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.

2022 Church Officers    
Moderator Aubrey Fitzke E-mail Moderators
Vice Moderator Trisha Hoffman-Ahrens E-mail Moderators
Vice Moderator Elect Dan Kuyper E-mail Moderators
Clerk Bonnie Buckland
Treasurer Ed Schwartz
2022 Church Council  
Aubrey Fitzke Moderator
Trisha Hoffman-Ahrens Vice Moderator
Dan Kuyper Vice Moderator Elect
Bonnie Buckland Clerk
Ed Schwartz Treasurer
Becky Knightly Board of Arts Ministry
Teri D’Agostino / Danielle Galvin Board of Christian Education
Katie D’Agostino Board of Christian Outreach
Marcia Blum / Vicki Bryant Board of Deacons
Sherryl Lilley Board of Life Ministries
Jodie Nichols Board of Pastoral Care
Doug Dushan Board of Trustees
Maureen Seymour-Karpf Board of Youth
Rick MacInnes At-large Member
Mike Bonner At-large Member

 

Boards and Committee Members    
2022 2023 2024
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: Marcia Free
Marcia Free (Chair) Kim Schwartz Bobbie Escolas
Michael Free Adam Steinbach Becky Knightly
Karen Easterling Ardy Stultz Amy Stoddard
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 chairs: Teri D’Agostino   or Danielle Galvin

 

Dave/Shelley Boyd Teri D’Agostino (Co-Chair) Aly Amstutz
Abby Cartwright (Youth) Carol Goldstrom Kathy deBoer
Cindy Cronn Morgan Lenigan Danielle Galvin (Co-Chair)

Mindy Devall-Wood

Nancy Victora

Emiko Unno-Gerdes Leah Georges
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:  Lori Shrum
Rich/Kris Cecava Linda Bannister Nancy Behringer
Nancy Davis Katie D’Agostino Ann Duey
Connie Fitzke Jim Gilbert Sarah Long
Kris Hess Heidi Neumann Sandy Sueper
Greg Olsen Lori Shrum (Chair)  
  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-chairs: Marcia Blum or Vicki Bryant
Marcia Blum (co-chair) Kyle Barchus Vicki Bryant (co-chair)
Dave Duey Craig Bartling Karen Follon
Chris Gilmore Gordon Dickey Judy Hartlieb/Daron Kruse
Ferde Goings Lisa Fahrlander Diane Hill
Mimi Goings Mary Johnston Pam Kregg

Madi Hornacek (Youth)

Linda Ashley Leamer

Mary Beth Link

Susie Owens

Dede Marshall

Norman Pavey

Leslie Summers-Day

Donna Trombla

Susan Wagoner

Dave Wingert

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: Sherryl Lilley
Anna Hardy Sharon Royers Jaimee Johanning
Sherryl Lilley Anji Stanek Carrie Leathers
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: Jodie Nichols
Holly Kelley Pam Govier Deb Hickman
Marion Norman Jodie Nichols (Chair) Beth Sparks
De Schmierer Annette Sterling Emily Wadhams
Jessica Vihstadt (youth)    
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: Doug Dushan
Bob Davis Amy Blanchard Geoff Kregg
Joyce Davis Tim Kerrigan John McCollister
Doug Dushan (Chair) David Ried Kathleen Samland
Dave Lundblad Jody Sanders Dan Trombla
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: Maureen Seymour-Karpf
Mallis Bonner – Youth Christy Palmer Karen Fitzgerald
Derek Kuhr Maureen Seymour-Karpf (Chair) David Holtzclaw
Andrew/Tara Mattson Brenda Stursma Breann Lundblad
Deb McCollister Jeremy Wadhams Christian Thom
Susan Petri    
Elaine Wiles – Youth