Pictured below are the current members of the Executive Council.  They meet once a month, on the Third Thursday at 5:30 p.m.*  If you would like to communicate directly with them, please send an email to: council@firstgb.org.  Keep up to date on what’s happening with the council here.

Executive Council members pictured above (Left to Right):

Front row – Sharon Lindow (Membership), Connie Meyer (Secretary), Chris Maki (Outreach)

Back Row – Carol Rollin (Christian Education), Denise Larson (Vice President), Dave Thaldorf (Music & Worship), Lori Wirtz (President) & Dave Rentmeester (Building & Grounds)

See below for church committees & their members.  (If your are interested in serving or if your name is not listed and should be, please contact the council at:  council@firstgb.org.)  

Marketing Committee

Marketing Committee Members: Lori Burroughs, Renea Mertens, Connie Meyer, Sandi Van Sistine, and Tammie Zelhofer

Pastor Parish Committee

Pastor Parish Committee Members:  Barb Brenkus, Mike Meyer, Karen Mundt, and Council President Lori Wirtz

Stewardship Committee

Stewardship Committee Members:  Tom Karman, Pat Truttmann, Michael Wickman, Ken Wirtz, Lori Wirtz, and staff members--Lori Burroughts, and Barb Meyer

Friends Who Care

Jeanne Vanden Elzen, Vern Kasten, Pat Wayte, Audrey Salzbrun, Helen Mitchell, Dale & Dotty Vollrath, Lucy Burroughs

Membership Committee

Membership Commitee Members: Sharon Lindow, Kristen Moreland, Beth Longley, Jeanne Van Den Elzen, Connie Huff, Doris Theeke, Karen Kranzush

Planned Giving

Denise Larson, Tom Karman, Doris Theeke, Pat Rindfleisch, Mike Meyer, and Wendy Tomcheck


Chris Maki, Sally Hansen, Karen Kranzush, Deb Rentmeester, Tia Thomas, Jeanne Van Den Elzen, Marsha & Don Wilkinson

*Monthly Council minutes and associated reports are placed in a binder in the top drawer of the usher’s nook after they are approved.