Tabernacle United Methodist Church

Church Council

The Church Council’s role in the church is as an administrative board.  Our goal is to properly manage Church resources to promote the mission statement of the Church.  We hold monthly meetings in order to take real-time action on any Church business that needs addressing.  The Council is composed of more than 20 members taken from a cross-section of the congregation.

Purpose: The church council shall provide for planning and implementing a program of nurture, outreach, witness, and resources in the local church. It shall also provide for the administration of its organization and temporal life. It shall envision, plan, implement, and annually evaluate the mission and ministry of the church. The church council shall be amenable to and function as the administrative agency of the charge conference.


Chair                                                                        Dan Cockman

Recording Secretary                                               Karen Moore

Lay Leader                                                              John Bradley

Church Treasurer                                                    Heidi Bradley

Lay Members to Annual Conference                      Linda Bigham and Dan Hobbs

Committee Chairs:

Chair, Staff Parish Relations Committee                 Wanda Swain

Chair, Finance Committee                                       Christopher Ehrhardt

Chair, Missions Committee                                      Laurie Scotton

Chair, Worship Committee                                       Linda Bigham

Chair, Evangelism Committee                                 Steve Swain

Chair, Stewardship Committee                                Amy Ehrhardt

Chairs, Education Committee                                 Teresa Ehrhardt

Chair, Board of Trustees                                          David Helms

Ministry Areas Representatives:

President of UM Men                                               Jay Gordon and Richard Baker

President of UM Women                                          Linda Bigham

Youth Representatives                                            Calista Holt, Megan Ehrhardt, and Emily Christopher

At Large Members:

Herb Jones                                                              Alan Branson

Michelle Griffin                                                         Steve Swain

Kevin Lambe                                                           Dan Cockman

Alton Overby                                                           Richard Dunn

Brad Ehrhardt                                                          Phyllis Brawley

Frank Hairr                                                              Jean Turner

Karen Moore                                                            Harry Griffin

Kevin Cripps                                                            Jared Webster

Hank Gill                                                                  Marshall Pike

Renie Ledwell Jefferson                                          Freo Webster

Staff Representatives:

Pastor                                                                       Rev. John Woods

Associate Pastor                                                      Rev. Justin Cabe

Program Director                                                      Kim Cripps

Minister of Music                                                       Carla Ely