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Leadership Development Committee

Approved 2016-10-31




  • To identify the evolving leadership needs and opportunities within the congregation, looking at least three years into the future.

  • To help members and friends of the congregation identify their interests, passions and skills and become aware of how they can bring these to the congregation and the greater community. 

  • To maintain an inventory of member skills and interests as well current openings and needs and to suggest matches between the two.

  • To identify resources to support the development of current and future leaders such as workshops, training programs, online courses or webinars, mentoring opportunities, leadership retreats, orientations to congregational governance, basic tools necessary for positions being assumed such as packets of informational materials to help them navigate their way.

  • To advocate for support of leadership development opportunities and to play a major role in allocating funds for this purpose.   Specifically, the committee will administer the selection process for the Ethan Davis Leadership Fund recipients and handle the disbursement of the stipends that are granted.



The Committee will consist of at least four Granite Peak members with congregational leadership experience. One current or past member of the Nominating Committee will serve on the Leadership Development Committee and act as liaison between the two groups. At least one member will be either a current or past member of the Membership Committee and at least one will be a current or past member of the Faith Development Committee. The Minister and the President of the Congregation will be nonvoting ex officio members of the committee. Task groups or teams of other members and friends may be appointed by the Leadership Development Committee to address certain needs or projects.




The Nominating Committee member of the Leadership Development Committee will serve as initial convener of the group any time there is not an elected chair. That person will work with the Faith Development Committee and the Membership Committee to assure that they each have at least one representative on the Committee. The Leadership Development committee may select additional members and elect its chair.


Term of Office


All members will hold two year terms that are renewable with approval of the committee and the Board. An effort will be made to stagger terms to provide for continuity of experience.

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Bobbie Bollinger

Board Liaison

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Tracy Powers


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Mary Ann Clark


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Jo Sprague


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Jane Keen


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