Boards and Committees

Countryside’s Boards and Committees

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.

Church Officers    
Moderator Mary Windle E-mail Moderators
Vice Moderator Russ Schertz E-mail Moderators
Vice Moderator Elect Tracey Halvorson E-mail Moderators
Clerk Bonnie Buckland
Treasurer Phil Johnson
Historian Gloria Ried
Church Council 2018  
Mary Windle Moderator
Russ Schertz Vice Moderator
Tracey Halvorson Vice Moderator Elect
Bonnie Buckland Clerk
Phil Johnson Treasurer
Trisha Hoffman-Ahrens Board of Arts & Music
Peggy Bonacci/Ashley Rainbolt Board of Christian Education
Jeremy Wadhams/Sharon Royers Board of Christian Outreach
Stacey Warner Board of Deacons
Deb Hickman Board of Life Ministries
Juliana Johnson Board of Pastoral Care
Aubrey Fitzke Board of Trustees
Dana Parmentier Board of Youth
Pam Kregg At-large Member
Bruce Blanchard At-large Member
Rev. Eric Elnes Administration
Rev. Chris Alexander Administration
Boards and Committee Members    
2019 2020 2021
Board of Art & Music (BAM)
This board provides sincere, artful and spiritual experiences for the congregation. Meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 7:00 PM. Contact board chair Trisha Hoffman-Ahrens
Michelle Beck Barb Farho Shannon Avard
Roxanne Draper Chris Gilmore (Vice-chair) David Day
Lauren Eurich – Youth Ann Huxtable-Scates Diane Hill
Trisha Hoffman-Ahrens (Chair) Jeri Lundblad Erik Quam
Ed Huddell   Ryan Underwood
Trish Newell    
Christy Palmer    
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 on the 3rd Monday of the month, 7:00 PM. Contact board co-chairs  Peggy BonacciAshley Rainbolt
Ashley Bender Jennifer Beer Cindy Cronn
Peggy Bonacci (Co-chair) Traci Copple Sarah Schulz
Mary Dostal Marian Kaiser Megan Thom
Johann Johnson Ashley Rainbolt (Co-chair) Mindy Wood
Tom Reilly    
Rita Troudt    
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 on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM. Contact board co-chairs Jeremy WadhamsSharon Royers
Cole Clippinger – Youth Peggy Dunn France Blanchard
Monnie Lindsay Becky Knightly Emma Boyd
Sarah Miller Sharon Royers (Co-chair) Nancy Davis
Kris Olberding   Connie Fitzke
Robin Stark   Judy Varner
Karen Staskiewicz    
Jeremy Wadhams (Co-chair)    
Board of Deacons    
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 on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM. Contact board chair Stacey Warner
Jill Champley Earl Cohen Cheryl Clark
Anne Duey Nancy Cohen Dale Jones
Dave Duey Pat Holt Amy/John Kampfe
Jim Gilbert Andrew Mattson Linda Ashley Leamer
Betsy Lay Ryan Palmer Susie Owens
Traci Lenigan Stephanie Sacco Ed Schwartz
Sandy Sueper De Schmierer Kim Schwartz
Stacey Warner (Chair) Lori Shrum  
  Tom/Jenn Vinton  
Board of Life Ministry    
This board oversees all social activities, volunteer coordination and family based educational classes held at Countryside. Meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month, 12:30 PM. Contact board chair Deb Hickman
Chelsey Atchison Margie Bolte Sarah Bend
Jon Bender Deb Hickman (Chair) Amy Blanchard
Jim/Karen Follon Cathy MacInnes Cathy Blomquist
Tara Mattson Valerie Newton Jeanne Cunningham
Renee Siems Diane Scott Rick Royers
Dylan/Mary Sopher    
Board of Pastoral Care    
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.  This board meets quarterly at 6:30 PM. Contact board chair Juliana Johnson
Abby Bjornsen Allison Evans Carrie Clark
Dick Galusha Carlos Figueroa Jane Frey
Pat Galusha Gayle Noble Knolan Hudson
Juliana Johnson (Chair) Claudia Walker Barry Larson
    Sarah May
Board of Trustees    
This board oversees the financial and property concerns for Countryside, including stewardship, budgeting process and regular review of the financial position of the church. This board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM. Contact board chair Aubrey Fitzke
Bob Buckland Bill Bolte Mike Brown
Doug Dushan Brad Carne Bob Davis
Aubrey Fitzke (Chair) Mark Draper Joyce Davis
Kiley Maxwell-Ward Pam Marshall Pat Rainbolt
Larry Weiss Derek Miller  
  Diane Poots  
Board of Youth    
This board brings strength and stability to COYO through development, planning and management for our youth programs.  Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM. Contact board chair Dana Parmentier
Mike Bonner Amy Eurich Stacy Ashley Murphy
Kim Buscher Jim Farho Emily Ethington
Jackson Farho – Youth Mindy Foral Senait Fisseha/Teddy Fesseha
Brad Johnson Sarah O’Leary Maureen Hornacek
Morgan Lenigan Kathleen Samland  
Dana Parmentier (Chair)    
Anji Stanek    
Kidus Tewodros – Youth    
At-Large Church Council Reps    
Pam Kregg Bruce Blanchard  
Nominating Committee    
Margie Bolte Bruce Blanchard Molly Anderson
Bonnie Buckland (Chair) Cindy Cronn Mary Dircks
Kris Olberding Trish Newell Dinah Gomez
  Dana Parmentier  
2018 Conference Delegates    
Mary Johnston    
Jody Sanders    
Russ Schertz    
Mary Windle    
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 meets quarterly.  Contact Foundation President Geoff Kregg
Matt Atchison Geoff Kregg (President) Julia Hernandez
Kristina Murphree Paul Nelson Mike Murphy
    Joe Sacco