Description of Committees

These are the leadership committees of the Church, with descriptions of their functions and some of the gifts needed to serve effectively on the committee:
 

Church Council (Allison Bumgarner) (the overall governing committee):

  • Sense of discernment
  • Spiritual formation 

Christian Education & Spiritual Formation

For more information, contact Joe Young, Director, Youth and Children’s Ministry

  • Includes Children’s and Adult Sunday school
  • Small groups
  • Training for teachers and small group leaders
  • Teacher “Thank You!” luncheons

Clothing Closet 

For more information, contact Mary Ann Dashiell  or Fred Ragains

Provides essential clothing to individuals and families in need at no cost, and to all others who would like to purchase affordable clothing.  Proceeds are used to support local missions in the greater Dover area.     

How can you help?

  • Volunteer at the Clothing Closet as a bagger, sorter, or cashier (Monday, Friday, or Saturday mornings)

  • Donate clothing and small household items to the Clothing Closet

 Evangelism (Contact Donna Josefowski)

  • Welcoming people

  • Marketing

  • Signage

  • Greeters

  • Participate in local events – Parades, Preschool Open House

  • Cards & notes as needed (“we miss you” “hope you are well”)

Family Life (Contact Jim and Sandi Thistlewood or Mardi Spangler)

Helps coordinate church and community events such as:

  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Family Bowling or Game Nights
  • Church Picnic
  • Advent Dinner
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Live Nativity

Finance (Jake Aucoin)

  • Spiritual direction as to how we use our monies
  • Several sub committees including audit and budget

Missions (Ray Yarnall and Jim Short

  • Offer opportunities to serve in the local community (Habitat House Builds, Community Meals, Rise Against Hunger)
  • Communicate mission news and projects within the church
  • Foster greater participation in hands-on mission projects
  • Support mission projects at the international, national, conference, district, and local levels
  • Involved with hands-on projects

Nominating & Lay Leadership (Larry Josefowski, Donna Josefowski, and Jim Thistlewood at layleader@wesleyumc-dover.com)

  • Discerning who God is calling to serve
  • Making contact with folks to invite them to serve
  • Bring together training and equipping event(s) for leaders and servants

Preschool Board (Jill Street)

  • Oversees this ministry

Staff Parish Relations (Jim Curtis)

  • Personnel Committee

Stewardship (Gigi Windley)

  • Annual Campaign
  • Soliciting pledges
  • Stewardship of monies, prayer, time, talents

Trustees (Don Knox)

  • Work with availability of facilities
  • Spiritual stewardship
  • Gift of administration
  • Investments – made and how used
  • Some committee members may be non-Wesley members such as attorney, realtor, banker
Worship (Dan Zeman)
  • Ability to work with people of all ages
  • Interest in wide range of worship experience including music
  • Sensitivity both to what makes worship effective and ways people relate to God