All Church’s need great leaders and Willowbrook has assembled some of the best. We’ve managed to draw talent from all walks of life and they’ve helped Willowbrook become the Church it is today.
Here are your Church committees and leaders, you can click your choice to expand the results-
Establishes objectives, adopt goals, authorizes action, determines policy, receive reports, evaluates the Church’s ministries and reviews the mission of the Church
Bill Merle, Chairperson
Responsible for providing needed ministerial & staff personal and recommends financial benefits for those persons, promotes positive working relationships between staff and congregation.
Dick Preisendorf, Chairperson
Maintains the Church properties, makes acquisition of new physical assets and makes revisions to old assets. Officers are elected by the Trustees
Coordinates and operates the sound system and lighting in the sanctuary. Also the sound and video system in Wilson Fellowship Hall and the Chapel
John Calhoun, Chairperson
Responsible for financial budgets, pledging and all monetary collections as well as expenditures of all approved financial obligations.
Roberta Kemper & Cheryl Reed, Chairpersons
Responsible for counting the weeks offering and making the bank deposit
Acknowledges funds received as memorials and maintains a list of possible gifts.
Rev. Gary Kennedy, Chairperson
Places persons in Church-related work areas of their choice.
Rolland King, Chairperson
Donna Anderson, Chairperson
Charles Musgrave, Chairperson
Solicits, invests and manages accounts of funds from gifts & bequests given to Willowbrook Foundation. Also after consultation with the Finance & Stewardship committee, invest & manages the accounts fo the Church’s reserve funds.
Deborah Pearson, Chairperson
Plans and coordinates sanctuary worship activities (includes music, communion stewards, acolytes, ushers, sound & lighting and sanctuary/chapel/narthex management.
Sherry Pilar, Chairperson
Prepares communion elements for all communion services.
Fred Poole, Chairperson
Oversees worship services and all sanctuary, chapel and narthex management.
Promotes Willowbrook UMC through appropriate marketing/advertising programs; hosts Sunday morning visitors table and provides a welcoming environment for first time visitors; follow-up with invitations to information meetings and Church Membership; provides opportunities for active participation in Church activities and ministries.
Charles Musgrave, Chairpersons
Oversees the performing arts series.
Saundra Core, Co-chairperson
Marilyn Gudith, Co-chairperson
The Personal Assistance Program (PAP) provides confidential assistance to Willowbrook members, their families and, in some cases the community, in need as a confidential, informational, and educational resource. PAP focuses on related issues concerning three core areas of assistance: personal/medical; financial/mortgage; senior housing/real estate; and resources regarding State & Federal programs. The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Church’s Conference Room.
Makes hearing aids available for use at all regular worship services.
Oversees our annual furniture & rummage sales
Judith Kliewer, Chairperson
Provides spiritual growth opportunities through educational activities.
Carol Jenkins, Chairperson
Maintains an inventory of books, tapes (audio & visual) for use by Church members.
Elizabeth Peck, Chairperson
Coordinates all mission efforts with individual members, liaison with many established mission groups.
Margie Barton, Chairperson
Providing resource materials and seminars on emerging health & welfare issues, ministering to special care needs in the Church and community, raising awareness of health issues of an aging population and sponsoring support groups relevant to the needs of our community.
Diane Nelson, Chairperson
Support group for survivors.
Laurie Lineberry, Chairperson
A Stephen Minister has a one-on-one commitment to a care receiver who has requested a caregiver. Stephen Ministers also visit with homebound persons and support special worship services, such as the Advent Service of Lights and Memorial Sunday Services.
Barbara Christie, Chairperson
Responsible for the Church kitchen and equipment. Makes decisions concerning food handling.
Wally Henry & Cheryl Reed, Chairpersons
Responsible for Memorial Receptions and other events as needed.
Richard Meyer, President
Cheryl Reed, President