Oakland church

Ministry Service Teams

Our ministry teams are long-standing volunteer teams that coordinate closely with our clergy and staff to brainstorm, strategize, make recommendations, recruit volunteers and develop plans on how to effectively do ministry in various areas of church life.

We believe that ministry is for everyone! Our church offers the opportunity for all members and friends to take a full part in the life of the church. For that reason, every member of the church, and those friends who wish it, serve the church through membership in one or more of these Service areas:

Invitation, Welcome, and Fellowship

  • Pastor Laurie and team TBD
  • Our mission is to practice extravagent hospitality, invitation and welcome; and assimilate newcomers into our faith community.

Care and Concern

  • Pastor Laurie with support from many
  • Our mission is to celebrate and care for friends & members of this community and beyond.

Social Media and Systems

  • Nancy Montier, Pastor Laurie
  • Our mission is to get the word out about who we are through social media (website, facebook, weekly emails, electronic media); track and remind volunteers.

Stewardship

  • Pastor Laurie, Office Manager
  • Our mission is to engage members and friends fully in the life of this community, discovering and using their talents for the greater good.

Spiritual Life  (worship & education)

  • Jane Medema.
  • Our mission is to inspire spirituality through our worship services, education and our music programs; to enhance the faith journey of Skyline and the wider community.

Green Team

  • Catherine Kessler & Walter Jones (co-chairs)
  • Our mission is to enhance and maintain the buildings and the sacred ground of the Church, and to and maximize the appropriate use of our facilities, including rentals, and coordinate education about eco-justice for Skyline and beyond

Facilities

  • Michael Armijo

Justice & Witness

  • Nancy Taylor & Mirtha Ninayauer (co-chairs)
  • Our mission is to coordinate charity and justice, locally and globally

Children, Youth, & Families

  • Director TBD
  • Our mission is to advocate for children, youth, and families in all areas of church life, and partner with the preschool and other area CYF groups.

Finance Group

  • Steve Kilgore, Sheila Helms, Carol Dutra
  • Our mission is to plan the annual budget, and long term capital projects for the church, preschool and rentals, monitor, and inform the congregation about status.

Skyline Council

  • Current leaders are listed below.
  • Special service team dedicated to the operations of the church.  These leaders are elected by the community members and meet monthly.

Service Team meetings are ably led, purposeful, and efficient. They are also fun! Ours is a healthy and vibrant church, and the degree of participation in the life of the church is among the highest. Participation is an invitation to bring your gifts and inspiration, have fun, and serve God.

Church Council: July, 2019 – June, 2020

Steve Kilgore             Moderator,  (1 year)
Teresa Jenkins         Treasurer
Carolyn Noble           Vice moderator,
Catherine Kessler    Green Team (& Walter Jones)
Michael Armijo         Facilities
Nancy Taylor             Justice & Witness & Mirtha Ninayauer
Jane Medema            Spiritual Life
…………………              Care & concern, fellowship, membership
…. ……………                Scribe
Pastor Laurie            Minister (non voting)
……………….                CY&F (non voting)
 
OFFICERS
Financial Secretary   Sheila Helms
Personnel                      Steve K, Carolyn N &  Pastor Laurie
Nominating                   Paula & Dave Byrens & Pastor Laurie
Preschool Liaison      Pastor Laurie & TBD?..
Pastoral relations       Dave Byrens & Philippia Pegram
Finance Committee    Steve K, Carolyn N, & Teresa Jenkins  Pastor Laurie

Church Council: July, 2018 – June, 2019

Skyline Council (voting)

Moderator……………………………………. Steve Kilgore

Vice Moderator…………………………….. Carolyn Noble

Interim Treasurer…………………………..Steve Kilgore

Green Team…………………………………..Catherine Kessler & Walter Jones

Justice & Witness………………… ………..Nancy Taylor & Mirtha Ninayauer

Councilor at Large…………………………. TBD

Invitation, Welcome & Fellowship……TBD

Care & Concern……………………………..  TBD

Council Members (non-voting)

Children, Youth & Families……………..Sheryl Johnson

Weddings and Events………………….. Melissa Vee 

Minister ……………………………………… Pastor Laurie

Spiritual Life………………………………… Tom Manley

Treasurer………………………………………Steve Kilgore

Financial Secretary…………………………Sheila Helms

Personnel……………………………………… Steve Kilgore, Carolyn Noble,  Pastor Laurie

Council Scribe……………………………… TBD

Preschool Liason……………………………Pastor Laurie, Anna Quandt

Nominating Committee………………… Paula Byrens, Dave Byrens Pastor Laurie

Pastoral Relations………………………….Philippia Pegram, Dave Byrens

To let us know what your interest or questions are, please email us or call at 510-531-8212.