UALC Church Council

Congregational Meeting

2022 Congregational Meetings:

  • The Spring meeting was on Sunday, April 24, at our Mill Run Campus. The Council and Nominating Committee were approved (see below for elected members).

  • Fall meeting will be on Sunday, September 25, at Lytham Road beginning at 12:30 pm with a light lunch in Fellowship Hall.

Spring 2022 - Senior Pastor Report

Recently Elected Church Council
and Nominating Committee

Roy Gilliam

Roy Gilliam

Council

Term: 3-Year

Spouse: Angie • Children: Maggie, Ethan (son-in-law), Hannah, Kelvin, Esther

Years Attending UALC: ~36 Years

Campus: Mill Run

My Prayer for UALC: That we, as a church body, would continually seek the Lord by meditating on His word. (Psalm 1)

I’d like you to know this about me: Angie brought me to UALC League in 1985 and made it possible for me to get to know who this Jesus person is and I am (quite literally) eternally grateful.

Steve Mellum

Steve Mellum

Council - Council Vice Chair

Term: 3-Year

Spouse: Jean Scholz Mellum • Children: Andrea (married to Jesse Greene), Brenna

Years Attending UALC: 23 Years

Campus: Lytham Road (Traditional)

My Prayer for UALC: To follow God’s vision for UALC to Be and to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ and to be a beacon of hope in our community.

I’d like you to know this about me: I am a life-long Lutheran, growing up as a pastor's kid (PK). I have been on the worship team at Mill Run and currently sing in the sanctuary choir at Lytham Road. I have taught accounting at Capital University for over 30 years.

Dan Overmyer

Dan Overmyer

Council

Term: 3-Year

Spouse: Jennifer • Children: Katie (15), Caroline (13), Charlie (11)

Years Attending UALC: I grew up in this church and have remained a member as an adult

Campus: Mill Run

My Prayer for UALC: That every member of our community who is seeking, feels they have a home in UALC.

I’d like you to know this about me: I love building relationships in the community and learning from people. If we haven’t met, I hope we get the chance to in the near future.

Dan Payne

Dan Payne

Nominating Committee

Term: 2-Year

Spouse: Karen • Children: Jenna, Kelsey and Sam (adults)

Years Attending UALC: 26 Years

Campus: Mill Run

My Prayer for UALC: Prov 3:5-6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all that you do, and He will show you which path to take.

I’d like you to know this about me: I was heavily involved with the Men’s Renewal Ministry for many years. I now leading a M2M group and have been involved with the same SALT group since 1995. Outside of work and ministry, I prioritize spending time with family, friends and fishing.

Elaine Pierce

Elaine Pierce

Council

Term: 2-Year

Spouse: Gene Pierce • Children: 4 adult children, 7 grandchildren (aged 7 to 4 months)

Years Attending UALC: 22 Years

Campus: Mill Run

My Prayer for UALC: That we grow in our understanding of what it means to be an oasis kingdom for a dry and thirsty world

I’d like you to know this about me: I love Jesus, and my daily prayer is that I reflect his love to my family and friends, both those who know Him and those who are far away. I am a sinner saved by grace, and I am grateful for the UALC community who challenge me, encourage me, and show me God's love and mercy.

Maeva Rish

Maeva Rish

Nominating Committee

Term: 2-Year

Spouse: Steve

Years Attending UALC: 36 Years

Campus: Both (currently Lytham Road)

My Prayer for UALC: That we take time to listen and then be obedient to God’s call.

I’d like you to know this about me: I am a follower of Christ. I desire to continue growing in my relationship and service to Him.

Marcie Seidel

Marcie Seidel

Council

Term: 3-Year

Spouse: Edward • Children: Michelle Montgomery; Jennifer Davis; 5 grandchildren (ages 2-15)

Years Attending UALC: ~37 Years

Campus: Lytham Road

My Prayer for UALC: I pray as a UALC family, we will fervently continue our mission to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ, by revealing God’s love and truth to a world filled with false and empty promises.

I’d like you to know this about me: With God’s help, I will use my leadership experience in the public, nonprofit and private sectors to enhance my tenure on council. I wish to magnify the vision for the future by seeking to understand the varied and numerous needs of all.

Current Council Officers and Members

The following are the current officers and members of our church council and the end of their three year term (if applicable)

  • David Jakes – Chair (2023)

  • Elizabeth Seely – Vice Chair (2024)

  • J.D. Wylie – Past Chair (2022)

  • Bob Apel (2024)

  • Becky D’Onofrio (2024)

  • Jen Geistfeld (2023)

  • Phil Heveron (2022)

  • Robin Lorms (2022)

  • Barbara Masten (2022)

  • Elaine Pierce (2022)

  • Bill Rowland (2023)

  • Erin Sutter (2023)

Council year runs from July 1 through June 30 each year.

Council Meetings

The Council Business meeting is open to the congregation. It takes place on the third Tuesday of the month, beginning at 7:00 pm, at the Mill Run Campus. Please refer to the UALC Calendar to confirm specific dates and locations.

The Fall 2021 Congregational Meeting was held on Sunday, September 26.

The 2021 - 2022 annual budget report can be accessed below.

The 2021 - 2022 annual budget report can be accessed below.