Our talented members are also very active volunteers who help lead our church with a wide array of ministries. They include:
Chairperson: John Wallgren
Vice-Chairperson: Mollie Sudhoff
Secretary: Nadia Jimenez
Treasurer: Tom Sharp
Financial Secretary: Reed Brunzell
2019 Boards and Committees
Board of Trustees: Oversees the organizational governance of our church. Trustees ensure we operate ethically, show fiscal responsibility, and remain true to our mission and values. Also oversee the church pledges, tithes and offerings, and maintain Winnetka Covenant’s property and facilities.
Julie Bromley, chair
Bob Braun, Reed Brunzell, Cal Isaacson, Denise Johnson, John Messina, Bill Milbratz, Peter C. Nelson, Tom Rivi, Tom Sharp
Board of Deacons: Helps the pastoral staff with the spiritual nurture and care of our members. This includes serving communion; interviewing, recommending and welcoming new members; making sure members are informed about major church events; hosting and providing refreshments for special services like funerals and memorials; visiting shut-ins; and organizing card, flower and church greeter ministries.
Jan Annes, co-chair
Steve Sudhoff, co-chair
Carolyn Carlson, Marjorie Eckhardt, Joan Johnson, Norm Johnson, Phil Kazanjian, Kurt Kovacic, Dick Larsen, JoAnn Larson, Robin Magnusson, Maria Moreno, Thom Morris, Deb O’Donovan, Dwight Samuelson, Steve Rhodes, Jim Ryan, Roger Vanoer, Rebecca Young
Board of Christian Formation: Supports the pastoral staff in planning adult and children’s Sunday school, as well as other educational opportunities that encourage Christian growth.
Jan Braun, chair
Karen Bowen, Eric Fogel, Jon Heintzelman, Jr., Dave Johnson, Sue Kelly, Donna Kuhel, Kari Lindahl, Mike Magnusson, Rachel Rescorl, Laura Werling, Jennifer Zitzner
Missions Committee: Allocates financial support to a dozen local, national and international missions, and also supports 19 missionaries who serve on five continents.
Cindy Buettgen, chair
Jennifer Brunzell, Julie Hextel-Ryan, Cam Johnson, Tom Johnson, Mary Beth Kovacic, Dave Moreno, Rick Schultz, Pauline Wang
Outreach Committee: Creates opportunities to connect Winnetka Covenant with our local community. Encourages members to invite and welcome newcomers, and find ways to share our faith with our surrounding neighbors.
Mary Beth Molenaar, co-chair
Rene Nelson, co-chair
Patsy Carlson, Aaron Kaat, Barbara Kazanjian, Linda Kusel, Mary Rhodes, Jane Rivi, Joshua Smith
Worship Resource Committee: Supports the pastors in keeping Winnetka Covenant’s worship experience fresh and meaningful, drawing on creative outlets like music, art and writing to help connect our hearts with God.
Gary Isaacson, chair
Barbara Balsam, Jae Jang, Anna Lund, Thomas Martin, Marilynn Nelson, Kim Steiner, Kitti Steiner, Melanie Tornquist
Nominating Committee: Prepares a slate of candidates each year who will serve in areas of their giftedness and interests to help lead and support our church boards and committees.
Jed Bassett, chair
Bonnie Hawkinson, Judy Isaacson, Karen Isaacson, Kat Knotts, Meg Madvig, Peter A. Nelson, Colette Quackenbush