The Church Session provides overall leadership, and the pastor and staff manage the daily operations. The rest of the business of the Church is run by these committees. During the pandemic, committee meetings are held virtually. See the church calendar for dates and times.
Building and Grounds
Michael Moon, Dennis Jacobs, Jim Nussbaumer*
The Building and Grounds Committee is responsible for all aspects of our property maintenance. This includes the building inside and out as well as all aspects of our ground. Grounds includes the parking lot and lighting, physical landscaping, and irrigation. Building aspects include electrical, network, sound system, plumbing, painting, appliances, air conditioning and heating, utilities and insurance.
Bill Smith*, Jan Boatman-Session representative, Wes Te Winkle-member-at-large
The Columbarium Committee is appointed by Session. The committee oversees maintenance and operation of the grounds and equipment and ordering nameplates, urns, and engraving. The Columbarium is for the inurnment of cremated remains of members of PCCR. Use by others is allowed by recommendation of the committee and approval by Session. The Columbarium is financially secure and is sustained by sales income; no income comes from the Church budget.
Peter Plaut*, Meredith Ishida, Mike Warren, Jeff Lindberg
The Communications Committee manages the church website (pccrusa.org), providing current information about church activities, including posting the weekly bulletin. The committee oversees the production and mailing of the monthly newsletter, the picture directory, and newspaper and visitor center advertising. A small weekly advertisement about PCCR is published in the Estes Park News, a tri-fold brochure is available at the visitor center, and a welcome booklet is in the church narthex—all of which provide information to visitors, newcomers, and the community about special events, church worship, and programs offered.
Bob Holcomb*, Jack Boatman, Jay Harroff, Michael Moon, Ginny Page, Mike Warren
The Finance Committee is charged with the accounting, budgeting, revenue, and expense control of the church. This committee proposes to the Session budget and stewardship programs that will maximize the value of the various income sources. On a monthly and annual basis, this committee provides a financial condition report to both the Session and the congregation.
Bob Holcomb*, Barb Cole, Dan Scace, Robert Sherrod, Jay Smith, one vacancy
The Foundation was formed to provide monies for the upkeep and repairs to the church building and can be used for any legitimate church purpose except for salaries. Foundation funds are separate from the church operations budget and are invested in a professionally managed investment account.
Membership and Hospitality
Kelley Anderson, Lois Ellingwood, Amy Fox, Anne Jacobs, Carolyn Kramer, Kathye Osborne, Diane Palmer, Catherine Schafer, Diane Scruton, Kathy Sherrod, Grace Stephen, Audrey TeSelle
The Membership and Hospitality Committee is where PCCR fun begins. This committee makes every effort to design activities that gather our whole church family together for fun and fellowship. From Pie Socials to Harvest Festivals and from All-Church Picnics to Palm Sunday Brunches, these tireless members create an atmosphere of inclusion, laughter, and love. We never get tired and we are always up for something new to try with all our PCCR friends. We work diligently to bring new faces to PCCR and we are the first to welcome new members and guests. We work to make the spiritual experience at PCCR a fabulous one for members and visitors alike.
Mission and Outreach
Lisa Plaut*, Betty Meyer-scribe, Stan Osborne, Evelyn Wilson, Carol Nussbaumer, Dave Thomas-advisor
The purpose of the Mission and Outreach Committee is “to inform, involve and excite the congregation about mission.” _Internationally the committee supports 2 co-mission teams in Africa and Peru. With our giving to the PC/USA Special Offerings we support a broad range of projects, and in the Estes Valley we work with local agencies to care for our neighbors. The congregation is involved with hands-on projects and educational sessions.
Jan Boatman*, Randy Brigham, Barb Cole, Dot Rohrbaugh, Robert Sherrod, Caroline Smith, Pat Waltermire
The Personnel Committee works with the Pastor, who is the Head of Staff, on personnel matters including hiring, job descriptions, annual reviews, and budget recommendations. The committee prepares the Annual Terms of Call for the Pastor, which is approved by the congregation, and also prepares and maintains church policies pertaining to personnel matters.
Worship and Music Committee
Joan Buhlmann, Kent Dannon, Rich Dixon, Patti Dolezal, Dave Evans, Larry Gillum, Mark Richards, Dot Rohrbaugh, Stan Osborne*
The Worship and Music Committee is an advisory committee to the Session and the pastoral and music staff. In the past year, we have reviewed policies concerning special services and the church’s musical instruments and made recommendations to the Session. We also reviewed ongoing worship concerns such as the sanctuary sound system and ushers.