These groups serve as advisories bodies to the pastor and empower the various Commissions, subcommittees, and organizations in meeting the overall goal of forming a community of disciples.
Pastoral Council 2016-2017
Lizzette Vargas, Chair
Maria Luque, Vice Chair
Sue Saumenig, Secretary
Greg Krasowski, Chair, Liturgy
Amy Unverzagt, Chair, Evangelization
Tom Maher, Evangelization
Joyce Contrino, Evangelization
Charlie Stevenson, Evangelization
Clint Elliott, Chair, Service
Dennis Boland, Chair, Youth
Theresa Propst, Chair, Faith Formation
Terry Schoff, Faith Formation
William Sullivan, Chair, Comm. Life
Belkys Pinson, Chair, Hispanic
As the collaborative, discerning and consultative body, representing the whole community of St. Michael the Archangel Church, the purposes of this Pastoral Council shall be:
(a) To share responsibility with the Pastor for the life, mission, and ministries of the parish;
(b) To provide insight and prudent advice concerning the policies, procedures and programs which would assist in the implementation of the parish vision statement and parish pastoral plan;
(c) To provide an open, honest and respectful forum of communication and dialogue regarding parish affairs among the pastor, associate pastors, permanent deacons, religious, parish staff, and laity;
(d) To actively encourage by all available means the use of the gifts and talents of all parish members in the life and ministries of the parish;
(e) To discern the needs and concerns of the parish as a whole and provide recommendations to the Pastor as to the manner in which they may best be addressed;
(f) To continue to develop, maintain and review the vision statement of the Parish and to evaluate the manner in which it is being effectuated in the Parish;
(g) To participate, through active cooperation in regional and archdiocesan collegial bodies and events, in the total life and mission of the Church of the Archdiocese of Baltimore;
(h) To collaborate with other religious and civic groups in working for the common good of the broader Overlea community and surrounding neighborhoods.
From the Pastoral Council Constitution and By-Laws
The Finance Council is an advisory body whose primary purpose is the development and monitoring of all parish budgets as well as the allocation of parish investments. The Finance Council meets at least quarterly to review income and expenses. Members are appointed directly by the pastor and are professionals in the finance, accounting, budgeting, and related fields.
The School Board is a consultative and collaborative body whose focus is to support and participate in forming the vision for St. Michael the Archangel School. The Board oversees the development and presentation of the annual school budget, participates in short- and long-term planning, and acts as ambassadors of the school community. Membership is composed of parishioners, community leaders, and members of the school community. Through a nomination process, members are appointed by the pastor with the consensus of the principal and School Board.
Most Rev. William Lori, President (Ex-Officio)
Most Rev. Denis Madden, Vice President (Ex-Officio)
Rev. Jose Opalda, Secretary-Treasurer (Ex-Officio)
Mr. Michael Brown (2007-2012)
Mrs. Cassandra Roberson (2007-2012)