Governing Council


The Governing Council provides strategic leadership for Emmanuel United Methodist Church and structures/oversees the mission, vision, values, and ministry of the church. The Governing Council establishes accountability systems to ensure strategic priorities are accomplished. The purpose of a single council structure is to free up the maximum number of people to be in ministry and to be more efficient and effective in conducting the business of the church.


Current Members of the Governing Council:

Frank Burroughs (GC Chair)

Monte Thacker (Finance)

Liz White (Secretary)

Tiffany Graves (Lay Leader)

Craig Dyksen (Trustee)

Jenna Noah (Trustee)

David Wilson (Trustee)

Shana Tesnar (Staff Parish)

Linda Westbrook (Staff Parish)

Rev. Steve Walker (Pastor)