The Spiritual Leadership Council, or “SLC,” is the primary lay leadership group in our congregation. As defined by our by-laws, this governance board is elected directly by the congregation and acts on behalf of the congregation to oversee and support the direction and mission of the church.

You can learn more about how we are organized to join Jesus on His mission by reading this blog or watching the video below.


The congregation annually elects the officers and at-large members of the SLC.

Please keep these members in your prayers as they seek to serve Jesus by serving you.

 

Spiritual Leadership Council

The Spiritual Leadership Council, or “SLC,” is the primary lay leadership group in our congregation. As defined by our by-laws, this governance board is elected directly by the congregation and acts on behalf of the congregation to oversee and support the direction and mission of the church.

 

Aaron Johnson
President
Wife: Kristine
Family: Benjamin, Charlotte, Olive, Margaret, and Atticus
Years at St. Luke: 6

Tell a story of how you have experienced one of our core values.
2019 has been a year of dependence on Jesus. When our core values were developed, this was placed at the bottom of the list to signify its foundational relationship to all of our other values. I have personally experienced this being the case over the last year.

We have all been challenged both corporately and personally this year to be open to those we are not familiar with. We have been challenged this year when our situations reached points of complexity that pushed the limits of our understanding. Through stress and trial our relationships with others have been challenged, tempting us to be less than authentic with one another.

Throughout the year, when these challenges have reared their head in my life, it is dependence on Jesus that has provided hope, patience, and joy. We have come out of 2019 with a number of bumps, cuts, and bruises, but we have also come out of 2019 in relationship with one another. Jesus has put us in each other’s lives for the fulfillment of His mission and ministry in the greater Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area. It is in relationship with each other that we will enter 2020 seeking everyone’s story while sharing His story, all the while depending on Jesus.


Jason Hallman
Vice President
Wife: Kristin
Family: Everett, Owen, Callum
Years at St. Luke: 7

Where have you seen Jesus active in at least one of our growth environments
These are all interconnected! St Luke has been a place through which Jesus has drawn me into deep discipling relationships. I learned to recognize what Jesus is shaping in my life and what response he is shaping in me. With this central pattern I’ve learned to seek the stories of others in ways I could not see before Jesus brought me here. Moreover, these discipling relationships have been a blessing as others walk with me through the difficulties of life.

Jesus actively places on our rope the right people for the time and place, and he wants to provide authentic relationships for all of us. After all, his ministry on earth was characterized by a small core group of individuals whom he discipled for a time… before sending them out to “seek others’ stories.”


Karla Chapman
Treasurer
Family: 2 adult children: Kayla & Kyle
Years at St. Luke: 17

Tell a story of how you have experienced one of our core values.
We more and more focus on prayer in my small group and our increased dependence in our Lord Jesus in what He is doing and focus less on our current circumstances.

 

 


Roxanne Smith
Secretary
Husband: Andy
Family: Jakob
Years at St. Luke: 34

Where have you seen Jesus active in at least one of our growth environments?
I see Jesus active in my everyday communities. He is present in my neighborhood, where He reminds me to show care to my neighbors when they are struggling in some way. He is present at the pool where I swim, where conversations have led to sharing his hope or his peace. Jesus is very active in the medical settings where I often receive care myself, and where people are in pain or afraid. He is present at the grocery store, where my husband and I have struck up numerous conversations with the produce manager! Jesus is always at work, whether people know him yet or not.


Spencer Young
Member At-Large
Wife: Rebekah
Family: Beatrice, Iris
Years at St. Luke: 25+

Where have you seen Jesus active in at least one of our growth environments?
I have seen Jesus active in my church home through our Home Group and Bible Study. Jesus continues to bless our family as evident by the relationships that have stemmed from these groups.

 


Chad Woltemath 
Member At-Large 
Wife: Heidi
Years at St. Luke: 12

Where have you seen Jesus active in at least one of our growth environments?
I have seen Jesus active in our church home this past year.  There has been a lot of change in the past year, and the leadership and membership of Saint Luke both looked to Jesus for our next steps.  We surrounded the processes and decisions in prayer and made some hard decisions that needed to be made.  Through this all, we have continued to hear the Word preached, we have celebrated and grieved together, and we have welcomed new children of God to the Kingdom through Holy Baptism and new families to Saint Luke.  Jesus continues to prepare us for our next steps as we welcome a new Senior Pastor.


Ellen Davis  
Member At-Large 
Husband: Karl
Years at St. Luke: 24

Tell a story of how you have experienced one of our core values.
Over the last few months, I’ve experienced a relationship with a brother in Christ at St. Luke that encourages me in openness to people and expression (and probably fits in under questions 2 and 3 also!). I very much appreciate this man’s heart and passion in following Jesus—he is obviously a Jesus lover. I’m humbled and encouraged by the way he overcomes challenges and expresses so much joy in his faith, and thankful for him.