To enhance the Shared Ministry of the congregation, a group of 5 long term members has been formed to work in conjunction with the board of trustees and senior minister David Herndon to ‘monitor the pulse’ of our religious community. The group hopes that through discussions with individuals in the congregation, the strengths and needs of individuals and groups within the congregation can be identified. We hope to collect feedback and concerns from congregants that can lead to recommendations, resolution of conflict and healthy communication overall. Members of the Collaborative are Ebe Emons, Joe Jencik, Linda Kauffman, Jim Reitz, and Jean Schmidt. Please feel free to share your questions, comments and concerns with them.