Leadership and Ministry Teams

Christ Covenant Church is governed according to a “congregational” system, in which the members of the church make all major decisions in congregational meetings that are held at least twice per year. Throughout the year our church is led by an eight-member Leadership Team whose members serve 2-year terms (with half of the members elected annually, and able to be elected to new terms to succeed themselves no more than twice).

Terms expiring at the end of 2014:
Dave Benner (Financial Officer) – re-elected LT member
Susan Cressman – re-elected LT member
Sue Marks
Walt Payne

Terms expiring at the end of 2015:
Dan DiStefano (Chair) – twice re-elected LT member
Tom Moyer
Jeff Reifsnyder (Secretary) – twice re-elected LT member
Carolyn Stuart (Vice-Chair)

Christ Covenant Church also has three key standing committees, to which the congregation and Leadership Team elect members as noted:

Carolyn Stuart (LT rep and chair)
Sue Marks (LT rep)
Linda Lotier (at-large member, term expires at the end of 2014)
Jodi Scribner (at-large member, term expires at the end of 2015)

Dave Benner (LT rep and chair)
Jim Stuart (at-large member, term expires at the end of 2014)
Lois Moyer (at-large member, term expires at the end of 2015)
Rev.’s Jim & Cathy Stanley-Erickson (co-pastors)

FINANCIAL COMMITTEE (LT liaison = Tom Moyer)
Claude Bevan (term expires at the end of 2014)
Craig Ikeda (term expires at the end of 2015)
David Lotier (term expires at the end of 2016)


As provided in our Bylaws, our leadership structure also includes the establishment of Ministry Teams to implement the varied ministries of the church. Ten such ministry teams are established at present. Each of our Ministry Teams is listed below, along with its Team leader and Leadership Team liaison:

Administration: Don Lepp (LT liaison = Susan Cressman)
Buildings & Grounds: Thelma Craig (LT liaison = Walt Payne)
Community Connections: Mig Robertson (LT liaison = Jeff Reifsnyder)
Christian Formation: Sandie Thierer (LT liaison = Pastor Jim)
Congregational Care: Jan Marcheski (LT liaison = Susan Cressman)
Congregational Life: Lynda Bair (LT liaison = Sue Marks)
Missions: Andrew Giampa (LT liaison = Tom Moyer)
Small Groups: Jill Gower (LT liaison = Dan DiStefano)
Worship Planning: Pastor Cathy and Carla Metz (LT liaison = Pastor Cathy)
Youth Ministry: Mecan Lanier (LT liaison = Dan DiStefano)