Mission and Leadership

Meet our staff!

Rev. Paul A. Whitlock,
Rev. James E. Alexander,
Joy Sheridan,
Office Assistant
Jennifer Hoppe,
keyboardist / accompanist

Meet our leadership team!

Our 2022 Executive Board
(L-R) Front row: Dr. Phil Ladd, Margaret Carpenter, Suzanne Boisclair, Bertie Fitch.
Back row: John Durbin, Eona Schulz, Larry Cornelius,
Pastor Paul Whitlock, Pastor Jim Alexander.

Mission and ministries of Church of the Palms

Delight in giving your time, talent, and treasure!

At Church of the Palms, there are more than 70 activities which we regard as ministries of the church, a small sample of which appear below. Feel free to participate in those that you feel called with your time, talents, gifts, and financial support.

Worship: Lay service leaders; ushers and greeters; sanctuary stewards; golf cart drivers team; bus drivers team

Education: Library; Tuesday Evening bible study; Sunday discussion group; Tuesday morning bible study; Sunday seminars; Living the Questions study; fellowship breakfasts; women’s discussion group; and the Cosmic Christians Circle theology discussion; Inchworms book group

Music and Fine Arts: Sanctuary Choir; Good Vibrations handbell choir; special music; Palms Cinema team; special concerts and other fine arts activities

Mission and Outreach: Special offerings; shower trailer ministry; monthly food collection; Social Justice Team; I-HELP; service group activities; fair trade coffee and other items sales; HART Pantry support; New Life Center support; new member orientation; rummage sales. For a short video on what I-Help is and does, click here.

Fellowship: Kitchen team; Thanksgiving dinner; Summer Salad Spectacular; special meals and events

Care Ministry: Visits; calls in hospitals and homes; greeting card creation & sending; transportation; errands; shopping assistance; respite care; meal preparation; delivery

Ecumenical: Ecumenical team; participation in evening fellowship; annual retreat; Week of Prayer for Christian Unity