Our governing body consists of 27 church members elected by the congregation and 5 members representing the Presbytery, our youth, the United Church Women group and the Board of Trustees. It meets bimonthly to consider and decide on motions and reports from the church committees and representatives. Our current Chair of Council is Elizabeth Denton.
The day to day work of our church is carried out by 12 committees with about 80 members in total. It is the committee work that makes St. Peter’s a dynamic and vibrant church and we are blessed by the efforts of so many of our church community.
Our current committees are:
Finance: Oversight of church income and expenditures, preparation of an annual budget and statements. Chair - Mary Ann Roscoe
Ministry and Personnel: Contracts, job descriptions and oversight of church staff members. Chair - Rob Ambrose
United Church Women: A women’s group providing service, fellowship and support for our church and other organizations. Coordinator - Mary Faris
Fellowship: Promotion and organization of regular fellowship activities for our whole church family. Chair - Julie Bowen
Congregational Care: Pastoral care support for our Minister, the oversight of records, weddings, baptisms and funerals, preparation and implementation of policies for congregational care. Subcommittees include Visitation, Meal delivery, Transportation, Accessibility, Rolls and Records and the Affirm United group. Chair - Joy Kalu, Coordinator (part time) - Charles Bolduc
Christian Education: Oversight and support of study activities, church labyrinth use, nursery, children’s and youth programs, young families activities, the church library, meditation groups, Scout, Cub, Beaver and Guide program groups. Publicity and support for Manitou Intentional Learning Community initiatives. Chair - Carolyn Sinclair
Mission and Service: Outreach and mission project development and support for our church family. An Out of the Cold subcommittee organizes monthly dinners for over 200 guests through the winter. A Syrian Refugee subcommittee arranged for the sponsorship of a Syrian refugee family, with financial and time contributions from St. Peter's members and others in the Sudbury community and continues to provide support to the family members. Chair - Carol Germa
Property: Supervision of church facilities, the custodian and maintenance projects. Contracts and supervision for church use by outside groups.
Worship and Music: Support for our Minister and music staff and assistance in planning and conducting weekly worship services including ushers, communion preparation and guest leaders. Chair - Doug Hallman
Memorial Fund: This committee arranges for memorials to be purchased from memorial donations, in consultation with the family, prepares memorial plaques and maintains memorial records. Chair - Doug Hallman
Communications: Oversight and maintenance of audio visual equipment including training operators, enhancing communications with the Sudbury community and our neighbourhood, website development and maintenance. Coordinator - Doug Hallman
Records Management: This committee supervises the maintenance of church records including council and committee documents, financial information and the archiving or disposal of records as per United Church guidelines. Contact - Earl Park