Parish Pastoral Council

Resurrection Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council is an advisory committee to the pastor.  They meet monthly from September through June.


The Council is a vehicle for fulfilling the pastoral mission of the parish through Servant Leadership. We do this by fostering growth within the parish family and the sharing of spiritual gifts and talents; by encouraging positive relationships among all members of the parish; and by collaborating with other parishes and the wider community. 

What We Do

The Council, after prayerful discernment, advises the pastor and develops policies to support those activities and programs which foster the spiritual, intellectual, moral and temporal well-being of the parish, and shall contribute to Diocesan goals and policies.

Decision Making

The Council’s manner of decision-making is communal discernment which includes prayerful reflection, gathering of information, dialogue and sharing of conclusions. The usual method of reaching conclusions is a consensus.

What is Servant Leadership

“Just as the son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28

The 11 Pillars of Servant Leadership

  1. Calling – can you feel the pull to be a part of something bigger?
  2. Listening – can you listen intently to others and try to understand what they are telling you?
  3. Empathy – can you approach situations with an open mind?
  4. Healing – can you help others transform and integrate healthfully in their roles?
  5. Awareness – can you recognize what’s going on with others as well as your self?
  6. Persuasion – can you open others eyes to the possibilities they had not considered?
  7. Foresight – can you learn from the past, consider the reality of the present, and think of the consequences of your actions?
  8. Conceptualization – can you dream for the future and envision the paths to get there?
  9. Stewardship – can you take responsibility for yourself and your community?
  10. Growth – can you motivate others to learn and grow to their potential?
  11. Community – can you bring others together to accomplish a common goal?


The Council is comprised of eight (8) members, all of whom are baptized, practicing Catholics, at least 18 years old, registered members of the parish, and participants in the parish worship life, especially Mass and the sacraments. Members serve for 3 years with a limit of two consecutive terms.


The Council meets the first Thursday of each month at 5:30pm.

Current Members

Regina Bobak, Chairman

David Moyer

Jessica Parkyn

Robin Peterman

Irmgard Seidle-Adams

Patti Smay