In 2019, BVUMC moved to the Accountable Leadership Board model, in which the former Church Council became the Leadership Board of approximately 12 persons. This is a streamlined model of ministry that allows the Leadership Board, along with the pastor and program staff to give oversight, direction and purpose to the programs and ministries of the church.


The Leadership Board coordinates the functions of several of our committees with the intention of reducing the number of meetings needed to conduct the administrative business of the church. The hands-on ministry is done by “teams” whose responsibilities will be to do ministry, such as the Staff Parish Relations Team, Stewardship Team, Outreach Team, and Trustees Team. This leadership model holds the mission of the church as primary and puts larger numbers of people in ministry.


Members of the Leadership Board are to be intentionally growing in faith, as well as setting an example for the congregation. There is time allotted at each Leadership Board meeting for spiritual formation before getting into the business of the Board.

In addition to all our faithful volunteers serving in ministry at BVUMC, the members of the Leadership Board include:

Chair: Don Evans

Pastor: Reverend Jerry Cho

Ministry Team Chairs: Judie Liebenstein & Joanie Stepanski, Staff Parish Relations; Jan Colson, Trustees; Murial Blackwood, Loving Start Preschool; Diane Evans, Worship & Music; Gwen Erdman, Financial Secretary.

At-Large Members: Mark Humphrey, Susan Troyer, Heather Haile, John Liebenstein

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Meeting Minutes