2021 Staff-Parish Relations Committee

ImageMemberPositionPhoneService End
DoreenDoreen AlvarezStaff Parish Chair
Lay Delegate
Mike WeaverMike WeaverPastor941-697-1747Automatic
John FurtadoJohn FurtadoLay Leader941-830-01212023
VacantVacantAt Large2023
CrandallDave CrandallAt Large239-826-69432022
Deb HowellDeb HowellAt Large330-441-28522022
MortensenChuck MortensenAt Large530-210-61582023
John McGuireJohn McGuireAt Large941-268-44142021

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.