Memorial United Church of Christ is a congregation that has authority over its own business. We are part of the United Church of Christ - a national denomination. The UCC has a statewide organization called the Wisconsin Conference. We are also part of a regional group known as the Southwest Wisconsin Association. While we have close relationships with the regional, state and national levels of our denomination and work closely with them in many ways, we are an independent entity.
The congregation meeting as a body is the final authority on all church business. (Here are the minutes from our annual congregational meeting on Jan. 27, 2013.) The congregation elects a council, which runs the business of the church on an on-going basis. There are numerous committees that handle the day-to-day work of the church.
Minutes of meetings
The Council is the executive body of Memorial UCC.
It is composed of the pastors and eight elected Council members, plus the financial secretary, treasurer and recording secretary. The Council generally meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.
- Joanna Beilman-Dulin
- Matt Kruse
- Adam Bessemer
- Jon Boldebuck (vice president)
- Josh Gormley
- Chris Hammer
- Mike Klawitter
- Sonjia Short (president)
- Non-voting members include:
- John Hilliard - financial secretary
- Keith Von Der Heide - treasurer
- Phil Haslanger - pastor
- Twink Jan-McMahon - associate pastor
Our committees provide a way for many members of the congregation to be involved in the work and ministry of Memorial UCC. Each committee link will take you to more information about the commitee and contact information for the chair of the committee.
Here is the Constitution for our congregation.