Holy Name of Jesus
Pastoral Council Members
Charles Sherwin Gary Williams
Brenda Restey Abby McCool
Kevin Moriarty Joan Martin
Tammy Moore Shelia England
Tim Jones Natalie & Phillip Blackford
Mike Harris Dave Adams 2015-2017 2016-2018
Roles within the Pastoral Council
The pastoral council serves as a consultative body to the pastor. It needs to be made clear that the pastoral visioning and planning function of the council and the day-to-day administrative operations of the parish are two separate and distinct areas of responsibility. The pastor, parochial vicar(s), and parish staff are responsible for routine decision making which needs to take place for the parish to function efficiently and effectively on a daily basis. Daily decision making is the responsibility of those whose job description encompasses such judgments. These day-to-day operational decisions are not the responsibility of the pastoral council, whose role is to guide the community in the discernment, expression, and fulfillment of its pastoral mission.
Aside from the pastor, who serves as presider, council members serve in a variety of roles, convener, facilitator, and recorder. These council roles are performed by certain individuals for up to a two year period, lending continuity and stability to the process. The Council rotates these roles on a periocic basis. The council maintains 12 members of which six are rotates each year.