Parish Pastoral Council

Mission 

St. Matthew’s Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) advises and assists the Cathedral Rector in developing activities to enhance the spiritual and temporal life of our parish community. The PPC botharticulates a strategic vision for the parish and implements pieces of that vision through its committees, ministries, and programs. 

In its meetings and operations, the Council strives to balance these needs:  at times, concentrating on specific tasks and, at others, advising the Rector on larger questions facing the parish. PPC members  are likewise asked to balance their thinking between their particular Committee work and personal experiences and the larger questions faced by our parish community. 

Composition 

The Council is comprised of 18 voting members. An election is held each November and new council members begin their term each December.  The Council includes three officers and maintains six permanent committees with their individual officers.   

Meeting Time/Place 

The PPC meets at 6:45pm on the first Monday of the month in the East Conference room. All parishioners are welcome and invited to assist the Council in studying issues affecting the parish, as well as assisting with parish activities.    

Contacting the Council 

Parishioners are encouraged to contact the Council by email or to stop by the PPC’s monthly meetings. For information on running for the Parish Council, please contact the PPC executive committee by email.

Council Officers

  • Chair:  Carmen Mezzera
  • Vice-Chair:  Krista L. Cox
  • Secretary:  Dan Evans

Members

  • Susan Aspey
  • Patricia Boehme
  • Claudia Campos
  • Kevin Crouch
  • Kevin Duffy
  • Sherri Hughes
  • Stephanie Jacobe
  • Franz Kuo
  • Moira McLaughlin
  • Claudia Melgar
  • Sarah Ruszkowski
  • Milton Seanz
  • Nicole Whitney
  • David and Margy Wills
  • Daniel Zazueta

Committees

Communications and Evangelization 

The Communications and Evangelization Committee promotes the worship, ministerial, formational, outreach, and other activities of the Cathedral to our parish community and to the general public. View more

Faith Formation

The Faith Formation Committee is concerned with Christian education and spiritual formation of the parish community. View more

Hospitality

The Hospitality Committee fosters Christian fellowship within the parish community and with visitors. Activities include assisting parish staff and organizations in coordinating social functions and welcoming new members to the parish community and encouraging participation in Cathedral activities. View more

Liturgy

The Liturgy Committee brings the parish community closer to God in the celebration of God’s presence through liturgy, including the sacraments. View more

Social Justice and Community Services

The Social Justice and Community Services Committee mobilizes the people and resources of the parish in a mission of service to the local and surrounding community. View more

Stewardship and Development

The Stewardship and Development Committee identifies and recommends strategies to encourage parishioner participation in, and financial support of, the Cathedral and its pastoral ministries and programs. View more

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