We have several Ministries at Christ Lutheran that help us serve God in a variety of ways. These Ministries, much more than just committees, meet from time to time to coordinate their services for our congregation and community. Each ministry’s Chair or Vice-Chair attends our monthly Church Council meetings to help guide our work together.
CLC Church Council Officers
President – Steve Mitze; Secretary – Tiana Montgomery; Treasurer – Karen Malloy;
Financial Secretary – Martin Meyer
Head Deacon – Mark Barnhart, Curt Johnson – Year 2, Jill Maxey – Year 1
Our deacons help CLC run smoothly by supervising staff and worship assistants. They also help the pastor with administrative decisions, and listen to new ideas and suggestions to improve our life together. They work with our Worship Committee, Altar Guild, and sound system team.
Chair: Joyce Bluhm, Vice-chair: Kay Carnes
The Evangelism Ministry welcomes new friends to CLC and connects us to life within our church family. They organize our communication efforts, including the website, Facebook and FaithStreet pages, and newspaper ads and articles. They also encourage people to send them pictures of church events to put on the Facebook page.
Faith and Family Ministry
Chair: Ashley Rosenbery, Vice-chair: Emily Hasty, Youth group: Jill Maxey
The Faith and Family Ministry provides programs to help all ages grow in faith and learn more about God. These programs include our Sunday School for children, Adult Christian Education Seminar (ACES) class, and summer Vacation Bible School. They maintain the library and Resource Room.
In addition, this Ministry promotes ELCA and local youth events, and arranges child care for CLC events. They ensure that our children are safe at all CLC events by following our Child Protection Policy. They also care for our college students, sending them cards and care packages while they are away from home.
Chair: Jack Hehn, Vice chair: Elaine Stevens
The Fellowship Ministry helps bring us closer as brothers and sisters in Christ by creating opportunities for us to get together. Some of the events they have organized include: potluck dinners, 5th Sunday bruches/desserts, fundraising events such as auctions and live shows, dinner outings, family putt putt/pizza nights, trips to theatre, canvas and corks, wienie roasts, euchre nights, historical tours, Easter breakfasts, trips to Krannert Center, family nights, game nights, trips to the pancake house, and even minor league baseball games. This ministry is also in charge of after worship coffee hour and maintains the kitchen with the help of the kitchen committee. This Ministry does a great job of helping CLC feel like a genuine, loving family!
God’s Gifts Ministry
Chair: Wendi Regal, Vice-Chair: Dot Turek
The God’s Gifts Ministry invites people to work on various CLC ministries, inviting us each year to reflect on the gifts and skills God has given us. They use a Time & Talents survey to give everyone in our congregation opportunities to serve God and their neighbors. They also invite us to contribute financially to the work of God in this congregation, and support efforts to be responsible and gentle toward the environment.
They coordinate the community and global service efforts of CLC, plan mission trips, and connect CLC members with other service opportunities in the community.
Chair: Brian Barnick, Vice-chair: Jim Molloy
The Property Ministry takes care of CLC building and grounds, by organizing work crews for repairs and painting. They set up fall and spring work days after worship, in which CLC members perform routine maintenance that keeps everything in good order. Sometimes this Ministry uses their construction and maintenance expertise in the community as well.