Congregation Council, Officers, Standing Committees & Teams

Logo, company nameThe Congregation Council is elected by the church membership and meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month to provide general oversight of the ministry of Esperanza.

Past Congregation Meeting (May 19, 2024)

Council & Officer Position Descriptions

2024/2025 Council Officers (elected 05/19/24) – Congratulations to our new officers! 

President – Christine (Chris) Armfield

Vice President – Paige Somero

Treasurer – Chuck Yount

Secretary – Cindy Jackson

2024/2025 Council Members (alpha order): 

  • Christine (Chris) Armfield
  • Susan Brown
  • Jim Gisselquist
  • Pastor Chris Heller
  • Cindy Jackson
  • Beth Leaf
  • KC Quah
  • Paige Somero
  • Donna Sparber
  • Chuck Yount

Standing Committees:

  • Executive Council – Pastor Chris Heller, Chris Armfield, Paige Somero, Cindy Jackson, Chuck Yount
  • Nominating for 2024/2025 – Michelle Ageno, Dan Beeks, Michael Paradise, Craig Peck, Michelle Tinsley, Susan Vega
  • Audit

Existing Teams:

  • Worship & Music – Pastor Chris Heller, Paige & Brad Somero, Josie & Jim Nelson, Jane & Todd Peterson, Eddie Knoell, & Lai Gates
  • Community Outreach – Pastor Chris Heller, Linda Dickson, Larry Hanson, Judi Wold, Peggy Shepherd, Chris Armfield & Barb Yurka
  • Stewardship – Pastor Chris Heller, Chuck Yount, & Linda Dickson
  • Finance – Mark Entsminger, Chuck Yount, Michael Paradise, Jane Gisselquist, Tina Knoell, Ray Purdy, Joni Thorpe & Pastor Chris Heller
  • Education – Pastor Chris Heller, Beth Leaf, Paige Somero, & Madison Somero
  • Fellowship – Peggy Wagner, Julie Valenzuela, & Jayne Gisselquist
  • Communications – Pastor Chris Heller & Michael Paradise
  • Welcoming – Susan Brown, Tom Vega, Susan Vega, Julie Valenzuela, & Beth Leaf
  • Personnel – Executive Committee
  • Property – Denzil Klein, Randy Wright, Michael Paradise, Mark Schut, & Craig Peck
  • Historian & Archivist – Tom Vega
  • Transition/MSP (for recent Pastor Call) – Liz Farquhar, Michele Tinsley, Paul Wagner, & Paul Beeks
  • 35th Anniversary Celebration Team (Event: Sunday, February 23, 2025) – Tom Vega, Liz Farquhar, Lynn Hockenberger, Chris Armfield, Peggy Wagner, Joni Thorpe, Larry Hanson, Michael Paradise, Randy Wright

To Access a Copy of the Esperanza Constitution Last Updated, May 21, 2023 Click Here

Note: Constitution changes were voted on and approved on Sunday, May 19, 2024 and will be approved by the Synod in the coming weeks.

For contact information of the council members please email [email protected].