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

2020 – 2021 Pastoral Council

Contact the Council at:

Reno Berg
Eddie Boylston, Pastoral Council Secretary
Mike Brown
Mirna Canuso
Kate Hartzler
Nancy Jenson, Pastoral Council Vice Chair
Lois Lehmkuhl, Pastoral Council Chair

Mike Cowan, Catholic School Board Chair
Sarah Mansell, Faith Formation Commission Chair
Sly Upah, Finance Chair
Jeff Witt, Facilities Chair


2020 Minutes

PC – Minutes – November 2020
PC – Minutes – October 2020
PC-Minutes-September 2020
PC Minutes April 2020
PC Minutes February 2020
PC Minutes Jan 2020

2019 Minutes

Pastoral Leadership Meeting – April 2019
Pastoral Leadership Meeting – March 2019
Pastoral Council Meeting – January 2019

2018 Minutes

Pastoral Council Minutes November 2018
Pastoral Council Minutes October 2018
Pastoral Council Minutes September 2018
Pastoral Council Minutes August 2018
Pastoral Council Minutes June 2018
Pastoral Council Minutes May 2018
Pastoral Council Minutes April 2018
PC Final Minutes Mar 2018
PC Final Minutes Feb 2018
PC Final Minutes January 2018

2017 Minutes

PC Final Minutes November 2017
PC Final Minutes October 2017

PC Final Minutes Sept 2017
Pastoral Council Final Minutes Aug 2017
PC Final Minutes June 2017

PC Final Minutes May 2017

PC Final Minutes April 2017

PC Min Mar 2017
PC Min Feb 2017
PC Final Minutes Jan 2017

2016 Minutes

Nov 16 PC Minutes



2016-06-28 DRAFT PC Minutes
2016-05-24 PC Meeting Minutes

2016-04-26 PC Meeting Minutes

2016-03-22 PC Work Session Report

2016-02-24 PC work session report

2016-01-26 PC Meeting Minutes

2015 Minutes

2015-05-26 PC Minutes
2015-04-28 PC Minutes
2015-03-24 PC Minutes
2015-02-24 PC Work Session Report
2015-01-27 PC Minutes