The overall purpose of the Governance Advisory Committee is to enable the Board of Trustees to live up to the performance expectations that it has set for itself. This work includes:

  • enabling the Board to update the Church’s Mission Statement and the Board’s Statement of desired Outcomes
  • recommending amendments to policies that the Board has adopted and suggesting new policies that the Board may wish to consider
  • revising governance-related documents at the Board’s request
  • assisting with planning and implementing orientation for new Board members
  • enabling the Trustees to review their own covenant annually
  • assisting with planning periodic Board retreats; and, assuming responsibility for fulfilling governance-related mandates described throughout the Policy Book


Stephanie Cole Adams, Chairperson

Elizabeth Parke, Secretary

Stephanie Cole Adams

Kenneth Manly


First Saturday of the month, 10am-noon, in the Marge Gardner room.