Much of the work of the church is accomplished through the efforts and dedication of the Ministry Teams. Each team consists of members and friends of the church under the leadership and direction of the elected elders. The specific teams and a short explanation of responsibilities are described below. Please consider sharing your time and talents to assist any of the following teams in carrying out the good work of the church.
Administration and Finance
The Administration and Finance team develops the annual operating budget in consultation with other ministry teams and staff, presents the draft budget to Session for approval, and tracks revenue and expenses throughout the year. This team also provides for an annual audit, assesses insurance needs, creates policies regarding memorial gifts, and oversees the counting, recording and depositing of church offerings. Administration and Finance works closely with MPC's Financial Administrator. The Administration and Finance team is also responsible for general administrative support to the church and office equipment.
Team Members: Kathy Cooke (Chair & Elder), Rob Bohn (Elder), Monique Ford (Elder), Lisa Faust (MPC Financial Administrator), Nancy Bentrem, Ron Eakin
Team Members: Charlene Bradley (Chair), Jose Rosario (Elder), Angie Veronie (Elder)
Early Learning Center (ELC)
Team Members: Julie Mahoney (Chair), Sally Altman (Elder)
If there's food and it's fun, the Fellowship Ministry Team probably organized it! Team members are responsible for organizing celebrations and feeding the masses at church. Events include church picnics, ice cream socials, a weekly Sunday "Coffee Hour" after worship, and our annual Heritage Dinner where we honor our longest-serving members. Fellowship Ministry works closely with Membership Ministry to provide a welcoming environment for potential members and strengthen the bonds among existing members.
Team Members: Kerri Mohl, Lynn Rickard, Jill Dattel, Sue Holmes
As Jesus sent out his disciples to educate others and grow his followers, so too, do members of the Membership Ministry Team seek to grow the Lord's followers through church membership. Team members welcome church visitors and educate potential members about MPC's culture and beliefs, about our history, and about the various church activities and opportunities that help visitors become more involved, deepen their faith, and find their church home with us. Team members also maintain an accurate listing of all members present and past as directed by the Presbyterian Book of Order.
Team Members: Janice Moore (Elder), Luther Nosssett, Debbie Storey
The Mission Ministry Team serves our Lord as witness of God’s love in our community by spreading the good news of the Gospel, reaching out to those in need, supporting self-sufficiency for all people, and working for a just and peaceful world. The team administers a budget (8.5% of offerings) to support needs identified locally, nationally, and internationally. The team also facilitates special offerings and their disbursements throughout the year. We engage with local community partners to address hunger and homelessness in Prince William County.
Team Members: Leigh Ellen Baca (Chair), Sharon Maimon (Elder), Jo Ann Staebler (Elder), William Johnston, Jade Rosario, Angela Shoemaker, Gene Barndt, Matthew Hostutler
The Personnel Ministry (PM) Team is responsible for the employment and evaluation of non-ordained staff. The PM Team will consult with other appropriate ministry teams on such matters. The PM Team will maintain current job descriptions, meet with each staff member semi-annually, conduct separate annual performance evaluations for both ordained and non-ordained staff, facilitate healthy staff relationships, assist the Head of Staff foster a professional and productive work environment, appropriately recognize milestones reached by the members of the staff and perform all functions designated in the MPC Personnel Policies. The PM Team will prepare an annual Personnel budget, subject to approval by Session.
Team Members: Bob Massie (Elder & Co-Chair), Rick Carter (Co-Chair)
Property and Maintenance
The Property Ministry Team’s goal is to create a safe and pleasant church facility that enriches the worship experience and fosters community outreach. Our primary objective is to make our church home a place that truly reflects the vibrant life of our congregation. The Property Team is responsible for:
- Maintenance and management of the church buildings, grounds, and equipment
- Recruiting volunteers for lawn mowing, ground maintenance, snow removal, and general building upkeep
- Overseeing custodial services and contracts for building maintenance
Maintaining a building that’s nearly 40 years old is expensive and we count on an active team of volunteers to help keep costs down. Whether you can lend a hand once a month or once a year, we're grateful for your help.
Team Members: Mike Mahoney (Chair), Rob Bohn (Elder), Carl Dattel, Al Ferguson, Ray Langley, Don Van Wingerden, and Mike Yelanjian (Elder), with assistance from Office Manager Krista Brocker and Sexton Russell Jackson.
The mission of the Stewardship team is to express our faithfulness through stewardship and show our thankfulness by dedicating our time, talent and treasure to achieve God's work in our Church, in the Community and in the World.
Our goals include the following:
- Create and maintain a Time and Talent database to better support MPC's community
- Increase the number of pledges returned to 90% of MPC's family giving units
- Create and run a successful stewardship campaign and fall pledge drive
- Educate the congregation on Time/Talent/Treasury and the cost to MPC
- Distribute offering envelopes
Team Members: Jim Short (Chair), Sally Altman (Elder), Kathy Cooke (Elder), Monique Ford (Elder), Sharon Mailmon (Elder), Lynn Rickard (Elder), Angie Veronie (Elder)
The mission of the Tech Team is to enhance the spiritual education, worship and outreach of the congregation through effective use of technology. We serve as the single point of contact for all technology needs of the church staff, ELC and ministry teams. The Tech Team coordinates all technological hardsware/software purchases and improvements and is responsible for the following equipment (installed and portable):
- Sound systems
- TV monitors
- Audio/visual players and recorders (VHS/DVD)
- Digital cameras
- Computer network (hardwired and wireless)
- MPC and ELC office equipment (phones computers, printers, copiers, fax)
- MPC and ELC websites
- Security systems
There are many ways to get involved big and small. If you have experience or interest in website development, system administration, network or sound engineering, we could really use your experience - even if only as an occasional technical consultant. If you've had success repairing computers or know how to maintain an equipment inventory, we could also use your help. Or, lend a hand to support the Worship Team by running the sound system on Sundays.
Team Members: Mark Stokes (Elder and Co-Chair), Mike Yelanjian (Elder and Co-Chair), Mike Ford, Tony Haddock, Peter Kimmel, Paul Veronie (Secretary), with assistance from Office Manager Krista Brock
Worship and Music
Team Members: Bill Shoup (Co-Chair), Jeff Shriver, (Elder and Co-Chair)