Community Ministries Committee
Serves as a bridge between our congregation and the surrounding community in assisting with on-going and new community ministries and services. Find a list of opportunities to serve in the community on the “In The Community” page.
Chairperson: Judy Aikens
Council Liaison: Susan Boatwright
The Educational Ministries Committee works to provide spiritual educational opportunities to meet the needs of members and visitors of all ages. The committee oversees all Sunday School classes, the Confirmation program, the church library, various study groups, and other educational programs. The committee also coordinates the following volunteer opportunities: Sunday school teachers, Confirmation mentors, vacation bible school volunteers, art camp volunteers, and a library coordinator. Please contact the committee for more information about serving in any of these roles.
Chairperson and Council Liaison: Mollie Barrow
The Fellowship Committee organizes fellowship activities.
Council Liaison: Carol Miller
The Finance Committee is charged with preparing a draft budget for all church operations for the succeeding year and submitting it to the congregation for approval. It monitors results against this budget throughout the year and exercises oversight of all financial affairs of the congregation making sure they are being conducted efficiently with particular attention to prompt payment of all obligations. It is also responsible for the congregation’s investments and insurance program and for annual audits of all accounts.
Chairperson: Jean Mehlman
Treasurer: Rachel Quesada
Lutheran Campus Ministry (LCM) Directing Committee
The LCM Directing Committee works to develop creative ways to involve Clemson University students in the life of the congregation and to represent the needs and interest of these students in their academic vocations. The committee hosts the weekly Wednesday Night meal and program, annual student appreciation Christmas party, coordinates Welcome and Godspeed events at the beginning and end of each semester, coordinates outreach visits to incoming high school seniors and LCM alumni, assists in the formulation and control of budget and fundraising activities, and participates in strategic planning for LCM activities at University Lutheran.
Chairperson: Dan Shonka
Council Liaisons: Pastor Josh Kestner
Student Representatives: Zoie Bowers
Mutual Ministry Committee
The Mutual Ministry Committee provides pastoral support, serves as a listening post for the congregation, and encourages pastoral continuing education.
Chairperson: Molly Parkhill
Members: Pastor Jon Heiliger, Pastor Josh Kestner, Kerry Smith, Lena Jones, Zoraya Rockow
The Personnel Committee oversees the evaluation and compensation recommendation process to be carried out by the assigned committees, reviews job descriptions and evaluation guidelines, processes evaluations, and reports to council.
Chair and Liaison: Molly Parkhill
Property Chair: John Fulmer
Worship and Music: Jan Fritz
Council President: Molly Parkhill
Pastors: Jon Heiliger and Josh Kestner
The Property Committee oversees a variety of programs designed to protect and preserve all property of the congregation. The committee will act on a recurring basis to maintain, repair, and/or improve the premises, both within and around our church buildings. The committee generally meets once a quarter unless something arises requiring quick attention. The focus and budget of the committee covers maintenance of buildings, grounds, all equipment (HVAC, lawn, cleaning, etc.), church vehicles, and assessment of future needs.
Chairperson: John Fulmer
Council Liaison: Stephen Avery
Chairperson: Marty High
Council Liaison: Katie Caterino
The Stewardship Committee leads the congregation’s growth in giving of Time, Talent and Treasure by developing a year around program of Stewardship awareness. The committee conducts the Fall Stewardship Campaign to provide members the opportunity to offer their abilities, time, and financial support to Christ and His Church.
Chair: Marty High
Council Liaison – Rachel Quesada
Worship and Music Committee
The Worship and Music Committee is responsible for insuring that the worship and music programs provide an enriching and fulfilling experience for the congregation and visitors. The committee assists the church council in seeing that the services of God’s house are conducted regularly and in accordance with the liturgy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, that ushers are recruited and trained, and that hymnals and other devotional materials are provided and properly cared for. It also supervises the choirs of the congregation, arranges for the care of the paraments, vestments, and musical instruments.
Chairperson: Jan Fritz
Council Liaison: Cindy Donnan
The Youth Ministries Committee provides opportunities for children and youth to learn about their faith. The committee’s mission is to teach our youth to serve in the church and the community.
Chairperson: Marion Fisher
Council Liaison: Mollie Barrow