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:  Katie Caterino                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Education and Youth Committee

The Education and Youth Ministries Committee works to provide spiritual educational opportunities to meet the needs of members and visitors of all ages.  he 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.  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:   Mollie Barrow 
Council Liaison:  Sam Plonk                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Fellowship Committee

The Fellowship Committee organizes fellowship activities.

Chairperson:   Annette Godsey 
Council Liaison:  Carol Miller                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Finance Committee

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 
Council Liaison: Tamie Herin

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 Liaison: Pastor Josh Kestner
Student Representative: 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.

Members: Pastor Jon Heiliger, Pastor Josh Kestner, Kerry Smith, Lena Jones, Zoraya Rockow

Personnel Committee

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: 
Property Chair: Jim Keogh
Worship and Music: Jan Fritz
Council President: Steven Avery
Pastors: Jon Heiliger and Josh Kestner

Property Committee

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.

To report any general property concerns please email the Chairperson.  For urgent concerns please contact the Chairperson via text.  Contact information for the Chairperson can be found on the Instant Church Directory available online. 

Chairperson:  Jim Keogh 
Council Liaison:  Stephen Avery and Michael Scott

Reconciling Works

Chairperson:  Marty High
Council Liaison: Molly Parkhill                                                                                                                                                                          

Stewardship Committee

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.

Council Liaison – Jim Jones

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