Our talented members are also very active volunteers who help lead our church with a wide array of ministries. They include:
Chairperson: John Lindahl
Vice-Chairperson: Val Hausman
Secretary: Kathleen Jenkins
Treasurer: Tom Sharp
Financial Secretary: Reed Brunzell
2021 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.
Rob Thomas, chair
Reed Brunzell, Cal Isaacson, Denise Johnson, Luke Knotts, 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
Gary Isaacson, Sandi Hotchkiss, Terese Hunt, Andrea Johnson, Joan Johnson, Ruth Johnson, Kurt Kovacic, JoAnn Larson, Thom Morris, Deb O’Donovan, Jim Ryan, 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.
Karen Bowen, co-chair
Mike Magnusson, co-chair
Eric Fogel, Carmela Heintzelman, Sue Kelly, Kari Lindahl, Joan Wallgren
Missions Committee: Allocates financial support to a dozen local, national and international missions, and also supports 19 missionaries who serve on five continents.
Rick Schultz, chair
Jennifer Brunzell, Julie Hextel-Ryan, Mary Beth Kovacic, 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.
Rene Nelson, co-chair
Jane Rivi, co-chair
Patsy Carlson, Dave Johnson, Aaron Kaat, Barbara Kazanjian, Robin Magnusson, Roger Schmitt, Kim Steiner
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.
Nadia Jimenez, chair
Jae Jang, Marilynn Nelson, Darlene Murphy, Greg Pence, Vickie Pence, Kitti Steiner
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.
Claire Macfarland, co-chair
Lisa Magnuson, co-chair
Inger Eiesland-Schultz, Bonnie Hawkinson, Judy Isaacson, Cam Johnson, Meg Madvig, Colette Quackenbush