Councils & Committees


Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council serves as an advisory group to the Pastor.  It helps to provide direction for the spiritual life, ministry priorities, broad goals, strategic planning, and policy making of St. Joseph Parish. The Council is also a liaison for parishioners and ministries to the pastor and staff.

The Pastoral Council is a visioning and planning body of parishioners who foster full participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the church as lived out in St. Joseph Parish.

In consultation with the Pastor, the parish Pastoral Council actively listens to and identifies the needs and concerns of the people and develops a parish pastoral strategic plan to respond to these needs. The council also works to implement the plan with the involvement of parishioners.

Current Pastoral Council Members:

Chair: Ken Hutchenrider
Vice-chair: Larry Monaco
Secretary: Derek Storey
Theresa Elaine Bennett
Amy Lawrence
Julia Wade
Bao Vinh
Genet Sorhe
Philip Cook
Dania Sanchez
Esther Zapata
Steven Crane


Finance Council

The Finance Council is the consultative group that assists the pastor in carrying out the material administration of the parish. It has the obligation of planning and supervising the financial affairs and physical properties of the parish. The finance council is concerned with parish resources, the budget, Church support, and the effective utilization and maintenance of the parish plan.

Individuals with experience in finance, banking, accounting, etc. are appointed by the pastor and serve a three-year term, which may be extended.

Finance Council meetings are the second Tuesday of each month.

Current Finance Council Members:

Rick Crosland
Dan Denoy
Sam Gutierrez
Oliver Iheme
Ken Myers
Chris Koloc
Carole Wilson
Gloria Sandoval

Questions may be directed to our Business Manager, Kris Horlick, at

Thank You, Lord, for so many gifts You have given us, for so many favors You grant us, for so many wonders You have shown us. For so much, thank You, Lord. Always help our hearts to be grateful and turned toward You.
— Stewardship Prayer of Thanksgiving

Stewardship Committee

"Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you." (Lk 6:38)

Stewardship is our Way of Life at St. Joseph. In our over 40 years as a faith community, our parishioners have embraced Stewardship in generous donations of personal time, talent and treasure.  The Stewardship Committee exists to foster the continued generosity of our parishioners in their gifts of time, talent and treasure.

Gratitude is the root of prayer. And grateful hearts, rooted in prayer, remind us that God is our Provider and that all blessings and gifts are graciously given to us by His hand.

It is up to each of us how we respond to God in how we generously use our blessings and gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure to honor him and to serve our Brothers and Sisters in Christ who share our lives, near and far.