Parish Council

The Ministry of Pastoral Council is to assist the pastor in discerning the will of God for the parish through the wisdom of the graced community. The Pastoral Council is to be first of all, a consultative body, which discerns through prayer. Council deliberations – gathering input, weighing strengths and needs, listing pros and cons, offering insights from other life experiences – all take place in an atmosphere and attitude of humble prayer, reflection, listening and genuine willingness to learn from those who may disagree with us.
Name Position
Father Elder  Pastor
Betty Fernandez  Operations Manager, Ex-Officio Member
Karla De Leon  Bookkeeper/Spanish Ministry, Ex-Officio Member
Pat Martin  President
Allen Langenbahn  Secretary
Danny DeSelms  Lector
Mauricio Escobar  Parishioner
Joseph Gonzalez  Latin Mass
Jon Kim Latin Mass
Debbie Kotas  Eucharistic Minister
Ferdinand Mata Filipino Ministry
Rosendo Meza  Spanish Ministry
Carol Morton  Parishioner
Jay/Crys Mueller  Christ of the Desert
Angela Ponder School Employee Rep
Annie Van Pelt School Parent Rep
Dorothy Yudice  Parishioner
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Membership of the Pastoral Council reflects the make-up of the parish it serves: men and women, persons with a variety of viewpoints and experiences. 

Members of the Pastoral Council include:
Baptized and Confirmed Catholics
Registered and participating members of the parish
Living in the spirit of the Second Vatican Council
Comfortable with personal and communal prayer
Willing to serve through prayerful study, reflection, and interaction with all
Able to work well as a team member
A good listener that understands the issues and needs
Enthusiastically committed to the mission and ministry of Jesus in the church
Able to make participation in the work of the Council a priority
Possessing good moral character

The ideal number of members is 10 to 14. This number includes the selected members:  ex-officio and appointed.