Pastoral Council

Pastoral Council serves the parish by praying, studying and listening to the pulse of the church and community. It actively participates by visioning, dreaming and planning for the long-range future of the parish and advising the Pastor in various matters.

A Parish Pastoral Council is the “primary visioning body of the parish, this group assists the pastor in:

  • Soliciting the wisdom of the parish community on pastoral matters
  • Forming a consensus about pastoral planning, which address the needs of the parish.
  • Communicating that pastoral vision to the parish as a whole
  • Involving parish leadership on implementing the vision.

Christ Our Light's Pastoral Council meets on the third Tuesday of month from September to May. 

Our 2018-2019 Pastoral Council

Front Row: Fr. Kevin Anderson, Sally Weddel, Dwayne Van Wyhe, and Helen Sanford. Back Row: John Koehler, Chad Ruzek, Don Schleper, Nancy Thielke, Greg Shoen, Lila Spencer. Not Pictured: Deacon Mark Barder

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Fr. Kevin AndersonPastor ~ 763-389-2115
Deacon Mark Barder (ex officio) ~ 763-263-1937
Don Schleper, Trustee (ex officio), Music/Liturgy Liaison ~ 763-856-2714
Greg Schoen, Trustee (ex officio), Finance/Stewardship Liaison ~ 763-389-5645
John Koehler, Building/Grounds Liaison ~ 763-227-4340
Helen Sanford, Social Concerns/Outreach Liaison~ 763-389-4394
Dwayne Van Wyhe, Education/Youth Ministry Liaison ~ 763-856-5931
Chad Ruzek, Hospitality Liaison ~ 763-482-9654
Lila Spencer, Vice ChairFinance/Stewardship Liaison ~ 763-772-2285
Nancy Thielke, Finance/Stewardship Liaison ~ 612-990-0223
Sally Weddel, Chairperson ~ 612-490-6896


Pastoral Council Constitution & Bylaws