The Church Council is the governing leadership body here at Messiah. It consists of 10 members who are elected by the congregation and one who is elected by the Board of Elders.
The Council is entrusted with the big picture and are the stewards of our vision and mission, providing leadership and guidance to the ministry team and our paid and unpaid servant leaders.
President: Greg Rahe
Vice President: Grant Riles
Secretary: Amy Christiansen
Treasurer: Jennifer Brothers
Financial Secretary: Charlene Young
Ministry Support: Zach Hansen
Outreach/Growth: Teresa Bauck
Children & Youth Christian Education: Brenda Taylor
Spiritual Life: Tracy Karcher
Youth Faith Growth: Gwen Larson
Adult & Family Christian Growth: Laci Hansen
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:10-11)
Board of Elders
The Board of Elders works alongside the ministry providing for the spiritual needs of the congregation. It consists of 13 members who are elected by the congregation.
Head Elder: Tracy Karcher
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. (Acts 20:28)