Our Calling To be a leading church in Cypress that grows God's kingdom, prepares our children and youth for Christ-centered living, and partners with each person on their spiritual journey. Core Values We at Cypress United Methodist Church believe disciples... Show RADICAL HOSPITALITY. Are in PASSIONATE WORSHIP. Are committed to being a part of FAITH-FORMING RELATIONSHIPS. Are committed to being part of RISK-TAKING MISSIONS AND MINISTRY. Show EXTRAVAGANT GENEROSITY. Are in FERVENT PRAYER.
Our Calling and Our Values We cannot fulfill our calling or live out our values without a strong, dedicated, competent staff. Church member volunteers carry a big load, but we need paid staff to take the lead and to provide structure in all areas of ministry. We are blessed to have such qualified and devoted individuals serving CUMC.
According to the Book of Discipline, one of the SPRC’s primary responsibilities is to… Encourage, strengthen, nurture, support, and respect the pastor(s) and staff and and their family(s).
What does the SPRC do for our staff? Pray – Prayer Partner relationships have been established Appreciate – Thanksgiving turkeys, Christmas bonuses Encourage – Spiritual Retreat, Dollars For Scholars; acknowledge family events (example: new baby) Engage – Host staff luncheons to get to know the staff members and acknowledge all they do for the church body Compensate/approve salaries – mindful of market salary comparisons
How many full-time staff members does CUMC have? 10 – not including clergy How many part-time staff members does CUMC have? 8
How many clergy do we have? Two full-time – Jerome Brimmage (June 2007) – Joel McKinnon (June 2012 clergy) One part-time -Juana Avila (August 2010) Robin Rodriguez Since Aug. 2006
Children’s Ministry Jen Hanson Since Aug. 2013 Allyson Jones PT Since May 2012 Boni David PT Since Nov. 2005
Connections/Communications Adult/Sr. Adult/Cong Care Sarah Holbrook Since Aug. 2007 Tami Vossler Since April 2007
Administration Trisha Morrison Since July 2013 Johnny Klotz Since June 2010 Jay Brown PT Since Nov. 2013 Matilda Crispen Since Aug. 1994 Betsy Young PT Since March 2008
Administration Continued Christine Mistric PT Since Aug. 2013 Libby Allen PT Since Dec. 2013 Patti Langford Since June 2006
Worship Arts Erik Henson Since January 2009 Ken Skinner Since April 2013 Terri Welch PT Since March 2008 Dan Yeaney PT Since July 2005
Youth Ministry Christie Atnip Erwin Since January 2007
Director Level Employees Jen Hanson – Director of Children’s Ministry Tami Vossler – Director of Adult Ministries Erik Henson – Director of Worship Arts Sarah Holbrook – Director of Connections Christie Erwin – Director of Youth Ministry Trisha Morrison – Business Administrator
How many members does CUMC have? 2,196 members Average worship attendance = 600 Pastoral care extends beyond the worship attendees. All members, and even non- members, need pastoral help in times of need (weddings, funerals, sickness, crisis).
SPRC Budget was reduced significantly in 2014 The staff has been reorganized and some positions were eliminated. Have had little turnover in the past year. Able to take care of staff on current budget.
Goal for 2015 To continue the momentum of caring for our clergy and staff in all the ways we can.
How can CUMC leaders support the clergy and staff? Encouragement – notes, words of affirmation and appreciation Giving – Christmas bonuses, Dollars For Scholars Prayer – for individual staff members and their families Serve – partner with them in their ministries
SPRC MEMBERS James Pierce Lindsay Palermo Scott Lind David Carter Gale Parker Kay Hanus Mike Schatz Steven Gutierrez Wendi Bickett
Thank you! May Avalanche 2015 bless all of CUMC