2019 Staff-Parish Relations Committee

Cindy Rowland Carole Satterfield Linda Thatcher Linda Starck Loretta Barche Cindy Gettle Jessie Choate Judy Spurgeon John McGuire Becky Stephenson Doreen Alvarez Joan Priest
MemberPositionPhoneLast Service Year
Rev. Mike WeaverPastor941-697-1747Automatic
Cindy RowlandAt Large847-636-01182021
Carole SatterfieldAt Large941-473-39082020
Linda ThatcherAt Large941-457-34342020
Linda StarckCo-Lay Leader941-214-8044Automatic
Loretta BarcheCo-Lay Leader941-830-8282Automatic
Cindy GettleAt Large941-697-47162020
Jessie ChoateC0-Chair540-850-07622019
Judy SpurgeonAt Large941-473-05242019
John McGuireAt Large941-698-12242021
Becky StephensonAt Large440-465-86652021
Doreen AlvarezDelegate to Conference941-391-1186Automatic
Joan PriestCo-Chair941-268-49662019

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.