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Church Council and Committees

Following is the list of Church Council members and several committees that serve the needs of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection congregation. (CL= Council Liason)

CHURCH COUNCIL Tony Baumgardt (President), Leah Krueger (Vice President), Mary Hauch (Secretary), Jay Weiss (Treasurer), Paul Schinkowitch, Bill Klaus, Duane Huth, Steve Dues, Diane Borgardt, Dave Backman



FINANCE Responsibilities: Conduct ongoing analysis of the congregations financial condition; oversee the development of, and adherence to, finance control; direct preparation of annual budget; establish financial and accounting policies; provide recommendations on external financing and investment of funds. Serve on a rotating basis counting offerings; keep accurate accounting of Memorial Funds. Members:  Jay Weiss (CL), Leah Krueger, Kim Mohalley, Paul Rossmann, Dawn Jacobson, Mary Schinkowitch, Cheryl Cieczka (staff)

STEWARDSHIP Members: 2 Committee Members from Finance, 2 Committee Members from Worship, 1 Committee Member from Parish Education, 1 Committee Member from Youth, Pastor
WORSHIP  Responsibilities: Scheduling and/or overseeing of Acolytes, Nursery staff, Ushers, Lay Readers, Worship Assistants, Altar Group, Music, and RACY (Resurrection Arts and the Church Year) Members: Stacey Robe (chair), Linda Henkel, Jeanne Murphy, Tanya Baumgardt, Jeff Wonderle, Gary Anderson, Bill Klaus (CL)
BUILDING & GROUNDS Responsibilities: Maintenance and repair of the church building, grounds, and property. Members: Chris Mohalley (chair), Ron Voll, Chris Rognsvoog, Dan Pederson, Jeff Miner, Paul Schinkowitch (CL), Marc Henkel (staff)
CHURCH IN SOCIETY Responsibilities: Help members understand issues of potential concern to the congregation, community, nation and the world; work with other congregations, organizations, committees and special ministries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Greater Milwaukee Synod and the Racine Cluster in addressing issues of concern. Members: Dave Backman (chair, CL), Cheri Miner, Kristi Fenkl, Eileen Barootian, Colin McKenna
MEMBERSHIP  Responsibilities: Implement New Member Receptions twice a year; coordinate new church direction periodically, provide opportunities for fellowship (Round table groups, Elderberries, Church Picnic, etc.); coordinate coffee hour for Sunday mornings. Members: Christi Cline (chair), Gail Videkovich, Pam Tague, Drew Tague, James Ludwin, Cory Ludwin, John Cline, Linda Voll, Diane Borgardt (CL)
PARISH EDUCATION  Responsibilities: Oversee Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Adult Education, First Communion instruction, Confirmation instruction, Children’s Christmas program, Cradle Roll, and Library. Members: Connie Gardener (chair), Michelle Sheckles, Melissa Larson, Rachel Petrach, Connie Dues, Bobbie Hernandez, Duane Huth (CL)
 YOUTH  Responsibilities: Assist the Youth Director in coordinating, recruiting and chaperoning youth events. Members: Deb VanderLeest (chair), Paul Rossmann, Carrie Black, Debbie Trabert, Emily Schinkowitch (Youth Representative), Matt Nelson, Brittany Noe, Steve Dues (CL)
 NOMINATING Members: Pastor, Chuck Petrach, Danielle Smith, Chris Mohalley
ENDOWMENT BOARD The Resurrection Endowment fund is a unique fund that the principle is NEVER spent. The investment income is used to compliment the church mission and support the community.

The principle is still growing as additional donations are received, most commonly through memorials, wills and estates. The fund has been around for over 20 years, and the original donations are still intact and generating investment income.  The investment income supports many projects and missions at LCR.  Members: Steve Jacobson (chair), Jorge Garcia, Ron Voll, Nicci D’Amour, Eileen Barootian