The Leadership Council serves as elected representatives of the entire congregation between annual church business meetings (Charge Conference). The Leadership Council is made up of the lay leaders of individual ministry areas as well as the chairpersons of the Finance Committee, Staff Parish Relations Committee, and the Board of Trustees. Appointed Pastors and designated staff liaisons also take part. Leadership Council meetings are open to all Hillside members, however, only Leadership Council members may vote at Leadership Council meetings.  

The Purpose of the Leadership Council

  1. Prayerfully leading the church 
  2. Establish the vision for the church and oversee the visioning process
  3. Establish church wide goals that will fulfill the vision
  4. Facilitate the communication between ministries
  5. Communicate (educate) the congregation
  6. Empower the ministries as they need to be accountable
  7. Give oversight to finance, SPRC and trustees
  8. Sponsor special events to fulfill the vision of the church
  9. Be an access point for the congregation to speak


  1. Chairman (Corporate Officer) - Tina Kirkland * #
  2. Chair Finance (Corporate Officer) -  Greg Elder * #
  3. Chair Trustees (Corporate Officer) - Lori Moritz * #
  4. Lay Members to Annual Conference:
    1. Greg Faber * #
    2. Rita Faber #
  5. Lay Leaders:
    1. Kyle Giesler * #
    2. Anna Chapman * #
  6. Leadership Selection and Development - Rev. Herzen Andone*
  7. Staff Parish Relations (SPR) - Greg Faber * #
  8. Missions & Outreach Laity Lead - Virginia Elder #
  9. Missions and Outreach Staff Support - Christy Good
  10. Spiritual Formation Laity Lead (CEC) -  Susan Purifoy #
  11. Spiritual Formation Staff Support - Travis Jones
  12. Worship Laity Leader - Kim Rollbuhler #
  13. Worship Staff Support - Dr. Michael Cromwell
  14. Women’s Ministry Laity Lead - LeAnn Jones / Lesley Triplitt #
  15. Women's Ministry Staff Support - Jenny Hurt
  16. Men’s Ministry Laity Leader - Jeff Faile #
  17. Men's Ministry Staff Support - Travis Jones
  18. Youth Ministries Student Laity Lead - Emma Duncan #
  19. Youth Ministries Adult Laity Lead - Crawford Pound #
  20. Youth Ministries Staff Support - Steve Brooks
  21. Communications Staff Support - Lauren Cox
  22. Congregational Care Ministry Laity Lead - Susan Coker #
  23. Guest Services Laity Lead - Dave Wilson #
  24. Guest Services Staff Support - Beth Federman
  25. Hillside Preschool and Academy Laity Lead - Nick Cawood #
  26. Hillside Preschool and Academy Staff Support - Rev. Herzen Andone*
  27. JOY Ministry Laity Lead - Don Billion / Gail Billion #
  28. JOY Ministry Staff Support - Dr. Michael Cromwell
  29. Children Laity Lead - Rachel Blend #
  30. Children Staff Support - Jenny Hurt
  31. Director of Operations - David Good *

(*) Voting members of the Executive Leadership Team

(#) Voting members of the Leadership Council

Hillside Staff are Non-Voting Members of the Leadership Council

Leadership Council May 2018

   Leadership Council Agenda

CCM Spiritual Formation Update LC May

Finance Update LC

Leadership Council Devotional for May 21, 2018

May 2018 Financial Update

Leadership Council April 2018

Leadership Council Agenda
Leadership Council Minutes
Preschool & Academy Board April Minutes
Board of Trustees March Minutes
Board of Trustees February Minutes
Congregational Care February Minutes
MOB January Minutes
Spiritual Formation Update
CCM Chart - Travis Jones
Financial Update March 2018


Leadership Council January 2018


Leadership Council Agenda
Leadership Council Notes
2017 Financial Overview
2018 Budget Forecast
HUMC Communication Strategy
Hillside Church App
Men's Retreat
Spiritual Formation Update
Leadership Council Members Update
Victoria and Friends


Leadership Council Called Meeting November 2017

Called Meeting Agenda
Called Meeting Notes

Leadership Council October 2017

Leadership Council Agenda
Leadership Council Notes
Finance Update
2018 Meeting Dates
Life Groups
Contemporary to Modern Worship
Preschool and Academy Board Oct 2017
Communications Strategy

Leadership Council September 2017

Leadership Council Agenda
Leadership Council Notes
CCM September Notes
Fall Adult Sunday School
MOB Minutes Aug 2017
Music Associate Announcement
Mission and Lifestyle Report - Hillside UMC

Leadership Council July 2017

Leadership Council Notes
Financial Update
Preschool and Academy Board Notes
Congregational Care August Meeting Notes
Congregational Care June/July Meeting Notes