CUMC Leadership Structure
The Leadership Council is designed to have effective and efficient decision-making in light of the larger mission of CUMC to make disciples of Jesus Christ serving Carlisle and beyond. We have 9 elected Leadership Council members who each oversee an area of ministry and mission within the church. Each area has teams that make the ministry happen that involve over 100 of our members! The lead pastor, Rev. James VanZandt, and associate pastor, Rev. Mira Hewlett, are non-voting members of the Leadership Council.
This comparison chart will help you see how our old structures within the three churches translate to how CUMC functions today. We have been blessed to decrease meetings and increase ministry through this alternative structure.
The Leadership Council meets on the third Monday of every month in the Library. Any schedule changes will be announced in the Midweek Minute as they are made and posted on the kiosk in the Gathering. Executive Sessions start at 5:00pm and are followed by Open Sessions starting at approximately 5:45pm.
If you are interested in connecting with one or more of the areas listed, contact Pastor Jim or one of our Council Members.
leadership council members
Each Leadership Council member is elected to serve a three-year term. Leadership Council members work with a team (or several teams) within an area of the church. If you have a concern in any area, please contact the appropriate Leadership Council member or a pastor.
- Worship: Ron Chipriano and Kerm Leitner
- Serve: Ron Chipriano
- Grow, Adults: Christina Benson and Roger Woods
- Grow, Children & Youth: Kerm Leitner
- Connect: Debbie Goeltsch
- Current Facility: Jeff Boley
- Spring Garden Campus Facility: Jeff Barnes
- Finance: Wayne Henderson
- Personnel: Stephanie Peffer
- Legal Counsel: Bill Bunt
- Budget Overseer: Kathy Charette
- Recording Secretary: Marian Gibble
leadership council minutes
Minutes of the meetings will be posted below, on the kiosk in the Gathering, and in a binder in the church office. Periodically we will remove minutes that are older than six months. If you would like a copy of older Leadership Council Minutes, please contact Wayne Henderson or Pastor Mira.
church hall meetings
Church Hall meetings provide an opportunity for Leadership Council to share updates on their work and answer questions in an informal setting.
Check back for upcoming Church Hall meeting dates.
Previous Church Hall meeting minutes: