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: Joan Wallgren
Treasurer: Tom Sharp
2022 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
Denise Johnson, Steve Kanda, Luke Knotts, Bill Milbratz, Peter A. Nelson, Peter C. Nelson, Susan Schmitt, 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, Deb O’Donovan, C. Norman Peterson, Marlyce Peterson, Mary Rhodes, Jane Rivi, 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
Eric Fogel, co-chair
Carmela Heintzelman, Sue Kelly, Kari Lindahl,
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
Julie Hextell-Ryan, Mary Beth Kovacic
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
Dave Johnson, 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.
Cindy Buettgen, Jae Jang, Marilynn Nelson, Darlene Murphy
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, Judy Isaacson, Cam Johnson, Meg Madvig, Kim Steiner
Special Purpose Committee #1: Personnel Committee
Carl Balsam, Karla Fogel, Andrea Johnson, Sam Rivi
Special Purpose Committee #2: Mutual Ministry Committee
Barb Balsam, Chris Christenson, Mollie Sudhoff, Melanie Tornquist