One Committee Leadership Council

Simplified Accountable Structure, or  “One Committee”  arises from a portion of the Book of Discipline that states, “When the membership size, program scope, mission resources, or other circumstances so require, the [local church] may, in consultation with and upon the approval of the district superintendent, modify the organizational plans ….”  Churches all over the United Methodist System have embraced the model  for one outstanding reason: these church leaders recognized the efficiency and effectiveness in such a leadership model.  To simplify church structure, the four separate administrative committees (trustees, finance, staff-parish relations, and church council) cease to exist as previously structured, and they are replaced by one new Leadership Board which functions as all four committees. This new board consists of 15 people with two year terms, is nominated by the Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development and is voted on by the Charge Conference. Rather than holding four separate meetings of the four previous administrative committees, there is now one board meeting where the leaders are able to practice a healthier and more holistic approach with missional focus and direction. Technically, and in fulfillment with the requirements of the Discipline, all four committees still exist, but they exist as a single unified Leadership Board, with all of their responsibilities, qualifications, and authority of each administrative committee located in the simplified board.

At our Charge Conference on October 25, 2022, a resolution was passed to spend 2023 in discernment of  implementing a form of church administration known as “One Committee or Simple Board Governance.”
After presentations and discussions, the leadership decided to move forward with the change, and it was approved by the District Supervisor at the Charge Conference on October 22, 2023.  The new structure, known as the OC15 began operation in January of 2024.

On this page, you can find links to OC15 Members,  agenda and back up materials and minutes from previous meetings.

OC15  Member List
                   Leadership List
OC15 Agendas & Backing Materials
                  February 20, 2024
                  March 19, 2024
                  April 23, 2024
OC15 Meeting Minutes
                 March 19, 2024