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Program and Operations Council (POC)

The Program and Operations Council serves as an executive team in the Policy Governance model. Council members work to empower committees in their areas. The Branches of Our Ministry outlines responsibilities of the individual POC members.

The POC consists of ministers, elected officers, and appointed members. The board appoints members as needed to do the work of the POC.

  • James Dahlgren, Program Officer (and Chair of the POC)
    email: Program Officer

  • Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones
  • Susie Idzik, Interim Religious Educatiuon Director
  • Mary Idso, Financial Officer
  • Mary Mary Feldman, Personnel Officer
  • John Burk, Denomenational Affairs Ministry
  • (open), Social Justice Ministry
  • (open), Building Ministry
  • Jan Theiss-Guffey, Stewardship and Fundraising Ministry
  • Henry Ruddle, Communications Ministry
  • Madeline Morrow and Connie Hall, Membership and Connections Ministry


Each day we must hold out the chalice of our being to receive, to carry, and give back.

- Dag Hammarskjold