Parish: 233-3092 | School: 232-5290 | Faith Formation: 232-3514 | 2900 Hoover Avenue, Ames IA

Pastoral Council

Purpose & Responsibilities/Activities

The Parish Pastoral Council is the forum for dialog, planning and evaluation concerning parish life and activities.   The role of the Pastoral Council is, through on-going pastoral planning, to maintain the integrity of the parish mission and the goals and objectives related to it.  The pastor seeks a collaborative relationship with the Pastoral Council, considering its guidance, and active involvement in reaching consensus.  The council meets monthly and members are elected to serve a 3-year term.  Each year, based on nominations submitted by the Youth Ministry team, two newly confirmed youths, are elected to a two-year term.The Pastoral Council has the following standing committees:

  • Liturgy Committee
  • Faith Formation Commission
  • Stewardship Committee
  • Social Justice Committee
  • Parish Life Committee
  • Finance Council

The purpose and responsibilities of the Parish Pastoral Council and its standing committees are described more completely on other pages of this website, in the Constitution and By Laws and in official guidance, MANUAL FOR PARISH PASTORAL COUNCILS, provided by the Archdiocese of Dubuque.

Membership & Contact Info
Pastoral Council Members
Phone Commission/Committee
Commitment(s) 2015-2016
Father James Secora, Pastor, President 233-3092 w
Ric Nelson, Chair 451-8384
Joel Rogers, Vice Chair 231-0558 c
Kathy Wipf, Secretary 232-6232
Adriana Alvarez 835-7517 Youth Representative
Rick Brimeyer 450-8855 Parish Life Liaison
Sarah Swanson 708-0764  Social Justice Liaison
Tina Colburn 509-1827  Faith Formation Chair
Bill Haas 232-7138 h  Stewardship Representative
Adriana Hernandez de Alvarez 835-0345 Hispanic Community Liaison
Jacob Hess 612-275-5354 c Youth Representative
Mark Moore 337-1551
641-757-0185 c
 Finance Council Chair
Jason O’Brien 975-7729  Catholic School Board Chair
Kathy Ramirez 451-7711 Finance Council Liaison
Dorothy Sally 290-6618 Liturgy Liaison
Jim Stuart 326-1934 Stewardship Liaison
Jarrett Wendt 233-3092 w  Pastoral Associate
Bob Hauser 520-7282 c  Music Director, Liturgist
Char VanKerckvoorde 233-3092 w  Business Manager

Updated December 3, 2015