Parish Coucil Members:
Fr. Terry Rassmussen, Pastor
Paula Leider - Chair
David Luiken - Vice Chair
Claire Hsia - Secretary
Bill Roth, Fianance Liason
Otto Johnson, Youth Liason
The purpose of the St. Joseph Parish Pastoral Council is to work with the Pastor in promoting the spiritual and pastoral life of the parish by:
Helping to set direction for the parish in light of the Mission Statement:
The Mission of St. Joseph's is to foster a spirit-filled faith community united in Jesus Christ. We share who we are and what we have received through our worship of God, the nurturing of faith and outreach in service and justice.
Keeping the parish on target with the strategic plan.
Identifying new ideas and potential solutions.
Sponsoring Town Meetings for wider parish involvement.
Providing advice and counsel on parish issues.
The Parish Pastoral Council is consultative to the Pastor and to all parish ministries as they relate to the parish mission statement and Strategic Plan (see document to the left).
To contact the Parish Council, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish Pastoral Council consists of the Pastor, twelve (12) parishioners, one (1) Finance Committee representative and one (1) Youth representative. Parish Council members must be active members of the Parish Community of St. Joseph's and support the mission of the parish and the purpose of the council.
Responsibilities of the Parish Pastoral Council members include:
To attend the regular (monthly) meetings of the Council, usually the third Wednesday of the month.
To know and support the strategic plan for the parish.
To attend an annual Parish Pastoral Council Retreat.
To develop a complete understanding of the structure of the parish and its committees.
To actively participate in ministry committees, avoiding, however, Advisory Committee participation because of potential conflict of interest.
To advise the Parish Community about implementation of the mission in light of the full parish infrastructure and the strategic plan.
The regular term of office for a member of the Parish Council is three years, with one third of the terms expiring each year. One third of the Council is selected each year by draw from a list of candidates who have expressed an interest in serving on the Council by submitting an interest application form by May 1st. Click on Interview Application to print and fill out an application form of interest.
The Finance Committee representative is selected by Finance Committee members and the Youth representative is selected by the Peer Ministry Team for one year terms, limited to no more than three consecutive terms.