Church Council

Grand Marais Evangelical Free Church approved a new Constitution at the last business meeting.
The leadership of our Church is now shared by two groups: the Elders and the Deacons (which also includes Deaconesses).

The Elder Board has not changed. The elected heads of all our permanent committees haven’t changed, either. However, the committee heads are now called a Deacon or Deaconess.
The Committees and their respective Deacons/Deaconesses are as follows:

1. Facilities (formerly Trustees): Woodrow Seim
2. Finances (formerly Treasurer): Tim Nelson
3. Children’s Ministries: Gayle Harvey
4. Youth Ministries: Andrea Patten, Youth Director
5. Missions: Tim Ramey
6. Worship: Amymarie Schmidt
7. Fellowship: Deb Veit, Ministry Coordinator

We elect the Deacon/Deaconess of each permanent committee, but the committee itself is nominated by the Deacon and then approved by the congregation at a business meeting.
Another change… we will have ONLY three business meetings a year, under this constitution. We dropped the poorly attended summer business meeting.
Before each business meeting, the Elders and all the Deacons/Deaconesses will meet to share information and set the agenda for the business meeting. This combined group of Elders and Deacons is now called the Church Council.

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