Pastoral Council

Pastoral Council

Who We Are

The Pastoral Council advises the Pastor on issues relating to the Parish Community, the Archdiocese and the Universal Church.

The Pastor, in consultation with the Pastoral Council, develops the vision for the Parish Community. Parishioners who are interested in serving as at-large members participate in an application and discernment process, prior to appointment by the Pastor.

Applications for the 2023 Pastoral Council are now being accepted. All applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on June 9, 2023. Click the button below to submit yours.

Who We Are

The Pastoral Council is an advisory committee that works with the clergy, staff, and the larger Parish community to help direct the pastoral life of the parish including, but not limited to interaction with the ministries, planning, and or administration of special events.

Twelve at-large members are chosen from the parish community. The term served is for three years and begins on July 1st of the year chosen.

Pastoral Council Members

Karen Genne

Co-Chair

Katherine Stark

Co-Chair

Jutta Fischenich

Secretary

Johanna Santi

Co-Secretary

Kathy Colombano

Member at large

Lorina Escudero

Member at large

Edmund Fernando

Member at large

Sunil Karanjikar

Member at large

Kate McClellan

Member at large

Genevieve Lana

Member at large

Jenni Porter

Member at large

Pastoral Council Members

Karen Genne

Co-Chair

Katherine Stark

Co-Chair

Lorina Escudero

Vice Chair

Johanna Santi

Secretary

David Blackham

Member at large

Kathy Colombano

Member at large

John Salisbury

Member at large

Edmund Fernando

Member at large

Liz Menchini

Member at large

Kate McClellan

Member at large

Megan Gillespie

Member at large

Mary Kersting

Member at large

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parish@stmel.org

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Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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