Board of Administration
The local Board of Administration works in partnership with the senior pastor to provide vision, general oversight, planning and coordination of the ministries of the church. The Board’s purpose is to stimulate and further the congregation’s mission and the spiritual growth and development of the entire church body. The Board provides spiritual leadership for the congregation and cares for policy, legal and financial issues, operations, property and personnel. The Board’s members are nominated to a two year term by the Nominating Committee. Three board members are elected as delegates to represent the church to the Pacific Northwest Conference annual Leadership Summit.
Tina Chang, Board Chair
Bonnie Gustafson, Delegate
Tricia Mason, Treasurer
Sherman Snow, Delegate
Philip Kane, Delegate
The Nominating Committee proposes people to serve in the various ministries and responsibilities of the church to be voted on and affirmed at the Annual Meeting. The Committee identifies people of spiritual maturity, giftedness and fruitfulness in ministry, and provides appropriate roles for each to participate in the overall mission of the church. Members are elected for a three-year term. The team gathers for a series of meetings three to four months before board voting.
The Finance Committee works with the Board and Treasurer to ensure the transparency, accountability, good stewardship and financial health of Rainier Avenue Church.
Chair: Devin Bruckner, Treasurer
The Personnel Committee assists the board and staff with HR issues including staff job descriptions, compensation and benefits, performance reviews, hiring processes, and employee handbook.
Chair: Van Manivanh (Board)
Tina Chang (Delegate)
Rita Rossing (HR)
Pat Tsai (Benefits/Finance)
The Pastoral Team consists of those ordained for vocational ministry and ministerial candidates in the ordination process. The team provides spiritual direction and care for the church. Some are paid staff, others are volunteer. Some also serve as Ministry Team Leaders. The Pastoral Team is accountable to the Pacific Northwest Conference.