Wednesday, May 12, 2021

UALC Church Council

Congregational Meeting | April 25, 2021

Our Spring Congregational meeting was held virtually on Sunday, April 25. If you missed the meeting which included important updates from church leadership and a vote on the nominees for Church Council and Nominating Committee.

New Council and Nominating Committee Members

The following people have been confirmed for Church Council and Nominating Committee:
Elizabeth Seely Name:  Elizabeth Seely
Position:  Council Vice Chair
Term:  2021–2024
Spouse:  Collin
Children:  Kristen (23), Faith (20), Daniel (20)
Years Attending UALC:  32
Campus:  Both Mill Run and Lytham Road Campuses
My Prayer for UALC:  That through the love of Jesus Christ in us, we would overflow with love for one another and for all people and in doing so, that we would fully carry out God’s will in our lives and church.
I’d like you to know about me:  I served a prior term on Council from 2015-2018 and also chaired the committee that recommended Pastor Steve Turnbull be called to our congregation. I find great joy in worshipping the Lord through song and have sung in choirs and on worship teams since joining UALC.
Bob Apel Name:  Bob Apel
Position:  Council
Term: 3-year
Spouse:  Barb
Children:  Thad, Amber, Wade  ( all adults) and we have three grandchildren
Years Attending UALC:  43+
Campus:  Mill Run
Prayer:  I pray my service be limited to helping discern what the Spirit deems important to the discussion. Further, pray that the Church has the understanding and resolve to carry out his will.
I’d like you to know this about me:  Education, experience and being an architect for fifty years have developed an understanding that there are many ways to look at an issue. The goal is to find what the Spirit wants for this time and place.
Becky D’Onofrio
Name:  Becky D’Onofrio
Position:  Council
Term: 3-year
Spouse:  Carl
Children:  Kristina, Natalie, Lisa
Years attending UALC:  34
Campus:  Mill Run
My prayer for UALC:  I pray that we would preach, teach and stand on the Word of God; be a strongly knit together body, marked by the love of Jesus; demonstratively filled, directed and empowered by the Holy Spirit—all to His glory.
I’d like you to know this about me: I have a passion for corporate praise and prayer.  I long for UALC to be the church that the Lord called and created us to be—abundantly alive and in full bloom.
Amy Lahmers Name:  Amy Lahmers
Position:  Council
Term: 3-year
Spouse:  Justin
Children: Abigail (14), Madalyn (12)
Years Attending UALC:  2017-present
Campus:  Mill Run
My Prayer for UALC: That UALC is known for loving and serving people. “Let all that you do be done in love” (1 Corinthians 16:14). “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35).
I’d like you to know this about me: I am a servant leader at heart; I am passionate about improving people's lives and the community in which we live. 
Star Bradley Name:  Star Bradley
Position:  Nominating Committee
Term:  2-Year
Years Attending UALC:  7
Campus:  Mill Run
My Prayer for UALC:  That we would humble ourselves, reveal our true selves to one another, and unconditionally love one another as Christ has unconditionally loved us.
I’d like you to know this about me:  Over the past few years I’ve sought to gain acceptance and love through church involvement. More recently God has been leading me down a better path of discovering the acceptance and love he has had for me from the moment he created my inmost being.
Kim Greene
Name:  Kim Greene
Position:  Nominating Committee
Term:  2-year
Spouse:  Howard Greene
Children:  Jesse Greene and wife Andrea  (Mellum) Greene, Hannah (Greene) Hardin and husband Kyle Hardin
Years Attending UALC:  36 years
Campus:  Mill Run
My Prayer for UALC:  My prayer is that we embrace Ephesians 6:17–18 as we pray "taking the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication."
I’d like you to know this about me:  I am passionate about living out the identity of who Jesus says we are …chosen, redeemed, forgiven and loved by God. I pray that each person I encounter would know that they are loved by God.

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)
  • J.D. Wylie, Chair (term ends in 2022)
  • David Jakes, Vice Chair (term ends 2023)
  • John Ness, Past Chair (term ends in 2021)
  • Amy Adams (term ends in 2021)
  • Jen Geistfeld (term ends in 2023)
  • Phil Heveron (term ends in 2022)
  • Craig Lindberg (term ends in 2021)
  • Robin Lorms (term ends in 2022)
  • Barbara Masten (term ends in 2022)
  • Paul Nordman (term ends in 2021)
  • Bill Rowland (term ends in 2023)
  • Erin Sutter (term ends in 2023)
  • Steve Turnbull, Senior Pastor
  • Dave Bowersox, Treasurer
  • Lee Anne Otto, Secretary 
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, from 7:00-8:30 pm. 
Click here to join the Zoom Business Meeting on the third Tuesday:
Meeting time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Meeting ID: 954 7129 8931
Passcode: 2300-00
Dial In: +1 929 205 6099 US
For questions, email Council.