Commissions and Board Meetings

In order to do ministry, Park Avenue UMC relies on boards and commissions led by lay leaders.
There are two categories of commissions and groups:

Administrative/Governing Functions (SPRC, Ad Board, NOW – Membership, Leadership Nomination, Trustees, Finance) and
Programmatic ministries (Adult Education, Children, Youth, Evangelism, Worship, etc.)

If you’re interested in joining the team, please take a moment to review the information about each group’s function and their policies, then contact Kathy Rainey klrainey@parkavechurch.org

Ad Board:  The governing board of the church (a.k.a. Church Council), envisions, plans, implements, an evaluates the ministry of the church. Check out our governing policy

Children’s Council:  

Congregational Care:  



NOW (Nurture Outreach Witness):  This is the council of programmatic ministries. This group meets quarterly and gathers the chairs of each programmatic group or commission (Children, VIP, Worship, Youth, Adult Education, etc.) in order to plan and coordinate ministry throughout the year.  Led by Carla Urban and Erin Kelly-Collins

Nomination and Leadership Development:  

SPRC (Staff-Parish Relations Committee):  This board has many of the same functions that a Human Resources department or a personnel office may have in other organizations.   Chair:  Sherri Boone

UMM (United Methodist Men):  This is our Men’s ministry.  A part of the Minnesota Methodist Conference, but made up of men from our congregation.   President: Bryan Bergh


Worship Commission:  Assists, supports and advises  the minister of worship.  Acts as a representative body of each sub-area of worship ministry (Dance, Music, Usher/Greeters, Media and Sound, First Impressions) so the Sunday service experience keeps its vibrancy and purpose.

Youth Council:  

Policy Making Template