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Church Council

According to the Constitution of LCH, the Church Council “shall have general oversight of the life and activities of this congregation, and in particular its worship life, to the end that everything be done in accordance with the Word of God and the faith and practice of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.” The duties of the Council are described in the bylaws.


The Council is made up not more than twelve voting members elected by the congregation and all called pastors (unless prohibited by state laws governing non-profit corporations). Members normally serve staggered three-year terms. Current members are listed below along with the month their terms end and their committee liaisons. Click on any member’s name for a picture and personal information.

Name (Office)Term EndsCommittee Liaison
Jeff Lilley (Pastor)    
Angela Freeman (Associate Pastor)   Youth
Michael Formby (President) December 2013 Mutual Ministry
Randy Castello (Vice President) December 2013 Worship & Music
Gary Brauer (Secretary) December 2015  
Fred Benco (Treasurer) December 2015 Finance
Naomi Castro December 2014  
Olivia Castro December 2014 Communication
Karen Fay December 2013 Stewardship
Amanda Lippert December 2014  
Lori Nishimura December 2013 Fellowship
April Smith December 2015 Property and Mary Magdalene
Georgine Stark December 2015 Learning Ministry


The Council generally meets on the third Tuesday of each month. The table below shows meeting dates for the current year; the member responsible for devotions and dinner each month; and links to agendas, minutes, and reports from recent meetings.

January Olivia Castro Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF) Reports (PDF)
February April Smith Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF) Reports (PDF)
March Amanda Lippert Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF) Reports (PDF)
April Karen Fay Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF) Reports (PDF)
May Fred Benco Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF) Reports (PDF)
June Mike Formby Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF) Reports (PDF)
July Naomi Castro and Lori Nishimura Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF) Reports (PDF)
August Gary Brauer Agenda (PDF) Minutes Reports (PDF)
September Georgine Stark Agenda Minutes Reports
October Randy Castello Agenda Minutes Reports
November Jeff Lilley and Angela Freeman Agenda Minutes Reports
December Potluck Agenda Minutes Reports

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