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Church Council

Our Church Council oversees and evaluates the strategic direction of Swansboro United Methodist Church and approves the annual budget and elected officers. The current Council has about 23 members (2 pastors and 21 church members) that represent the many different ministry areas under the four general areas of ministry - Leadership, Stewardship, Outreach & Nurture and Christian Education.

On December 2, 2013, the Administrative Board of SUMC approved the change to the Church Council management structure. The called Charge Conference on the same date set the maximum number of members of this council at 25. 

The chart above shows the general structure that was proposed and accepted. Here is a document with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs.) If you have additional questions, contact Yana Franz.

Click here to see all committees in a printable document: Church Council and Church Committees (Last updated 2 July 2019.) The roles of our committees remain essentially unchanged.

Have an idea/project you would like us to pursue? Great! Just be sure to complete the New Mission/Ministry Development Worksheet prior to presenting your idea.

Church Council in Training!


Our first Church Council training session held on January 11, 2014 at the Emerald Isle Beach Club.

Church Council Worksheets and Training Documents:

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