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Three Advisory Councils act as consulting bodies to our Pastor. Their purpose is to implement the pastoral plan which is to form members in a stewardship way of life through educational opportunities, community service opportunities, enrichment opportunities, and liturgical celebration, which praises God and demonstrates unity with the diocesan and universal Catholic church in order to give the parish a Catholic identity and to make the parish self-sufficient.

Contact the respective Council Chair if you are interested in becoming involved in one of these Councils.

Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council assists the Pastor in the vision of what St. Francis of Assisi Parish is called to become. They help establish goals and objectives aimed at fulfilling the pastoral plan, and assess the spiritual and non-spiritual needs of the parish.  The near-term focus of the Council is to begin to implement the new Diocese norms for the Council to "move from 'maintenance' mode of operation to a more 'mission' mindset to better meet our diocesan goals of 1) Growing in Holiness; 2) Forming Intentional Disciples; and 3) being Sent to Witness."

Parish Pastoral Council members are assigned to an area of ministry as a liaison to the Council. If a parishioner has concerns, knowledge or suggestions to share, they can contact the liaison for that area of ministry as their voice to the Council. Some members of the Council are elected by parishioners while others are appointed by the Pastor.

The Parish Pastoral Council meets the third Wednesday of the month.


Jeff Chan


Jeff Chan, Chair

Paul Durham, Vice Chair

Linda Howard, Secretary

Cheryl Coffelt

Glenda Griest

Seth Hampel

Chris Johnmeyer

Clark Parmley

John Walraven

Finance Council

The Finance Council is a mandated consultative body which advises the Pastor and Parish Pastoral Council regarding stewardship of parish financial resources, matters pertaining to the business and financial management of the parish, and professional financial analysis. Members are appointed by the Pastor.
The Finance Council meets the second Wednesday of the month.



Greg Eck


Greg Eck, Chair
Carrie Bellm
Mike Ecker
Glenda Griest
Danny Marra
Marc Rohr

The Stewardship Council helps the Pastor guide the development of stewardship within the parish. The Council is responsible for the development and implementation of the parish stewardship program. Members are selected by the Pastor or Council Chair.

The Stewardship Council meets the fourth Wednesday of the month

Stewardship Council


Julie Clark


Julie Clark, Chair
Adriana Howe
Joy Steffes
Deacon Gary Steffes
Toni Eisenga


Minutes from the monthly Parish Pastoral Council meetings are shared with parishioners to provide transparency and encourage shared ownership of our mission to be a stewardship-focused parish. Contact the parish office with any questions.


January 17, 2024
February 21, 2024
March 20, 2024
April 17, 2024
May 15, 2024
June 19, 2024
September 18, 2024

October 16, 2024

November 20, 2024
December 18, 2024


January 18, 2023
February 15, 2023
April 19, 2023

May 17, 2023
June 21, 2023
September 20, 2023
October 18, 2023
November 15, 2023


January 19, 2022
February 16, 2022
March 16, 2022
April 20, 2022
May 18, 2022
June 15, 2022
August 17, 2022
September 21, 2022
October 19, 2022
November 16, 2022

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