Boards & Committees

Pilgrim member George C. Heil talks to two of the more than 450 new LeTourneau students at the University’s 2012 Church Fair. Pilgrim’s booth, sponsored by the congregation’s Missions and Evangelism Committee, also offered bottled water, homemade cookies, ink pens, spiral notepads, and church brochures.

Pilgrim member George C. Heil talks to two of the more than 450 new LeTourneau students at the University’s 2012 Church Fair. Pilgrim’s booth, sponsored by the congregation’s Missions and Evangelism Committee, also offered bottled water, homemade cookies, ink pens, spiral notepads, and church brochures.

According to its constitution (see this PDF), the Pilgrim Lutheran Church congregation is governed by its Voters’ Assembly, which is empowered to administer and to manage all of its affairs, including approving and supervising the establishment and conduct of all congregational organizations and societies. The Voters’ Assembly also elects officers of the congregation (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and financial secretary) and members of the following standing boards and committees.

  • Board of Elders: aid the pastor and congregation in spiritual work, look after the temporal welfare of the pastor and members in need, etc. Current chairman: Carl Gardner.
  • Board of Trustees: care for the property of the congregation, represent the congregation in all legal and business transactions, and the like. Current chairman: Remo Gualtieri.
  • Board of Education and Sunday School Superintendent: supervise Sunday School and its teaching staff, encourage development of Bible study program, etc. Current chairman: Sarah Land.
  • Missions and Evangelism Committee: supervise the congregation’s mission education and endeavor, supervise the congregation’s public relations, and the like. Current chair: Jeanna Watts.
  • Stewardship Committee: enlist the skills and abilities of the congregation’s members in service to the Lord, instruct the members in proportionate giving to the Lord’s work, etc. Current chairman: Sarah Land.
  • Social Ministry Committee: discover the needs of individuals in the congregation and community, promote support and help out of Christian love, and the like. Current chair: Barbara Wuthrich.
  • The Voters’ Assembly may establish other offices and committees, either standing or special, such as special nominating, budget, and capital improvement committees.

As the size of the congregation might warrant, the Voters’ Assembly also has the authority to establish a Church Council and to define its membership and duties.

For more information about a specific board or committee, email its chair using the links above, or contact the church office using the information at right.