Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC)...

The committee shall reflect biblically and theologically on the role and work of the pastor(s) and staff as they carry out their leadership responsibilities.

SPRC Members

  • Chair

    Pat Newberry
  • Vice Chair

    Brent Belfield
  • Lay Leader

    Susan Hora
  • Secretary

    Fran Hamlin
  • Member

    Joan Hodges
  • Member

    Wade Chambers
  • Member

    Jason Merrihew
  • Member

    Meg Pitts

Professing members of the local church or charge or associate members (¶ 227), except in cases where central conference legislation or local law provides otherwise. 

The committee shall reflect biblically and theologically on the role and work of the pastor(s) and staff as they carry out their leadership responsibilities. The committee shall assist the pastor(s) and staff in assessing their gifts, maintaining health holistically and work-life balance, and setting priorities for leadership and service. It is the responsibility of the committee to communicate with the committee on nominations and leadership development and/or the church council when there is a need for other leaders or for employed staff to perform in areas where utilization of the gifts of the pastor(s) and staff proves an inappropriate stewardship of time.

From The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church - 2012. © 2012 by The United Methodist Publishing House. (Paragraph 258.2).