Opportunities for Leadership Administrative Committees 2023

Governing Board: Responsible for the vision, direction, and financial health of the congregation. Membership consists of 12 lay members and the Senior Pastor. Meetings are bi-monthly and an annual retreat.

Lay Leadership Committee: Oversees the identification and development of leadership at St. Luke’s. Creates and nominates the slate of leadership candidates for each annual Church Charge Conference held in December. Meetings are generally held quarterly beginning in January and then monthly from September to December. Senior Pastor Rob Fuquay serves as the chair.

Finance Committee: Oversees the church’s financial health and annual audit, provides financial direction, recommends annual budget, invests funds, and communicates the church’s financial condition to the Governing Board and Church Conference. Meetings are generally held quarterly on Sundays.

Staff Parish Relations Committee: Acts as liaison between staff, clergy and the congregation. Sets policies for lay staff salaries and benefits and approves job descriptions and hiring process. Works to ensure that St. Luke’s is a fulfilling place to work. Members may not be related to a current staff member. Meetings are monthly as needed, varying between Sundays and weeknight.

Trustees of Property: Charged with the care and maintenance of church property. Major items include building repair, roofing, HVAC, long-range building needs and other capital purchases. Meetings are held quarterly or as needed. Much work is also done through email communication.

LAY DELEGATES TO ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Each year the Indiana United Methodist Conference meets in Indianapolis to conduct business and make connections among all United Methodist churches in Indiana. This event is traditionally a three-day event held in May/June.