Boards and Committees

Countryside’s Boards and Committees

Click here for a nomination form: here. Countryside is blessed with a congregation filled with talent and business experience. Our officers and board members are nominated and elected by our members and represent the church body in the various aspects of managing church finances and affairs. The following is a listing of our current lay leadership.

2021 Church Officers    
Moderator Tracey Halvorson E-mail Moderators
Vice Moderator Aubrey Fitzke E-mail Moderators
Vice Moderator Elect Diane Poots E-mail Moderators
Clerk Bonnie Buckland
Treasurer Phil Johnson
2021 Church Council  
Tracey Halvorson Moderator
Aubrey Fitzke Vice Moderator
Diane Poots Vice Moderator Elect
Bonnie Buckland Clerk
Phil Johnson Treasurer
Ann Huxtable-Scates Board of Arts Ministry
Cindy Cronn Board of Christian Education
Katie Gorham Board of Christian Outreach
Nancy Cohen / Bonnie Downer Board of Deacons
Jody Sanders Board of Life Ministries
Sarah May Board of Pastoral Care
Pat Rainbolt Board of Trustees
Derek Kuhr Board of Youth
Bruce Blanchard At-large Member
Mike Bonner At-large Member
Boards and Committee Members    
2021 2022 2023
Board of Arts Ministry (BAM)
   
This board provides sincere, artful and spiritual experiences for the congregation. Meets the evening of the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Contact board chair Ann Huxtable-Scates
Ann Huxtable-Scates (Chair) Marcia Free Tom/Hannah Reilly
Jeri Lundblad Michael Free Adam Steinbach
Trish Newell Diane Hill Ardy Stultz
Board of Christian Education (BOCE)
   
This board brings strength and stability to Countryside’s educational efforts by advising staff and providing both adults and children with educational programs. Meets the evening of the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Contact board chair  Cindy Cronn
Abby Cartwright – Youth Dave/Shelley Boyd Teri D’Agostino
Traci Copple Cindy Cronn (Chair) Carol Goldstrom
Leah Georges Mindy Devall-Wood Morgan Lenigan
Megan Thom Bobbie Escolas
  Nancy Victora
Board of Christian Outreach (BOCO)    
This board nurtures outreach projects, coordinates efforts within the church to develop mission themes, and selects organizations to receive special offering grants.  Meets the evening of the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Contact board chair Katie Gorham
(vacant) Rich/Kris Cecava Linda Bannister
(vacant) Nancy Davis Jim Gilbert
(vacant) Connie Fitzke Katie Gorham (Chair)
Kris Hess Heidi Neumann
Greg Olsen Lori Shrum
Jenn Vinton
Board of Deacons (BOD)    
This board is responsible for any church tasks that are related to worship and fellowship as well as communicating with new members and visitors.  Meets the evening of the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Contact board co-chair(s) Nancy CohenBonnie Downer
Earl Cohen Marcia Blum Amber Bartling
Nancy Cohen (Co-chair) Dale Jones Craig Bartling
John/Amy Kampfe Linda Ashley Leamer Gordon Dickey
Ryan Palmer Susie Owens Bonnie Downer (Co-chair)
Kim Schwartz Lisa Fahrlander
Christian Thom Kim Johnson
Dede Marshall
  Norman Pavey
  Leslie Summers-Day
Board of Life Ministry (BOLM)    
This board oversees all social activities, volunteer coordination and family-based educational classes held at Countryside. Meets the evening of the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Contact board chair  Jody Sanders
Sarah Bend Anna Hardy Caitlynn Kirk
Joyce Gamble Sherrly Lilley Sarah Miller
Deb Hickman Jody Sanders (Chair) Sharon Royers
Mary Watke
Board of Pastoral Care (BOPC)    
This board promotes staff and lay ministry efforts to support, contact and comfort church and community members, focusing on people facing difficult times in their lives.  Meets quarterly in the evening of the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Contact board chair  Sarah May
Allison Evans Vicki Bryant Connie Johnk
Barry Larson Jane Frey Jodie Nichols
Gayle Noble Joni Hensley Annette Sterling
Knolan Hudson
  Sarah May (Chair)  
  Rita Troudt  
Board of Trustees (BOT)    
This board oversees the financial and property concerns for Countryside, including stewardship, budgeting process and regular review of the financial position of the church. Meets the evening of the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Contact board chair  Pat Rainbolt
Doug Dushan Bob Davis Amy Blanchard
Derek Miller Joyce Davis Tim Kerrigan
Pat Rainbolt (Chair) Trish Hoffman-Ahrens Ed Schwartz
Andy Wilson Dave Lundblad Stacey Warner
Board of Youth (BOY)    
This board brings strength and stability to COYO through development, planning and management for our youth programs.  Meets the evening of the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Contact board chair Derek Kuhr
Stacy Ashley Murphy Morgan Chapman Christy Palmer
Mallis Bonner – Youth Derek Kuhr (Chair) Maureen Seymour-Karpf
Emily Ethington Brenda Stursma
Mindy Foral Jeremy Wadhams
Maureen Hornacek    
Jodi Klein    
At-Large Church Council Reps    
Bruce Blanchard Mike Bonner  
Nominating Committee    
Molly Anderson Amy Kampfe
Mary Dircks Jodie Nichols
Dinah Gomez Marc Ward
2020 Conference Delegates    
Bruce Blanchard    
France Blanchard    
Deb McCollister    
Foundation Board    
The Foundation is an independent organization created by the Church to support and supplement the programs and facilities at Countryside. This board is composed of 7 church members.  The Foundation Board meets quarterly.  Contact Foundation President Geoff Kregg
Geoff Kregg (President) Julia Hernandez Matt Atchison
Paul Nelson Mike Murphy Kristina Murphree
  Joe Sacco