The governing of this congregation is by its membership. Its members control all of its affairs, subject to the laws of the State of Missouri relating to non-profit organizations. The members govern by electing a council called the consistory. The consistory is composed of eight members who serve a term of four years. Congregational members meet annually to elect consistory members and other persons to leadership positions. Congregational meetings are called to decide matters of buying or selling property, building projects, extensive repairs of church property, the calling of a Pastor, questions of policy, and changes in the By-Laws. All other matters are entrusted to the consistory who meet monthly. (Information in this section is taken from the constitution for the United Church of Christ of California, MO.)

The Consistory leads the annual congregational business meeting.consistory annual meeting

The members of the 2017 Consistory at their Installation

L to R: Dale Ratcliff, Ginnie Medlin, Austin Mouse, Pamela Hill, Rev. Lovins, Bryan Wolford, Larry Rohrbach, Tony Barry.   Leroy Schnieders is not pictured.

2017 Consistory Members and Responsibilities:

Pamela Hill  (2014-2018)
President, Mo Mid-South Conference Delegate

Tony Barry (2014-2018)
Vice President, Evangelism Committee

Larry Rohrbach (2015-2019)
Treasurer, Stewardship Committee

Leroy Schnieders (2015-2019)
Financial Secretary, Safe Church Committee & Stewardship Committee

Ginnie Medlin (2016-2020)
Secretary, Worship Committee

Austin Mouse (2016-2020)
Building & Grounds

Dale Ratcliff (2017-2021)
Memorial Committee & Nominating Committee

Bryan Wolford (2017-2021)
Local Benevolence & Nominating Committee


This congregation is a member of the United Church of Christ (national), the Missouri Mid-South Conference of the UCC (state) and its Western Association (region). We send delegates to meetings and conferences to represent us.

Click here for the website for the Missouri Mid-South Conference

Rev. Ginny Brown Daniels

Our Missouri Midsouth Conference Minister is the Rev. Dr. Ginny Brown Daniels.  She was unanimously elected on November 14, 2015, at a special Conference meeting at Columbia UCC.  To learn more about her background and accomplishments, click here.