Church Governance

Parish Leadership

The parish leadership structure is based on a servant leader model that recognizes the gifts parishioners bring to the community.

For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark  10:42-45

(NABRE, Saint Benedict Press)

Why the servant leadership model for St. John the Baptist?

The servant leadership model creates a structure that allows for greater participation and development of a more informed leadership. It creates a synergistic environment for the growth of all participants and creates the opportunity for all parish leaders to pray together for the people of St. John’s. This model also allows for more people to become actively involved in other St. John’s ministries.

The model is supported by monthly meetings with the Commissions and Pastoral Leadership Council which incorporate prayer and the sharing of a meal ahead of time. The Commissions and the Pastoral Leadership Council work in partnership with staff to develop the vision, policies and programs that support the parish mission.

Monthly Meeting Evening Schedule

  • Liturgy
  • Simple Meal
  • Commission Meetings
  • Pastoral Leadership Council Meeting

Pastoral Leadership Council

Servant Leadership Commissions