Staff Parish Relations

The Staff-Parish Relations Committee is the administrative unit in a local church where staff and congregational interests are integrated to focus on the mission of the church. Specific tasks for the SPRC include:

  • explaining the nature and function of ministry to the staff and the congregation
  • conferring with the congregation and the staff/pastor about ministry direction
  • assessing the ministry of the congregation and the staff/pastor at least annually
  • conferring and consulting with the district superintendent
  • supporting lifelong learning for all staff (continuing education)
  • identifying and supporting individuals from the congregation whom God seems to be calling for ordained ministry
  • making recommendations regarding compensation, travel, benefits and housing to the church council
  • recommending needed staff positions and developing written job descriptions and titles for associate pastors and staff

All must be members of DGFUMC, one must be a young adult.

Greg VerBeek

Class of 2016: Charlie Jacobson, Greg VerBeek, Tom Wagner
Class of 2017: Jim Gracey, Jamie Postlethwaite, Pete WIldman

Staff Representatives: Greta and Jim McDonald

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