Governance & Group Tools

Mayflower practices “shared ministry,” affirming that each member of this community is a minister both within and beyond the walls of the church by virtue of her or his baptism.

We covenant with one another and with the wider United Church of Christ to walk together in this journey of faith. We agree to share the decision-making responsibilities of being a church, as well as the joy of serving in mission, side-by-side.

Mayflower is governed by a nine-member Council who operate under a policy governance model. The Council sets broad goals and strategic priorities based on the mission and vision approved by the congregation. Council members represent the whole church (rather than a specific group or ministry). The day-to-day operations are overseen by the Leadership Team. To learn more about the Policy Governance Model, we recommend Governance and Ministry by Dan Hotchkiss.

Leadership Team

Rev. Sarah Campbell, Team Lead Minister
Rev. Emily Goldthwaite Fries, Associate Minister
Eji’jah Carroll, Director of Faith Formation
Thor Mickelson, Director of Operations & Development

Full staff list here; biographies of our worship leaders here.

Mayflower Council

Connie Ford, Moderator
Ray Croaston
Russ Dodge
Stephanie Peck
Ryan Pulkrabek
Jodi Sandfort
John Schmitt
Belle Scott
Jen Andrews Van Horne
Rev. Sarah Campbell, ex officio

Interested in serving on Council?

Mayflower’s governance structure calls for visionary leaders and big-picture thinkers to serve as Council members. Are you interested in serving with a group that is charged with listening to the congregation and imagining our shared future? Download the Councilor position description or fill out the statement of interest.

Interested in other leadership positions?

Nominating Committee: download the position description
Creekside Commons LLC: download the position description
Delegate to Annual Meeting of MN Conference of the UCC: download the position description
Mayflower Early Childhood Center: download the position description 

Governance

The Council meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:45 pm at the Church. Any member of Mayflower is welcome to attend and observe Council meetings. Council meeting minutes are available to any Mayflower member upon request. Contact the church office.