How You Can Help

There are a number of ways to support and serve the church through participation and service on church boards and committees. Contact Pastor Kim Risedorph to find out more about these service opportunities. Kim serves as chair of the Lay Leadership Committee.

Church Council

As the “governing board” of the church, this council facilitates long and short range planning and goal setting and establishes policies and priorities. Members vote on proposals brought forth by other committees and approve the annual operating budget. 

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Chairperson: Terry Sherman

Adult Ministries
Develops programs and classes to support adult spiritual growth and education. Includes adult Bible study, Sunday School, and fellowship.
Chairperson: Bill Rust

Board of Trustees
Responsible for all supervision and oversight and care for all real property of the church. This is a very “hands on” committee. Volunteers are welcome to help with grounds maintenance and repairs. View Board of Trustees Committee Members
Chairperson: Mark Miller

Church Grounds
Assist with the maintenance of the church grounds. Includes mowing, trimming, weeding, planting, watering, etc. Volunteer as available.
Contact: Boyd Hasik

Child Care
Child care volunteers help out during Sunday morning worship hours, small group meetings, and special events. Opportunities also available for paid staff.

Children’s Ministry Committee
Works with the Children’s Director to support and guide the Children’s program.
Chairperson: Sara Rossini

Children’s Sunday School Teachers
Serve as part of a rotating team for the preschool class, or lead grade-level Sunday School class.
Contact: Laura Roy

Coffee Hour Host/Hostess
Team members assist with the set-up and serving of refreshments following church services. Provide a friendly face to visitors, and new and long-time members. Volunteers serve after a single church service once every 3-4 months.
Contact: Katrina Combs

Committee on Lay Leadership
This committee gets to know the congregation, learns their gifts and interests, and finds the best candidates for leadership positions within the church.
Chairperson: Kim Risedorph

Communications Team
This group provides oversight and direction for all communications (both internal and external) that take place within the life of our Church. Special areas of focus include: the Messenger (newsletter), Friday Memos, Mini-Messenger (bulletin), Web site, and communication through local media (newspaper, radio, television).  Contact: Linda Green

Endowment Fund Committee
Develops and administers the endowment fund for SRVUMC. View Endowment Committee Members
Chairperson: Dick Lam

Finance Committee
Responsible for the financial planning and for funding the ministry of the church, and develops the church budget.
Chairperson: Bob Dominici

The Martin Luther King Jr. Peacemakers
A group committed to working for peace, reports to Church and Society. Meets bi-monthly on the 2nd & 4th Mondays, at 1 P.M. in the library. All are welcome.
Contact: Laura Sanchez

Memorials and Gifts Committee
Manages special financial gifts in support of the church
Chairperson: Linda Green

Missions Council
The Mission Council is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and sponsorship of our Mission Program. Please see Opportunities in Mission.
Chairperson: Paul Kuelz

Office Volunteers
Assist church staff with general office duties weekly or during times of heavy workload or when a staff member is absent. Please let the office staff know of your interest in this vital area to our church life.
Contact: Katrina Combs

Parking Lot Greeters
Greets, answers questions and guides parishioners and visitors as they arrive for worship on Sunday mornings.
Contact: Anne Kuelz

Preschool Commission
A committee of church members or constituents administers the United Methodist Preschool, a community outreach of the church. This group meets monthly to make decisions regarding the staff, program, and budget of the Monday—Friday program. View Commission Members
Contact: Anne Kuelz

Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC)
This committee acts as a Human Resources committee for the church, functioning as a liaison between the congregation and the pastors/staff of the church. Helps them to achieve goals, evaluating their progress and effectiveness, and sharing ideas.
Chairperson: Don Field

Ushers
Greet and seat worshippers, help collect offering on Sunday mornings.
Contact: Bill Dastic

Welcome Team
The Welcome Team coordinates our efforts to invite, welcome, integrate, and send people into service ministry. This includes calling visitors, coffee hour hospitality, Sunday morning greeters, Discovery (new member) Classes, and communications in various forms.
Coordinator: Dianne Anderson

Worship Service Greeters
Welcome new and returning members, answer questions, and give directions as needed on Sunday mornings.
Contact: Bill Dastic

Youth Ministries
Works with the Youth Pastor to support and guide the youth program. This committee is made up of youth and adults.
Chairperson: Jamere Crawford