Thank You Centennial for sharing Our Visions through surveys, interviews and committee inputs.


 Are we ready to be vibrant, relevant and faithful to God’s vision for us?

Yes! Centennial will live our mission to welcome ALL people and create authentic, active, thinking followers of Jesus who go out and build loving and just communities. To attain this, we have six goals involving:

 

• One Church - Two Campuses

• Communication

• Faith Formation

• Loving, Authentic, and Inclusive Community

• Mission and Outreach

• Worship and Music

 

For more detailed information read the full Strategic Plan: CLICK HERE

 

Centennial’s Strategic Plan Introduction

 

Centennial's Strategic Plan Goals 1-3

 

Centennial's Strategic Plan Goals 4-6

 

 


Foreword

In May 2021, The Church Council appointed a team of twelve Centennial United Methodist Church members to develop a strategic plan that would guide Centennial’s ministries for the next three to five years.

The Reverend Mary Kay DuChene, who specializes in helping congregations develop strategic plans, coached the Strategic Planning Team. Additionally, CUMC Pastors Brian Hacklander, Whitney Sheridan, and Jennifer Anderson advised the team.

The team used a data driven approach. The data sources were the results of the 2019 All-Church Survey and the twenty-eight follow-up interviews, the June 2021 financial report, and forty interviews conducted by the strategic planning team members between May and July of 2021.

Throughout the strategic plan development process, the team made every effort to preserve the traditions and values that are the foundation of CUMC’s strong ministries. Therefore, the team first answered the question: Who are we as a congregation?

Next the team sought to identify areas for future focus that would ensure that CUMC remained vibrant and relevant in a dynamic world. Therefore, the team pondered the question: Who do want to become as a congregation?

And, finally, the team explored paths that the church could take to make what we hope for become a reality. Therefore, the team tackled the question: How can we get from where we are to where we want to be?

The report is organized into three sections. The first section details “Who We Are,” that is, what do we value and prize as a congregation? The second section is “Where are We Going” and lays out the six strategic goals that the team has identified with possible approaches to reach these goals. The concluding section, “Plan Adoption, Tracking, and Reporting” details the framework to ensure implementation of the goals.

The Strategic Planning Team hopes that Centennial United Methodist Church will continue to be a source of faith formation, discipleship, and the creation of authentic, active, thinking followers of Jesus where ALL are welcome. We hope that the congregation finds this plan energizing and compelling as we move forward in the future at Centennial.
Respectfully submitted

The 2021 Strategic Planning Committee:
Trever Ball and Randy Oelschlager (co-chairs), Carolyn Gwi, Danny Mishek, Debby Newman, Derek Vandenburgh, Erma Comstock, Jerry Matchett, Karen Ketola, Linda Barrows, Marsha Linden, Raquel Konzem

 

Who We Are

As the congregation of Centennial United Methodist Church, we value….

• Faith Development for All Age Groups

• A Sense of Family and Community

• An Opportunity to Love Our Neighbor with Socially Conscious Outreach

• Our Involved Pastors

• A Loving, Authentic, and Inclusive Community

• Our Music Programs

 

Where We Are Going

To live our mission and remain vibrant in an ever-changing world, six strategic goals have been identified. The full strategic plan provides a complete definition of each goal, possible strategies for successful implementation, and groups or individuals who might be involved in attainment of these goals.

 

 

 

• Goal 1: One Church - Two Campuses

Centennial United Methodist Church will fully embrace and implement the goal of One Church - Two Campuses through a shared mission statement and dedicated leadership that recognizes the strength in working together and acknowledges that there are varying pathways to become authentic, active, thinking followers of Jesus.

 

 

 

• Goal 2: Communication

Centennial United Methodist Church will have a dynamic and engaging multi-media presence that provides effective and easy communication with church congregants and with the broader local, state, national, and international communities.

 

 

 

• Goal 3: Faith Formation

Centennial United Methodist Church will strengthen its mission of building authentic, active, thinking followers of Jesus through a variety of increased faith formation opportunities that meet people where they are on each of their faith journeys.

 

 

 

• Goal 4: Loving, Authentic, and Inclusive Community

Centennial United Methodist Church members will be actively and openly living their commitments to be Reconciling and Racial Reconciling congregations.

 

 

 

• Goal 5: Mission and Outreach

Centennial United Methodist Church is known as a welcoming, supportive place for ALL throughout the local and worldwide community because of the actions we take within and outside the church walls.

 

 

 

• Goal 6: Worship and Music

Centennial United Methodist Church will maintain excellence in worship services and music programs and will continue to meet the needs of the congregation at both campuses by offering uniquely different experiences that reflect the makeup of the diverse congregations.

 

 

 

Plan Adoption, Tracking and Reporting

The Strategic Planning Committee considered three basic questions for successfully implementing the goals identified for action.

• How to achieve original approval and adoption of the plan?

• How to communicate and discuss the plan with all church members?

• How to track and report progress of achievements on a regular basis

 

First, the plan was accepted as complete by the Strategic Planning Committee, then presented to the Church Council for approval. Following Council approval, copies will be made available to the membership.

 

A town hall discussion will be scheduled on each campus following a Sunday service in addition to a virtual session on a weekday evening to respond to questions and comments from congregants.

 

The Church Council would then appoint a support team to track and report actions toward achievement of the goals periodically.

 

For more detailed information read the full Strategic Plan: CLICK HERE

Centennial Members and Friends,

 

The Centennial Board of Trustees met Monday night and adopted the following policy--note that there is no change for any SAP campus activities, but there is a change for all Roseville campus activities. Here it is:

 

Masks are recommended but not required for all activities at the Roseville campus, including worship, with the exceptions that:

  • masks are required in the chapel for live streaming worship,

  • and at the June 5th combined-campus farewell worship service for Pastor Brian..

 

Masks are required for all activities at the St. Anthony Park campus, including worship;.

 

Accordingly for Sunday Kids' FaithWalk activities:

  • At Roseville masks are be recommended, but not required

  • At SAP masks continue to be required for FaithWalk.

 

For Children and Family activities (like Milestones and Family Zone), mask policies will be determined on a case by case basis and communicated to participants prior to the event.

 

Note that the Trustees will continue to monitor the pandemic and these provisions may change in the future.

 

Thank you to the Trustees for their work in carefully following the scientific data, seeking to follow CDC recommendations, seeking to listen to all groups in the church, and making these decisions over the last 2+ years.

 

Pastor Brian

 

CENTENNIAL UMC LAY LEADERSHIP FOR 2022-2023

Both campuses unless otherwise noted

Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development

CHURCH COUNCIL

         Church Council Chair: ........................................................................... Derek Vandenburgh

         Vice Chair:...................... (2022-23 council member to be elected by the new Church Council)

         Recording Secretary:................................................................................................................. Erma Comstock

         Staff-Parish Relations Co-chairs: ....................................... Alan O’Donnell, Suzanne Sancilio

         Finance Chair:................................................................................................... Jeff Cadwell

         Financial Secretary:.................................................................................... Miles Fredenburg

         Board of Trustees Chair: .................................................................................. Dick Barrows

      Board of Trustees Vice Chair: ................................................................................ Mike Ash

         Treasurer:......................................................................................................... Bob Milligan

         Children & Family Ministry Co-chairs: ................................... Christina Ihnen, Joy O’Donnell

         Youth Ministry Support Team Chair: ............................................................. Andy Combites

         Church and Society Co-chairs: .................................................. Bonnie Koch, Anita Mayfield

         Inviting Ministries (Roseville) Chair: ................................................................ Laurie Resch

         Reconciling & Welcoming Team Co-Chairs:............................ Deb Dietzman, Marsha Linden

         Centennial for Racial Justice Co-Chairs:........................................ Karensa Fischer, Sara Metz

         Worship/Music (Roseville) Chair: ..................................................................... Vicki Griffin

         Hospitality (Roseville) Co-Chairs: ......................................... Diane Anderson, Dodie Woodis

         UMW President: ........................................................................................ Diane Anderson

         Foundation President: ........................................................................................ Deb Dickey

Visual Arts Ministry Team Leader:...................................................................... Jean Malzer

Lay Members of Annual Conference (for May 2023 session)..................... Amy Swalley, TBD

......................................................................................................... Michael Webster, TBD

Appointed Fulltime Clergy:......................... Dave Comstock, Whitney Sheridan, Jen Anderson

Director of Operations: ................................................................................. Lloyd Nicholas

Director of Roseville Music: ............................................................................. Jerry Salitros

Director of SAP Music: .................................................................................. Eric Bjorklund

PROGRAM TEAMS

Reconciling-Welcoming Ministry Team

         Co-Chairs:.............................................................................. Deb Dietzman, Marsha Linden

         Team Members:.................... Nan Carlson, Debby Newman, Wendy Lucas, Krystyna Mattison

        

Centennial for Racial Justice Team

         Co-Chairs: .................................................................................. Karensa Fischer, Sara Metz

         Recorder (s):.................................................................................................. Amy Hostetler

         Members at Large:....................................... Carolyn Gwi, Constance Gruen, Deena Strohman

                                    ..................................................................... Jerry Matchett, Pamela Isham

         Staff:      ........................................................................ Whitney Sheridan, Amanda Schultz

 

Inviting Ministry (Roseville) Team

         Inviting Ministries Chair: ................................................................................. Laurie Resch

         Welcome Center Coordinators:....................................................... Laurie Resch, Dave Resch

         Members at Large:........................................ Mike Pederson, Carol Johnson, Mim Heggerston

                                    ................................................... Mark Schaber, Jodi Schaber, Lisa Schuler

         Senior Pastor:............................................................................................... Dave Comstock

         Staff Liaison:..................................................................................................... Julie Elholm

Children and Family Ministry Team

         Chair:.................................................................................... Christina Ihnen, Joy O’Donnell

         Members at Large: .......................................... Karen Ketola, Christa Potter, Deena Strohman

         Staff: .................................................................................... Jen Anderson, Amanda Schultz

Youth Ministry Support Team

         Chair: .......................................................................................................... Andy Combites

         Members at Large: .............................................. Viet Tong, Mary Betinsky, Karen Johnstone

         ..................................................................... Melissa Wagner, Greg Harvey, Carrie Sundberg

         Youth Ministries: ........................................................................................ Amanda Schultz

Visual Arts Ministry Team

         Chair:................................................................................................................ Jean Malzer

Class of 2022-23

Class of 2023-2024

Class of 2024-25

Jean Malzer

Gayland Bender

Steve Rohde

John Rieke

Heidi Jensen

Tammy Nara

Gordon Dietzman

Tom Anderson

Worship/Music Ministry Team (Roseville)

         Chair:............................................................................................................... Vicki Griffin

         Worship Appointments Coordinator:............................. Robb Null, Deanna Null, Mark Meyer

         Communion Stewards:.............................. Tracy Fodstad, Mike & Sue Pederson, Jodi Schaber

         ................................................................................................ Dave Woodis, Dodie Woodis

         Head Ushers:........................................................................ Suzanne Sancilio, Vance Morey

         Sunday Morning Roseville Director of Music:.................................................... Jerry Salitros

         Funeral Coordinators (both campuses):........................... Pat Torgrimson, Tracie Vandenburgh

         Wedding Coordinator (both campuses):......................................................... Amanda Schultz

         Roseville AV Coordinator...................................................................................... John Misa

         Members at Large:.................................................... Mark Meyer, Chris Rohde, Steve Rohde

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEES

Mission Committee

Chair:      ...................................................................................................................... TBD

Local, Annual Conference, USA Coordinator:.................................................. Mary Hopkins

International Coordinator:................................................................................... Ron Phillips

         UMW Liaison:................................................................................................ Mary Hopkins

         Operation Classroom Coordinator:.................................................................... Kathy Nelson

         Members at Large:.............................. Ezekiel Gwi, David Wright, Jenna Harvey, Gail Hagen,

                                                                                                      Randy Oelschlager, Deena Strohman

        

Church and Society Committee

Co-Chairs:................................................................................ Bonnie Koch, Anita Mayfield

         Dorothy Day Center:............................................................... Nancy Jacob, Nancy O’Malley

         Habitat for Humanity:......................................................................................... Jack Griffin

         Members at Large:....................................... Louise Gallagher, Janie Johnson, Marsha Linden,

         ........................................................................................ Sally McCarville, Deena Strohman

Refugee Coordinator:..................................................................................... Anita Mayfield

        

Hospitality Committee (Roseville)

Co-Chairs:............................................................................ Diane Anderson, Dodie Woodis

Callers: ……………………........... Judy Jacobsen, Norene Feldsien, Betty Jordahl, Jean Bendt

         Funeral Food Service Coordinators:........................ Sally McCarville, Chris Lund, Liz Murray

         RARES:     ....................................................................... Julia Nordling, Mary Ann Krinkie

         Funeral Coordinators (both campuses):........................... Pat Torgrimson, Tracie Vandenburgh

         At Large Members: ................................................. Diane Rae, Lucinia Coles, Carol Johnson

         ............................................................................... Ramona Mogg, Lisa Sayler, Anne Zitnak

        

Care Team Ministries

Co-chairs:................................................................................ Peggy Rhodes, Julia Nordling

         Library Committee

         Coordinator:....................................................................... Pastor Jen Anderson, Harold Way

         Members at Large:............................................................... Elissah Becknell, Bonnie Bougie

Records and History:

         Coordinator:.................................................................................................. Thelma Boeder

 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

            Board of Trustees

Chair:  Richard Barrows

Vice Chair: Mike Ash

Director of Operations (without vote): Lloyd Nicholas

Class of 2022-23

Class of 2023-24

Class of 2024-25

Dale Noyed

Jim Berg

Keith Carlson

Dick Barrows

Mike Ash

Paul Jensen

Todd Ballen

Julie Jacob

Don Blakeslee

            Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development

Chair:  New Lead Pastor Dave Comstock

Class of 2022-23

Class of 2023-24

Class of 2024-25

Karen Ketola

Sarah Glew Leach

Karen Rudd

Nan Carlson

Amy Elholm

___________

Debby Newman

Raquel Maas

Laurie Resch

Finance Ministry Team

Chair: .................................................................................................................. Jeff Cadwell

Financial Secretary: ...................................................................................... Miles Fredenburg

Treasurer:   ......................................................................................................... Bob Milligan

Head Counter: .................................................................................................... Mark Meyer

Trustee Representative: (selected by Trustees)............................................................ Mike Ash

Member at Large (Roseville): .............................................................. Co-chair of Stewardship

Member at Large (Saint Anthony Park): ............................................... Co-chair of Stewardship

Checkbook Reconciler:........................................................................................... Liz Murray

Pledge Recorders:..................... (one rep on team) Karen Johnson, Mark Meyer, Chris Lund (alt)

Church Council Chair: .............................................................................. Derek Vandenburgh

Staff-Parish Relations Committee Representative: ............................................ Alan O’Donnell

Stewardship Co-Chairs:  ........................................................... Cliff Yentes, Wynn Richardson

Lay Member to Annual Conference.......................................... (to be decided by Lay Members)

Lead Pastor:     (without vote).......................................................................... Dave Comstock

Director of Operations (without vote)................................................................. Lloyd Nicholas

           

            Stewardship Team

Co-Chairs:................................................................................ Cliff Yentes, Wynn Richardson

Staff:............................................................................ Pastor Dave Comstock, Lloyd Nicholas

            Staff-Parish Relations Committee

Co-chairs:  Alan O’Donnell and Suzanne Sancilio

Class of 2022-2023

Class of 2023-24

Class of 2024-2025

Wendy Rahn

Kathy Welte

Alan O’Donnell

Suzanne Sancilio

Jayne Harris

Amy Hostetler

Rich Danila

Eric Parker

Nick Davenport

            Lay Member to Annual Conference:................................................................ Michael Webster

Clergy (without vote):   Dave Comstock, Whitney Sheridan, Jen Anderson

Centennial Foundation Board

President: Deb Dickey

NEW Class of 2024-2025

Class of 2022-23

Class of 202-24

Paul Prawdiuk

Danny Mishek

Tracie Vandenburgh

Gary Malzer

Linda Barrows

Maureen Petersen

Louise Gallagher

Pam Beverlin

            Lead Pastor (without vote):............................................................................... Dave Comstock

 

Contemplative Garden: Making the church grounds beautiful and welcoming is a great gift to members and the community! Surrounding the Contemplative Garden's labyrinth with colorful plantings creates a peaceful atmosphere. for prayer and memorial services. There is a Garden Brochure on the Connection Point's Reading Rack. Or CLICK HERE to read the PDF.

 

The Remembrance Tree, on the wall, in the N.E. corner of the Contemplative Garden is where members past and present have their names engraved on a leaf of the tree, (cost $500.00, for future garden maintenance) Some have chosen to have a service of committal of cremains to the earth there. Contacting the pastor for time and date.

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