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
2019 – 2020 Pastoral Council

Reno Berg, Chair (

Lois Lehmkuhl, Vice-Chair
Matt Thatcher, Secretary
Kate Hartzler
Mirna Canuso
Nancy Jenson
Ed Boylston
Mike Brown
Mary Staniger, Stewardship
Slyvester Upah, Finance
Sarah Mansell, Faith Formation