Pastoral Council

Pastoral Council

Fr. Jim Devorak, Parochial Administrator

Sofia Horvath, Chair

Mark Scherschligt

Ron McClintic

Mark Saunders

DeYung Le

Angela Steward-Randle

Paul Trescony

Bob Bazinet

Thao Hoang

Lynn Leonard, Trustee

Steve Robinson, Trustee

Barbara Staats, Business Administrator


Camera  A Ministry "snapshot": Pastoral Council

Meeting Details:

Regular meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm, September-June. Meetings usually run about 1.5 hours.

Ministry Description:

The Parish Pastoral Council functions as an advisory body for the Pastor.

Contact Person:  Sofia Horvath, 763-496-1333
A typical day in this ministry:

Monthly meetings begin with a moment of prayer, discussion of any issues/questions submitted from parish commissions, followed by a discussion of "new business." New business may be anything from possible parish involvement in community initiatives, to fundraising and finance discussion, to long-range strategic planning for the parish.

Commitments beyond the monthly meeting may include: meeting with commissions (Several council members act as liaisons to commissions. They either attend commission meetings or correspond via phone/email with commission members in order to report to the council.), volunteering at Corn Fest on behalf of the council, representing the council at parish-wide events (e.g. stations of the cross), one Saturday morning retreat.

While some of the opportunities and commitments outside of the monthly meeting are flexible, the primary commitment is the monthly meeting.

The following apply to this ministry:

  • Weeknight Opportunities
Time Committment: average 3 hrs per month