Ministry Teams and Committees
St. Paul’s has many ministry teams and committees that serve the church and community in a variety of ways. All individuals are welcome and encouraged to join a team or committee that interests them. Chairpersons invite you to contact them directly if you have questions or would like to join their team or committee. You may also contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-237-2163 for information on getting involved in ministry at St. Paul's.
Arts Ministry Team
Provides the general oversight of the administration and program of the church, pursuing its mission and core values. Membership consists of representatives of the ministry teams and committees, plus members-at-large elected from the congregation.
Communications Ministry Team
Works with the staff in advertising all aspects of St. Paul’s including our mission, core values and ministries. Also works to promote outreach efforts in all ministry areas of the church and with the Board of Trustees to enhance and maintain the sound in the sanctuary.
Community & Congregational Care
Contact Renae Schunk
The umbrella group which promotes the health ministry within the church, incorporating mind, body, and spirit into a whole approach to health. Click here to learn more about this vital and rewarding ministry.
Drama Ministry Team
Contact Lance Marshall or Marcia Perdew
Participates in longer productions during Lent, Vacation Bible School, Sunday Worship Services, District Worship Services, Sunday School classes, and other areas where drama helps to bring the Gospel to life.
Contact Jim Korner
Recommends and monitors the annual church budget and fiscal policies for approval by the church Council. Along with the Stewardship Ministry Team, they are charged to raise the monies to meet the approved annual budget.
Home Visitation Ministry Team
Contact Renae Schunk
Assigns volunteers to visit parishioners in their homes or nursing homes.
Hospital Visitation Ministry Team
Contact John Ake
Schedules volunteers to visit church members/attenders when they are hospitalized in the Mt. Nittany Medical Center. Every day of the year individuals who are hospitalized are visited by a member of the Hospital Visitation Team.
Contact John Ake
Welcomes new members into the congregation, helps our members stay connected to the church family and become involved in the various ministries of our church and know who their fellow church members are within their own neighborhoods.
Mission and Justice Ministry Team
Music Ministry Team
Contact Russell Bloom
Seeks to provide music in worship which glorifies God and ministers to God’s people through a wide variety of styles and ensembles, while nurturing spiritual growth and fellowship for all participants. There are no auditions for any of the groups and no previous experience necessary.
Nominations and Leadership Committee
Works with committees and ministry teams to recognize, recruit, and nominate leaders for the church.
Pastor-Parish Relations Committee (PPRC)
Contact Amy Marshall
Responsible for hiring and supervising all the employed staff members except the pastors, who are appointed by the Bishop in consultation with this committee. This group provides consultation between the paid staff and the congregation in areas of support and accountability.
Preschool Advisory Board
Contact Scarlett Miller
Discusses policy, budget, advertising, staff concerns, and parental needs and concerns. Offers support, advice, and suggestions regarding these needs. Members also help by coordinating fund raisers and working with church members to recruit volunteers for this program.
Contact Lindsay Fairman
Focuses attention on the spiritual well-being of the congregation in year-round commitment to stewardship of the whole which includes time, talents, financial gifts, and environmental issues. The committee is involved in helping to educate the congregation in considering stewardship as an all-encompassing way of life.
United Methodist Women
Contact Suzy Lutz or Virginia Flick
United Methodist Women members work locally and globally through dedicated circles to bring the love of Christ into the lives of women, youth, and children. This group develops a creative, supportive fellowship of women through prayers, projects, resources, time, and talent.
Wesley Foundation Leadership Team
Contact Steve Falke
Provides advisory leadership in the area of strategic planning for campus ministry at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation.
Worship Ministry Team
Oversees and plans the various worship opportunities of the church. The team includes such ministries as music, ushers, greeters, communion, and acolytes.
Youth Ministry Team
Contact Mitch Ake
Assists the Director of Youth Ministries in the areas of administration, recruitment, and program planning.