2018 Staff-Parish Relations Committee

Rev. Mike Linda Thatcher Linda Starck
Loretta Barche Cindy Gettle Jessie Choate Judy Spurgeon John Dorotics
MemberPositionPhoneLast Service Year
Rev. Mike WeaverPastor941-697-1747Automatic
Linda ThatcherAt Large941-457-34342020
Linda StarckCo-Lay Leader941-214-8044Automatic
Loretta BarcheCo-Lay Leader941-830-8282Automatic
Cindy GettleAt Large941-697-47162020
Jessie ChoateChairperson540-850-07622019
Judy SpurgeonAt Large941-473-05242019
John DoroticsDelegate to Conference941-408-4016Automatic

The SPRC members are proposed by the committee on nominations and leadership development and elected by the charge or church conference. In addition to elected members, the Book of Discipline also requires that a lay member of the annual conference and the lay leader be members of the SPRC.

The SPRC is responsible for encouraging, strengthening, nurturing, supporting and respecting the pastor and staff and their families. Pastors and staff need friendly advisers: people to suggest how best to handle some of the joys, concerns and issues of the church. This function of council determines, in large measure, the degree to which the shared vision can be achieved.

The Staff-Parish Relations Committee meets when needed but at least quarterly. The meetings are in closed session because of the sensitive nature of the discussions.

The committee is comprised of 5 to 9 full or associate members of the church in three classes of three year terms. Excluded are staff members or immediate family members of a staff member and only one person living in the same household.

When vacancies occur during the year, nominees shall be elected by the administrative council.