Board of Elders/Lay Ministry
The Board of Elders at Trinity Lutheran Church and School is also known as the Board of Lay Ministry. The Elders, defined by our Constitution and Bylaws, are male members noted for their Christian knowledge, zeal and experience in the spiritual work of the Kingdom of Christ, who are elected by the congregation.
The basic objectives of this ministry are the spiritual welfare of the pastors and congregation members and the supervision of everything pertaining to congregational worship. The Lay Ministry participates in the personnel selection and ongoing supervision of called staff who do not report to the Day School Board.
The Parish Council at Trinity Lutheran Church and School is made up of members who are elected officers, staff leaders, and leaders of the ministries of the church. The meetings are overseen by the elected Executive Director of the congregation.
The Parish Council is not primarily a decision-making body, but serves as a forum where the activities of the administrative ministries may be discussed, evaluated, and coordinated, and where all such activities may be integrated into an overall congregational program.