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Governance at Plymouth, as approved by the Congregation on Dec. 14, 2014, includes new Bylaws, restated Articles of Incorporation, new Church Policies (amended June 17, 2015 by the Deacons), new Deacons and a Leadership Council consisting of three officers plus board chairs. Here is an organization chart for the new governance. Here is a guide to the Board Duties.

The Deacons are responsible for strategic direction and vision. They use that vision to develop a clear set of objectives to guide the boards and staff in their work. The Deacons also have responsibility for the legal, fiduciary and spiritual affairs of the church. To email Deacons, click on their names: Pat Born (Moderator), Ed Curtiss, Katie Dillon, Claire Kolmodin, Whitney Kruse, Catherine Shreves, Brian Siska (Clerk) , Jim van Iwaarden and Greg Zoidis.

Minutes of the Deacons' meetings are posted here.

Leadership Council officers are: Dan Dressen, Chair; Lynn Moline, Chair-Elect; and Chad Freeburg, Secretary. (Click on their names to email them.) Board chairs and clergy members also belong to the Leadership Council.

Minutes of the Leadership Council are posted here.

Moderator: Pat Born
Clerk: Chad Freeburg
Treasurer: Jim Van Iwaarden
Property Manager: Ed Curtiss
Archivist: Mary Welfling

Lay leaders serve on boards: Community Life, Finance and Administration, Fine Arts, Outreach, Spiritual Formation and Worship.

Boards' minutes are posted here.

Board members were approved at the June 14, 2015 annual meeting. For the board roster, with names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers, click here.


Deacons’ agenda for meeting Feb. 3, 6:30–8:00 p.m., Fireside Room

1. Opening meditation (Carla)

2. Reports

3. Annual Governance Agenda

4. Other matters (strategic, congregational dialogue, fiduciary, other)

5. Next meeting (Carla out of town)

6. Adjourn

Deacons' Annual Governance Agenda 2015–2016, adopted Dec. 2, 2015

“We covenant with you, O God, and one with another, and do bind ourselves in your presence to walk together in all your ways, according as you are pleased to reveal yourself to us in your blessed word of truth.” –Based on the Salem Covenant of 1629

Mission Statement
Plymouth Congregational Church is a progressive faith community grounded in the Christian tradition. In mutual care and with respect for our diverse understandings of God, we seek to embody the radical love and justice found in the life, teachings and spirit of Jesus.

Board minutes prior to June 2015 are restricted to Plymouth members. If you are a member and would like to see them online, please email a request for the password. Minutes also are available in the church library.




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