2020 Peace Mennonite Committees

*Indicates committee chairperson.

 Coordinating Committee (members)

*Moderator: Anne Bailey
Moderator-Elect: Sonja Kaufman
Treasurer: Roberta Renz
At-Large Member/Inviting & Including Facilitator: Jill Allen
Recorder: Not appointed

Peace and Social Justice Committee

Ken Ratzlaff
*Susan Rieger
Karen Brown
Barbara Yoder
Roger Gibson
–Justice Matters Team Leaders
       Roger Gibson
       Dave Mathis
Susan Rieger

Christian Education/Spiritual Formation Committee

Ryan Ellett (children/youth)
Joni Fornelli (adult)
Patrice Krause (adult)

Social Committee

Rosie Claassen
Becky Janzen

Ministry Team (members)

Nadine Koch
Steve Unruh
Dave Mathis
Carol Grieb

Building & Grounds Committee
(formerly “Trustees”)

Mike Kaufman
Jim Russo

Worship Committee:

Roger Martin
Joe Casad
Katie Hobson
Andrea Zuercher

Safety Team:

*Doug Koch
Ryan Ellett
Carola Ratzlaff

Other Positions:

Library and Archives:

Ken Lohrentz
Whitney Baker

Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Representative:

Joni Fornelli

Everence (MMA) Advocate:

Carol Grieb

MDS Representative:

Steve Unruh

LINK Coordinators:

Gwen Wiens
Carola Ratzlaff

Wise Women Coordinator: Judy Johnson

Wise Guys Coordinator: Jim Krause


Twila Schmidt
Whitney Baker


Barbara Yoder (Perry)
Katie Hobson (Grace)
Carol Grieb (Sophia)

Gardening Group:

Jill Allen
Roger Gibson
Anne Bailey
Matt Schwabauer


Joanna Harader

Administrative Assistant:

LaVonne Marks

Description of Committees

Coordinating Committee: The Coordinating Committee is responsible for the leadership, administration, and oversight of PMC. This committee consists of church members, including the pastor, the moderator, the moderator-elect, the recorder, the treasurer, and one or two members at-large. Terms for moderator-elect and moderator are each for one year.

Worship Committee: Working closely with the pastor, the committee plans and coordinates all worship services, seeking to promote the spiritual vitality of the congregation through our shared worship.

Peace and Social Justice Committee: Reflecting Menno Simons’ assertion that true faith cannot lie dormant, this committee coordinates and encourages the congregation’s active service in projects that promote justice and wholeness for all of God’s creation.

Christian Education: These coordinators are responsible for oversight of, evaluation of, and assistance with the teaching/disciplining ministry of the church, the committee recruits teachers and evaluates and affirms curricula for adults, youth and children.

*Note: We would like to have one coordinator for children’s education and one for adult education.

Social Committee: This committee is responsible for the ministries of community building and fellowship. In addition to coordinating post-worship snacks, the committee plans or contributes to a variety of activities or projects which may include, but will not be limited to, potlucks, retreats, holiday gatherings, and special event receptions.

*Note: The Nominating Committee wants to emphasize that the social committee is responsible for coordinating the fellowship activities of the church, but not for carrying out all of these activities.

Ministry Team: Consisting of the pastor and three (or more) church members, the group oversees the spiritual care of the pastor and congregation. The Ministry Team serves as the pastor’s advocate during pastoral evaluations. They perform the deacon role of caring for congregational participants in times of crisis or need. They may offer anointing, prayer, or other healing ministries as requested.

Board of Trustees: The PMC Trustees are responsible for the oversight of all aspects of PMC property. This includes, but is not limited to, building, parking lot, and grounds maintenance, as well as repair and remodeling. The Trustees are also responsible for organizing work days as needed and for working out schedules and a policy for building use. Committees, ad hoc working groups, or individuals designated with responsibility for any of these tasks are responsible to the Trustees.

Building Group: This working group gives leadership to our church’s discernment process regarding gaining more space for the congregation and its ministries.

Landscaping Group: This new group is responsible for developing and maintaining the landscaping on the PMC property. The group members will elicit help from others within the church as needed.