Church Council

We are all in ministry at First Church, but some folks go the extra mile and serve on various boards, teams and committees.

The Church Council of the First United Methodist Church is responsible for working toward meshing the church's mission and vision with the financial resources and facilities, as well as the gifts and talents of the pastors, staff, and church members. Contact the Church Council.

In addition to the Church Council, there are currently five standing committees: Board of Trustrees, Communications, Finance, Nominations, and Staff Parish Relations.

Learn about the many and varied volunteer opportunities within First Church ministries. If you would like to help volunteer for any of these opportunities please call the church office at 608-256-9061 or submit a volunteer interest form.

 

Church Council 



Ellen Carlson, Chair


Steve Schooler, Treasurer


Jesse Simpson, Secretary


Erin Hastey


Bruce Marion


Paula Primm


Gordon Ridley

Ex Officio Member
Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler, Lead Paster

 

Standing Committees 

Board of Trustees

Carrol Spencer, Chair
Bryan Burris, Secretary
Bruce Marion, Governing Board Liaison
Brooke Seeliger
Bill White

Ex Officio Members
Dennis Anderson, Facilities Supervisor

Finance

Paula Primm, Governing Board Liaison
Steve Schooler, Chair
Don Dean
Jan Moen
Tom Wochos 

Ex Officio Members
Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler, Lead Pastor
Sarah Flanagan, Director of Finance

Nominations 

Paul Nagel, Governing Board Liaison
Sherry Caves, Chair
Laura Nagel
Jim Hoyt

Ex Officio Members
Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler, Lead Pastor

Staff Parish Relations

Jesse Simpson, Governing Board Liaison
Ann Herrold-Peterson, Chair
Bobbi Foutch-Reynolds
Ellie Hein
Ruth Marion
Allan Marty

Ex Officio Members
Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler, Lead Pastor
Donalea Dinsmore, Lay Leader

Stewardship

Paula Primm, Governing Board Liaison
Joan Deming, Chair
Tom Miller
Nancy Spencer
Max Varner

Ex Officio Members
Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler, Lead Pastor
Sarah Flanagan, Director of Finance

Lay Members to the Annual Conference

Bobbi Foutch-Reynolds
Doug Knudson
Olivia Hwang
Donna Veatch, Alternate