Responsible for the general oversight of the life and activities of the congregation. Elected by the congregation at the Spring meeting. Committee chairpersons are also part of the council.
Church Council Officers
President: Erik Olsen
Vice-president: Don Strange
Secretary: Sara Ramirez
Treasurer: Lisa Duke
Financial Secretary: Jim Busick
Missions/Service: Karen Pounds & Stacey Moisuk
The Missions Committee participates in mission projects and correspondence; visits the sick, shut-ins, and those in prisons and other institutions; and encourages generous giving of time, talents and money to the work of the church. It also fosters justice, the alleviation of oppression and suffering through membership in the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO), which works with other Christians and people of other faith traditions for the wholeness and healing of the city, and participates in serving meals at the University Lutheran Church Homeless Shelter in Harvard Square.
Learning: Miriam Pappas
The Learning Committee arranges formal classes on Sunday mornings for adults and children of all ages. The committee also ensures that opportunities exist for weekly Bible Study, plans retreats, oversees Confirmation, and provides for other opportunities to learn and grow in our faith. We meet the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m.
Property/Support: Dan Seligman
The Property/Support Committee cares for the building and grounds. The committee also coordinates work days, and negotiates building insurance and worker’s compensation contracts.
Witness: Viera Proulx
The Witness Committee ensures that visitors feel welcome, coordinates new member receptions, helps coordinate small group dinners and other activities to integrate new members into the life of the congregation, and reaches out to current members who are unable to attend LCN. The Witness Committee also leads the annual stewardship appeal.
Worship: Emily DeGroat
The Worship Committee coordinates with the Pastor and Music Director to plan the worship services, which vary according to the seasons of the church year. The committee oversees such activities as altar preparation, ushering, communion assistants, and assisting ministers.
Fellowship: Kathryn Lange
The Fellowship Committee provides activities that promote a sense of community for members and friends of LCN including activities that celebrate the various holidays of the Church year, fellowship following Sunday worship service, and other activities which bring the members of the congregation together in fellowship.