Pillars of Faith

"... the laity have an active part of their own in the life and action of the Church. Their action within the church community is so necessary that without it, an apostolate of the pastors will be unable to obtain its full effect... The laity should develop the habit of working in the parish in close union with their priests."

What are the Pillars of Faith?

In 2011, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church underwent a self-examination and evaluation of Church operations as a whole.  Everything from process efficiency to communications channels to the number of ministries within the Parish was reviewed.  By December 2012, after a complete analysis, the Parish had established the six Pillars of Faith.  These pillars are the foundation upon which the Church operates, communicates with and serves the many individuals and organizations that make this parish a community of faith.

How The Pillars are Constructed

Ministries within the church are organized by function into the pillars. Each ministry is facilitated by a Chair and Co-Chair. Two members other than the chair or co-chair sit on the Parish Council representing their ministry.

Furthermore, each pillar is assigned to a member of parish staff, known as the "Staff Resource Leader."  The Staff Resource Leader serves as the pillar's liaison to the parish office. 

The Six Pillars

Staff Resource Leader

Worship

Fr. Ray Ackerman

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Evangelization & Formation

Deacon George Butterfield

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Outreach

Amy Dennis

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Stewardship & Community Life

Stephanie Graham

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Administration

Jennifer Dolf

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School

Laura Gallagher

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pdf St. John's Ministry Matrix (440 KB)