Ministries

Our ministries are a vibrant expression of our life together, and reflect our relationships between members, the wider community and God. St. Barnabas ministries are lay-led by volunteers who are not paid professionals in their given area.

 

This allows members of our congregation to bring together experiences and talents to meet the needs within the church and the larger community. We are proud to be part of a long history of lay-led Episcopalian communities.

 

We are always looking for help, and your gifts and skills could be exactly what we need! 
 

So, what’s your ministry?

Please contact us and let us know how you'd like to get involved. 

Worship & Music

St. Barnabas is committed to worship as a ministry and a lifestyle. St. Barnabas reflects a traditional flavor with a friendly manner. There are many ways to be involved in Sunday morning worship at our church.

Music is in the DNA of St. Barnabas! We have excellent music staff that leads adult and youth choirs, a handbell choir, and special events throughout the year.

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Jill Cole

Ministry Council Leader

Parish Connections

Strengthening Parish Life offers clubs, fellowship groups, outings and church-wide events. These activities let us get to know one another, strengthen the bonds of our parish family, and enrich our faith. It helps make St. Barnabas a place for all members to feel involved, supported, and respected.

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Kara Shay Thomson

Ministry Council Leader

Online Ministry & Technology

The Communication Ministry at St. Barnabas is dedicated to creatively sharing the events and ministries of our church with our members and the greater community.

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Joey Maiocco

Ministry Council Leader

Children & Family

Today’s children are the foundation of the future. St. Barnabas accepts all children as God’s creation, welcomed by Jesus as unique in origin and special in abilities. Children will be taught the foundations of the faith, the traditions of the Episcopal church, and how to apply these in their lives.

We offer Sunday School classes (including a Godly Play program for Preschool through 3rd grade), Holy Communion classes, Summer Camps, and social events.

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Earline Fechter

Ministry Council Leader

Outreach

The organizations St. Barnabas serves inspire us all to take action unselfishly in our community. Programs such as Findlay Street Neighborhood House, Habitat for Humanity, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Matthew 25 Ministries, and Operation Give Back are just some of the programs served by St. Barnabas.

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Lisa Elmendorf

Ministry Council Leader

Strategic Planning

The SPOD exists to assist the Rector and Vestry as needed with mid- to long- range planning or projects that pertain to the growth or organization of the parish.

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Nick Trelka

Ministry Council Leader

Newcomers

The Newcomers Ministry is to provide support to people who are new to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, starting at your first visit and along the way as you become more involved in church activities.

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Dave Seagram

Ministry Council Leader

InReach

InReach works within the framework of the ministry of Jesus Christ to provide care to those facing life's spiritual, emotional, and physical challenges. Using church and community resources, this ministry responds to real-life needs through lay-led care teams supported by our rector. We offer confidential compassion in times of need as well as creating a web of multi-generational support to all of our members and their families.

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Ceilia Mathew

Ministry Council Leader

Building & Grounds

The Building and Grounds ministry creates and maintains an appealing, comfortable and safe environment for the congregation, as well as visitors and guests.

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David Browe

Ministry Council Leader