As the senior governing body of The First Religious Society, the Parish Committee ensures that all aspects of the church function effectively for the current membership while also acting as stewards of the church’s long-term interests. They are responsible for hiring and managing the staff. They are expected to organize the annual meeting and make sure the wishes of the meeting are fulfilled. Working closely with the minister, they work to fulfill the mission of the church, ensure that the bylaws are followed, and oversee the work of all committees. They also regularly chair all-council meetings to foster communication between the committees.
Parish Committee 2014-2015
Front: Rick MacDonald (electronically present), Dollina Borella, Eric Darling (co-chair), Stephanie Hackbarth (co-chair); back: Mary Hult, Lisa Sama, Jackie Schaefer