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The Pastoral Council is a collaborative and consulting body which meets once a month with the Pastor to provide an open, honest, and respectful forum of communication and dialogue regarding parish affairs.

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in meeting room#1.  Members of the church are invited to attend. It is possible that the council meetings may change so please check with a member of the Parish Council Executive Committee to confirm the date and time if you plan to attend.  

Executive Committee

  • Chair, Susan Gallagher
  • Vice-Chair, Ray Traube
  • Secretary, Christina Minkler

Ministry Representatives

  • Rob Hardy: Parish Life
  • Sylvia Brokos: Liturgy
  • Mary Ann Palmer: Connections
  • Julie Lindner: Faith Formation
  • Carolyn Webster: Service
  • John Fisher: Stewardship
  • Iris Hernandez:  Latino Community
  • Brennan Traube:  Youth


  • Bob Roddy
  • Susan Gallagher
  • Kathy Glover
  • Van Christ
  • Ray Traube
  • Sally Raphel

Appointed Members

  • Christina Minkler
  • Brennan Traube: Youth