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 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: Nancy Bentrem (Chair), Lisa Faust (MPC Financial Administrator),Monique Ford and Rob Bohn, Carl Dattel (Elder), Gordon Grandjean, Ann Patterson.
Team Members: Sue Munson (Chair), Jim Short (Elder), MaryBeth Yelanjian (Elder), Angie Veronie, Erica Loesch.
Early Learning Center (ELC)
Team Members: MaryBeth Yelanjian (Chair & Elder), Sally Altman, Denise Richards, Edie Rutz, Janet Thomsen, Bruce Tuckerman (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: Christy Tayler (Chair & Elder), Kathy Massie (Elder)
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.
The Mission Ministry Team empowers the congregation of MPC to serve our Lord Jesus Christ as witness of God’s love in our community. We fulfill our mission by spreading the good news of the Gospel, reaching out to those in need, supporting self-sufficiency for all people, and working for a more just and peaceful world. The team manages and administers a session-designated budget to support needs identified locally, regionally, and beyond. The team also facilitates special offerings and their disbursements as needed. We engage with local community partners to address hunger and homelessness in Prince William County.
Team Members: Bruce Druetzler (Co-chair), Don VanWingerden (Co-chair), Rob Bohn, Paul Veronie (Elder), Laura Kimberley, Gene Barndt (Elder)
The Personnel Ministry Team (PMT) is responsible for the employment and evaluation of non-ordained staff. The PMT will consult with the Pastor and other appropriate ministry teams on such matters. Its duties include the following:
- Maintain current job descriptions for each staff position
- Maintain the MPC Employee Manual
- Conduct annual performance evaluations for MPC staff members
- Fill staff vacancies, in coordination with the Pastor, Session and other ministry teams as appropriate
- Prepare an annual Personnel budget, subject to approval by Session
The PM Team assists the Pastor, as Head of Staff, to foster a professional and productive work environment, and facilitate healthy staff relationships.
Team Members: Eric Bard (Chair & Elder)
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 & Elder), Carl Dattel (Elder), Dave Ball (Elder), Al Ferguson, Ray Langley, Don Van Wingerden, and Mike Yelanjian, with assistance of 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: Angie Veronie (Chair), Carl Dattel (Elder), Luther Nossett, Laurie Franzese
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 (Chair), Mike Yelanjian, Dave Ball (Elder), Gene Barndt (Elder), Evan Moore, Laura Kimberly
Worship and Music
Team Members: Bill Shoup (Co-Chair), Jeff Shriver, (Co-Chair), Paula Miller, Deborah Panell (Director of Music), Leigh Ellen Bacca