Pastoral Council

All things that happen in the church, happen as God works through His people. Parishes must have a structure that organizes the People of God and gives its members a voice to discern the direction of the parish and to ensure that the faith community carries out the mission of the parish. Included in this structure are the Pastor, Parish Trustees, Parish Staff and the Pastoral Council.  Each year St. Paul the Apostle calls upon its members to serve as leaders for the parish for a term of three years. Men, women and youth are invited to serve as consultants to the Pastor on the spiritual and temporal affairs of the parish. They develop parish policies, promote parish planning, and oversee the work of their commissions.  The first characteristic of a Pastoral Council is that it be a prayerful group, who understands that its function is to discern the will of God for the parish community.  This is an awesome and humbling responsibility!  

     Five factors help to develop the spiritual leadership of the Pastoral Council:

  • Developing the habit of praying together
  • Learning more about the culture of the community
  • Learning more about the mission of the Church
  • Developing leadership and group skills
  • Being part of carrying out the mission of the parish.

Our current Pastoral Council members are:

     Mike Delaney
     Alison Donovan
     Diane Ingalsbe
     Marissa Johnson (Youth)
     Jack Johnston (Chair)
     Kristina Knesting
     Tony Noll
     Jim O'Connor
     Randy Schlicht
     Helen Suda (Secretary)
     Nolan Tremelling (Youth)
     Emma Urban (Youth) 

     Ex-Officio Members are:

     Fr. Yamid  Blanco
     Colleen Kechter - Director of Administrative Services
     Rick Peltier - Trustee Treasurer
     Steve Morelli - Trustee Secretary