The Minister is supported by the Committee on Shared Ministry (CoSM) in educating the congregation about the importance of sharing ministry and the partnership of trust necessary to encourage this ministry to deepen and grow.

The Committee on Shared Ministry also supports the Minister in the conduct of his or her ministry as a friendly and confidential sounding board – answering questions, making suggestions, and drawing relevant matters to the Minister’s attention. They observe and make appropriate recommendations to the Minister and Board of Trustees regarding the overall health of our congregation and shared ministry. The CoSM seeks to promote an understanding and practice of our Covenant of Right Relations and relies heavily upon it when supporting, as requested by individual members, the de-escalation of conflict.

COSM (2019): Terra Anderson, Sara Heath, Robert Steele, and Rev. Emily Melcher