Leadership

Elders2017

 

The Council of Elders is the governing body of The Peoples Church. It is made up of 17 representatives elected from the active membership to serve three-year terms. It is responsible for the spiritual, financial, physical and overall welfare of the church and assists the pastors in administering the sacraments or ordinances.

The Council of Elders meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Robertson Room. All members of The Peoples Church community are welcome to attend; or contact the chair or another elder prior to a monthly meeting to be included as part of an evening's agenda.

 

MEMBER POSITION(S) / APPOINTMENT(S) E-MAIL
Alan Canady *2018 Chairperson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Thad Morgan *2018 Clerk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Gary Dawson *2019 Treasurer  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Paul Babbitt *2018 Welcome Ministry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Mimi Burpee *2017 Community Engagement Ministry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Jodi Cook *2019 Campus Ministry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Ben Eysselinck *2018 Worship Ministry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Kathleen Hawkins *2017 Campus Ministry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Beth Lundy *2019 Chrisitan Education Ministry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Wallace Markham *2017 Finance Ministry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Robin Matheson *2017 Welcome Ministry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Jennifer Nagel *2019 Building & Grounds Ministry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Jan Reed *2017 Building & Grounds Ministry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Barbara Scott *2019 Community Engagement Ministry (none)
Dot VanLooy *2018 Christian Education Ministry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Lew Worthington *2019 Worship Ministry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Wayne Budde *2018 Personnel Ministry  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     
EX-OFFICIO MEMBER    
Rev. Andrew Pomerville Senior Pastor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Rev. Drew Filkins Associate Pastor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Rev. Betsy Aho Associate Pastor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Wes Reedy Personnel Committee Chairperson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Cindy Carson Past President, Women of Peoples Church This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

This list reflects the Council of Elders membership for the session beginning Jan. 1, 2017.

*Notes each member's term-ending date as of Dec. 31. 

Pastor AndrewEveryone matters. Whoever you are, wherever you are from, and wherever you may or may not be going, you mean something. Your ideas, faith, doubts, fears, and inclinations are important and God places great value on you. You matter.

I am honored to be the senior pastor at The Peoples Church, where we celebrate the radical notion of God’s love, care, and concern for all people – the young, old, married, single, learners, teachers, faithful, and doubtful. This is a congregation that shows the inclusive acceptance of God’s love in Jesus Christ and makes it abundantly known in the way we relate to one another, grow with one another, serve with one another, and find ways for all others to be a part of this family.


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Pastor DrewIt is my honor and privilege to serve as Associate Pastor here at The Peoples Church. I am excited about leading our Christian Education efforts - from littlest ones to the most senior and everyone in between. During my time as a pastor, I have found it most rewarding to help others learn about and apply the Bible to their own lives. My hope and dream is that we can continue to nurture an environment where faith, spirituality and the Bible can be discussed with openness and honestly.

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I am immensely proud to be part of a welcoming worshiping community that values relationships with MSU and Lansing area communities, as well as relationships with organizations across the country and the globe. We have so much to offer each other!  I believe our congregation appeals to students and the wider community because we are a church that values honest discussion about our faith and our doubts as we strive to respond to the ways God is calling us to worship, live and work in the world. All are welcome on the journey.

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