concerns of the people and reviews the parish pastoral plan to respond to these needs. Pastoral Council meets once a month and the term is three years.
The members are selected by a discernment process, which is decision making rooted in prayer. By using discernment, Fr. Nolker and Pastoral Council acknowledge that God is at work in our lives at all times, especially when making important decisions. This year we are in need of three individuals who are willing to meet once a month during the year, and have these qualities:
· A desire for spiritual growth in themselves and the parish
· An enthusiasm about the future direction of the parish
· A willingness to listen, to speak honestly and to work toward consensus
· The ability to inspire and empower others to delegate
· Flexibility and openness with people and ideas
Nominations will be accepted from April 17 – April 29. Those identified as nominees will be invited to attend an information night on May 4. At this information meeting night, all nominees will learn about the role of the council and will have the opportunity to ask questions. After this evening, all nominees will be asked to reflect and pray on this information and discern whether or not he or she feels called to this ministry of service and leadership. The formal discernment night will be held on May 11 to determine the new council members. These new members will be blessed by the community in early June. To download the form, click on the nomination form below.
St. James Pastoral Council
Pam Collins, Member at Large Mark Russell, Mamber at Large
Judy D’Amico, Member at Large Joe Schneider, Chair
Michael Harlow, Member at Large Devin Sillies, Member at Large
Tim Meyer, Vice Chair Nancy Thomas, Member at Large
Mary Jo Reiners, Member at Large Laura White, Member at Large
2016 Pastoral Council Nomination Form