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 2017-2018 Pastoral Council

Front Row: Sharon Leider, Fr. Kevin Anderson, Mike Peltier, Greg Shoen, Lila Spencer.  Back Row: Don Herman, John Koehler, Chad Ruzek, Sally Weddel, Nancy Thielke. Not Pictured: Deacon Mark Barder.

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Fr. Kevin AndersonPastor ~ 763-389-2115
Deacon Mark Barder (ex officio) ~ 763-263-1937
Don Herman, Trustee (ex officio), Social Concerns/Outreach Liaison ~ 763-389-0107
Greg Schoen, Trustee (ex officio), Finance/Stewardship Liaison ~ 763-389-5645
John Koehler, Building/Grounds Liaison ~ 763-227-4340
Sharon Leider, Secretary, Hospitality Liaison~ 763-772-4359
Mike Peltier, Music/Liturgy Liaison ~ 763-389-3965
Chad Ruzek, Education/Youth Liaison ~ 763-482-9654
Lila Spencer, Vice ChairFinance/Stewardship Liason ~ 763-772-2285
Nancy Thielke, Social Concerns/Outreach Liaison ~ 612-990-0223
Sally Weddel, Chairperson ~ 612-490-6896

Pastoral Council Constitution & Bylaws