Lay Leadership as of January 1, 2018

Pastor:  Rev. Dennis McCleary 

Lay Member to Annual Conference: 
          Cerise Sawyer 

Alternate Delegate:  Deb Eppley

Lay Leader:  John Kiner

Mount Gilead Officers List 2017

Class of 2020
Deb Kitner-- Employee-Parish Relations
Seth Bentsel -- Stewardship
Mike Colledge -- Facilities Management

Class of 2019
Cerise Sawyer -- Member of Annual Conference
Ruth Lightner -- Facilities Management
Linda Fowler -- Employee-Parish Relations

Class of 2018
Don Wray -- Stewardship
John Kiner -- Lay Leader
Corey Myers -- Facilities Management


Worship -- Ken Smith
Kidsmin -- David Kiner
Small Groups -- David Clymer
Congregational Care -- Jen Beaston and Jean Zellers
Big Events -- Deb Eppley
Facility Management -- Gage Lightner
Stewardship -- Keith Douglass
Outreach -- David Shambaugh

The Church Council will have final authority in all local church matters at Mount Gilead except when
decisions are changed or superseded by a Church Conference. The Staff and pastor will be
accountable to the Church Council. Reports from Staff meetings will be taken to Church Council
meetings by the pastor. All Staff and Church Council meetings will be open meetings, except when
the Council is acting as the Staff Parish RelationsCommittee (SPRC), that is, dealing with matters of evaluation and salaries of paid
employees. The Council will function as the local church Trustees, SPRC and Nominations Committee.

Church Council members shall have three-year terms. Staff members• length of service has no time limit. Staff members• tenure
may end at the decision of that staff member or at the discretion of the pastor or Church Council. All
new staff members must be approved by the Church Council. Both Church Council members and
Staff members must be approved at each Annual Church Conference.