Leadership Committees

Building and Grounds:  Meets 2nd Tuesday monthly at 10:00 am

Jim Nussbaumer*, Mel Causer, Mike Dempsey, Dennis Jacobs, Michael Moon, Dot Rohrbaugh, Bill Solms

Staff Support: Pastor Christine Dempsey

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.


Columbarium Committee:  Meets 3rd Thursday monthly at 3:00 pm

Bill Smith*, Bill Solms (Session Representative), Jan Boatman, Verlene Thorp.  Staff Support: Pastor Christine Dempsey

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.


Communications Committee:  Meets 2nd Monday quarterly (March, June, Sept., Dec.) at 11:00 am

Peter Plaut*, Terry Brigham, Mike Warren.    Staff Support:  Meredith Ishida

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 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.


Finance Committee:  Meets 2nd Monday monthly at 9:00 am

Bob Holcomb*, Steve Wilson (Session Representative) Jack Boatman, Jay Harroff, Michael Moon, Ginny Page, Mike Warren,

Staff Support: Pastor Christine Dempsey, Carolyn Hull

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.


Foundation:  Annual meeting is held the 2nd Thursday in February at 1:00pm.   Also meets the 2nd Thursday in April, July, & October at 1:00 pm.

Mike Warren*, Steve Wilson (Session Representative), Susan Landers, Dan Scace, Stan Schaffer, Audrey TeSelle
Staff Support: Pastor Christine Dempsey, Carolyn Hull

The Foundation was formed to carry out the purposes of the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies.  Foundation Funds may be used for any legitimate church purpose, except operational budget expenses or expenditures which would reduce the Foundation’s permanent endowment.  Foundation funds are separate from the church operations budget and are professionally managed by the First National Bank of Omaha. The Foundation Board meets with the First National Bank of Omaha on a quarterly basis to review investment results.


Hospitality:  Meets last Monday monthly at 9:30 am

Terry Brigham (Session Representative), Lois Ellingwood, Kelley Anderson, Amy Fox, Anne Jacobs, Kathye Osborne, Diane Palmer, Judy Portman, Catherine Schafer, Diane Scruton, Kathy Sherrod, Grace Stephen, Carol Rood, Jane Verm, Deborah Webb, Carol Whiteneck

Staff Support: Pastor Christine Dempsey

The Hospitality Committee designs and sets up church activities, bringing fun and fellowship to our church family.  From Pie Socials to Harvest Festivals and from All-Church Picnics to Palm Sunday Brunches, committee members work hard to plan and carry out events.


Membership:  Meets first Monday monthly at 1:00 pm

Judy Schaffer* (Session Representative), Curtis Fox

Staff Support: Pastor Christine Dempsey

This committee is in charge of promoting new membership and welcoming visitors and guests.


Mission and Outreach:  Meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at 10:30 am

Pat Waltermire* (Session Representative), Betty Meyer (Secretary), Leslie Causer, Karen Daugherty, Carol Nussbaumer, Lisa Plaut, Barb Slicker, Lois Sumey, Renee Warren

Staff Support: Pastor Christine Dempsey

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.


Personnel Committee:  Meets 2nd Tuesday monthly at 1:00 pm

Nancy Almond* (Session Representative), Jim Jonell, Robert Sherrod, Pat Waltermire, Jim Whiteneck

Staff Support: Pastor Christine Dempsey

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:  Meets as needed

Kent Meyer (Session Representative), Kent Dannen, Dave Evans, June Gamet, Stan Osborne, Dot Rohrbaugh

Staff Support: Pastor Christine Dempsey, Rich Dixon, Patti Dolezal, Larry Gillum

The Worship and Music Committee is an advisory committee to the Session and the pastoral and music staff, tasked to review and offer suggestions for weekly worship, and assist the planning of special services as needed.  We maintain church policy on weddings, memorials, and maintenance and use of musical instruments.  We coordinate ushers and their responsibilities, and oversee the budget for upkeep of bells, pianos, organ, and purchase of music and supplies.


*Committee Chair