Church Council

Church Council’s role in the church is to be the administrative board.  Our goal is to properly manage our church resources to promote the mission of Tabernacle United Methodist Church. There are monthly meetings to take action on any church business that needs to be addressed.  The Council is composed of more than 20 members taken from a cross-section of the entire congregation.

The Church Council shall provide for planning and implementing a program of nurture, outreach, witness, and resource 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 Delegate to Conference                                 Linda Bigham

Committee Chairs:

Staff Parish Relations – Warren Ginn

Finance – Christopher Ehrhardt

Missions – Laurie Scotton

Worship – Rhonda and Alan Branson

Lay Leadership – Rev. John Woods

Evangelism – Steve Swain

Stewardship – Amy Ehrhardt

Christian Education – Sam Jones

Trustees – David Helms

Ministry Areas Representatives:

President of UM Men                                               Jay Gordon

President of UM Women                                         Anne Helms

Youth Representatives                                             TBD

At Large Members:

Alan Branson

Steve Swain

Alton Overby

Brad Ehrhardt

Cheryl Kendrick

June Sofley

Anne Lambert

Phyllis Brawley

Frank Hairr

Harry Griffin

Kevin Cripps

Freo Webster

Renie Ledwell Jefferson

Staff Representatives:

Pastor                                                                       Rev. John Woods

Youth Minister                                                       Savanah Aldridge

Children’s Ministry Director                                Kim Cripps

Minister of Music                                                    Carla Ely