Church Council

Church Council is the organization within our congregation that plans, coordinates, and implements our church’s official programs and earmarks the resources to do so. The Council also performs various administrative duties and ultimately envisions, plans, implements, and annually evaluates the mission and ministry of Newark United Methodist Church.

Generally, Church Council meets at our facility on the fourth Monday of every month (except in December) from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.; the meetings are public and open to everyone. Required attendees are representatives of our various ministry teams, clergy, and certain staff members. Agenda items may be submitted by anyone but must received six days prior to the meeting by sending an email to the Council chair.

Chair: Dan Logan
Secretary: Pat Hammond

Church Council comprises representatives from the following teams/entities/areas:

  • Adult Ministries – vacant, Chair
  • Business Office – Rob Cappiello, Business Manager
  • Children and Family Ministries – Dave Timmons, Chair
  • Communications – Kyle Kimmons, Chair
  • Congregational Care – Rich Lapointe, Chair
  • Discipleship Leadership – Mark Deshon, Representative
  • Education Ministries – Donna Hitchner, Staff
  • Finance – Tom Dilworth, Chair
  • Lay Leadership – Stacey Altemus, Representative
  • Library – Brenda Cassel, Representative
  • Membership/Stewardship – Diane Smith and Kathy Werrell, Co-Chairs
  • Music Ministries – Ned Perwo, Staff
  • Newark Methodist Preschool – Cathy Drew, Chair
  • Nominations & Leadership Development – Rev. Derrick Porter, Chair
  • Outreach – Linda Steinkrauss, Chair
  • Social Justice – Ruth Oatman, Representative
  • Staff-Parish Relations – Dick Haberkost, Chair
  • Trustees – Pete Schmalz, President
  • United Methodist Men – Allan Loomis, Representative
  • United Methodist Women – Jane Savino, Representative
  • Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry – Karen DeMonte, Board Representative; Rev. Mary Haggard, Executive Director
  • Worship – Gayle Haberkost and Charlene Mylin, Co-Chairs
  • Youth and Young Adult Ministries – Melanie Hartley, Staff

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