Parish Council

Parish Council

Parish Council Team Vision

As the Parish Council, let us work with unity, faith and understanding to facilitate the development of St. Luke’s Parish as it grows and flourishes into a spiritual home for all seasons of life.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Parish Council is to lead St. Luke the Evangelist parish in carrying out its mission and vision using prayer and discernment to guide the parish.

About

The Parish Council is composed of nine parishioners and the active Deacons and Pastor.  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the Parish Conference Room.  Meetings are not held in July or December.

Members

Andy Cink, Chairman and voting member of Parish Council

Term: Sept 2016 through August 2019

Andy and wife Joyce, 5 children, 6 grandchildren and have been at St. Luke’s since 2013. Andy enjoys golf while Joyce is a quilter. We have found St. Luke’s a community sharing God’s blessings to a growing membership.

Parish Activities: Helped start Prime Timers of St. Luke’s; Parish Council since 2016; Oxtoberfest 2018; member of St Luke’s Capitol Campaign 2018; member of Emergency Operation Planning Team for St. Luke’s 2019.

Mary Johnson, Vice Chair and voting member of Parish Council

Term: September 2017 thru August 2020

Mary and her husband Wayne have been members of St Luke’s since the church began.  Mary and Wayne have 3 children.  Their daughter and her family are also members of St Luke’s and granddaughter attends St Luke’s school.  Mary has enjoyed participating in multiple ministries over the years.  At St Luke’s, Mary has enjoyed singing in the choir as well as being a Cantor.

Mary is a dentist and is the Vice President of Dental Services at Delta Dental of Minnesota, North Dakota and Nebraska.

Teresa Busch, Secretary and voting member of Parish Council

Term: Sept 2016- August 2019

Family: Teresa is married to Marc and is a boy mom of two who attend RE and CGS.

Before joining parish council, I taught our baptism curriculum for several years.  Last year I blessed to co-lead the spiritual formation team for our capital campaign and was on the planning team for our inaugural Oxtoberfest. Our family is a member of a CFM group.

I’ve attended parishes in four different states and during the weekdays you can find me working as a food scientist.

Shani Wahl, voting member of the Parish Council

Term:  Sept 2018 through August 2021

Shani joined SLTE with her husband, Jamie Wahl, in June of 2017.  Shani has 4 children with 2 currently attending SLTE School.  Shani directs the Vacation Bible School program, teaches Baptism preparation classes, and helps with the Christian Family Movement (CFM) group at SLTE.

John McPherson, voting member of the Parish Council

Term: Sept 2016 through August 2019

John joined Saint Luke’s in early 2011 with his wife Jean.  He and his wife Jean have two adult children.  John has served previously on the parish Liturgy Committee and is a charter member of the parish Knights of Columbus council. 

Dana L. Bastian, voting member of the Parish Council

Term:  Sept 2018 through August 2021

Dana joined SLTE with her husband, Mike Roarty, in June of 2015 from Denver, Colorado.  Dana and Mike have 4 adult children and 5 grandchildren.  Their daughter and her family are also members of St Luke’s and 2 grandson’s attends St Luke’s school.   Dana can be seen around the Parish helping in the office, church, and school.  Dana co-led the “Thank You” team for the Capital Campaign. 

Tonya Althaus, voting member of the Parish Council

Term: September 2017 thru August 2020

Tonya and husband Shawn Althaus with two children, Gabe (18) and Alyvia (15).  Our family has been a member of St. Luke’s from the beginning.  Tonya has taught religious education for the past 15 years and is a member of the church choir. 

Brian Werner, voting member of the Parish Council

Term:  Sept 2018 through August 2021

Brian and his wife Michelle have two daughters, Genevieve and Lillian, and have been members of the parish since January 2018. Brian is a member of the Knights of Columbus council and often helps lead music at the 6:00PM Sunday Mass. Brian is a level I trained catechist in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) and loves supporting this ministry. He is grateful for the opportunity to serve the wonderful community of St. Luke the Evangelist.

Non-Voting Members

Deacon Fred
Deacon Don
Deacon Matt
Fr Adam Westphal

Meeting Minutes

2019

January 10
February 14
March 14
April 11

2018

January 4 (Tri-Council)
January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 14
July 12
August 9
September 13
(No meeting in October)
November 8
(No meeting in December)

2017

January 12
(No meeting in February)
March 9
April 9
May 11
June 8
September 14
October 12
November 9 (Tri-Council)

2016

January 14
February 11
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 9
July 14
August 10
September 8
October 13
November 10
December 8

2015

January 5
February 12
March 12
April 9
May 14
June 11
July 9
August 13
September 10
October 8
November 12
(No meeting in December)

2014

January 9
February 13
March 13
April 10
May 9
June 12
(No meeting in July)
August 14
September 11
October 9
November 14
December 11

2013

(No meeting in January)
February
March
(No meeting in April)
May
June
(No meeting in July)
August
September
October
November
December