Ministries

St. Barnabas ministries are lay-led. What does that mean?  “Lay people” means people who aren’t professionals in a given area. Instead, those of us who are members of the congregation will bring together our experiences and talents to meet the needs within the church and in the larger community. While it might seem unusual to folks familiar with traditional religious communities, there is a long history of lay-led Episcopalian communities and we are getting lots of support and consultation from the Episcopal Church and from other lay-led churches nearby.
 

So, what’s your ministry?

Worship and 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 a top-drawer music staff that oversees multiple choirs and special performances throughout the year.

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Jill Cole

Ministry Council Leader

Children and 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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John Byrne

Ministry Council Leader

Youth

St Barnabas offers many opportunities for our youth, grades 6-12, to show how “God Loves You. No Exceptions”. We offer Sunday School classes, Confirmation classes, Retreats, Summer Camps, Summer Mission Trips, Youth Group, Service Projects, and social events. Through these activities, our youth are taught the foundations of faith, the traditions of the Episcopal church, and how to apply these in their lives.

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Kathy Caldwell

Ministry Council Leader

Strategic Planning and Organization Development

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

Strengthening Parish Life

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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Joe Maiocco

Ministry Council Leader

Education and Formation

This ministry oversees opportunities that foster personal and spiritual growth. In addition to Formation, we offer a series of programs and materials designed to appeal to a variety of interests.

Administration and Finance

This ministry shares in providing oversight and guidance of the parish’s personnel and financial affairs, which are foundational to enabling the parish’s many other ministries. Also, the ministry takes a lead role in encouraging parishioners to discern the gifts God has given them and the work God is calling each of us to do via a year-round parish stewardship culture.

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Martha Seagram

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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Jada Hill

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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Kara Shay Thomson

Ministry Council Leader

Communication

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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Tara Pettit

Ministry Council Leader

Building and 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