Staffing the Vision by Shanta Thake
Shanta Thake is the current Chair of the Middle Church Consistory.
You, Middle family, staff, and consistory have been working this year on Vision 2020. The strategic directions are: Connections, community, and care; Congregational partnership and stewardship; and Public theology and online engagement. Our staff is organized to care for you, our 950 members, and to live into the strategic directions. This chart will help you see whom to contact for your various needs.
Jacqui Lewis works with consistory and staff to meet the goals of Vision 2020. She is the primary preacher and plans worship celebrations with Tami Petty and John Del Cueto. Jacqui supervises senior staff , teaches classes, meets with members, and serves as Vice President of the Collegiate Church. She collaborates with Christina Fleming on public theology and the media, with Lynn Min on Care and with Rob Stephens on Justice. Jacqui leads the Stewardship and Finance Team as well.
All Middle ministers preach, teach, and work in specific ministry areas in addition to meeting with members throughout the week. For care concerns like hospital visits and counseling, contact Lynn Min, who also coordinates small groups with Nathan Johnson. Contact Rob Stephens for questions about justice work and building rentals with help from Daniel Mejil and Cheryl Cochran. Jim Kast-Keat organizes education programs for children, youth, adults, and teaching volunteers with the help of Rachel Hippert. More and more, lay teams and small groups will help us do our ministry. Christina Fleming and Dan Kessel maintain our websites and keep our social media current. For inquiries about baptisms and weddings at Middle Church, contact Ellen Matlach who can answer your questions and help you schedule your special celebration.