Bishop’s Committee

The Bishop’s Committee serves as the governing board of Gethsemane.

Meetings are held each month and are open to all members of the Gethsemane community. Please check the Events Calendar for upcoming meetings.

Click to review Gethsemane Bylaws 2012


Maggie Brickson
Senior Warden
Term Ending January 2017
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Responsibilities include supporting clergy, overseeing financial and administrative business of the church, involvement in diocesan and convocational matters, leading the Bishop’s Committee, strategic planning, and recruiting the next class of Bishop’s Committee members.

Wyn Knittel
Junior Warden
Term Ending January 2017
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Dale Deines
Term Ending January 2017
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Responsibilities include overseeing church finances, preparing the annual budget, and keeping the Bishop’s Committee apprised of the churches’ financial condition and making appropriate recommendations.

Members at Large

Kristine Granias
Kathy Hoglund
Stephen Ingerson
James Knittel
Meredith Lindley

Clergy & Staff

The Right Rev. Brian N. Prior
Rector and Bishop
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Reverend Phil Boelter
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Learn more about Phil.

Reverend Cindi Brickson
Priest in Residence
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Reverend Vant Washington, III
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David Lesniaski
Director of Music
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B.C. Minutes – April 2017 Meeting

April 9, 2017 Present: Fr. Phil Boelter, Wyn Knittel, James Knittel, Stephen Ingerson, Kathyn McCarty, Maureen Olson, Dale Deines, Peter Montgomery, Claire Eckley Absent: Merideth Lindley Meeting came to order 11:51 a.m. Consensus approval of prior meeting’s minutes. Quarterly Financials: Dale Deines These will be monthly reports from now on…. No real issues – financial…

Bishop’s Committee: Oct. 2016

Date: October 16, 2016 Subject: BC Meeting notes October Notes Follow-up to October 16 presentation on hospitality and security UnLock the alley doors for musicians from 8:40 – 9:00 and then lock again. Onus is on music leaders to communicate. Need a written procedure, to include no pan handling. Make sure we have brochures to…

Bishop’s Committee: Nov. 2016

Subject: November BC Notes Date: November 20, 2016 Follow up on last month’s notes -Youth involvement in liturgy. Training happening soon. -Looking for additional people to teach sowing seeds. -Sowing Seeds leaders discussed kids’ involvement. Circle of Beloved -Phil talked with Craig about us being a site for August, 2017. -Americorps and Episcopal Servicecorps funds…

Mission Assessment Process – Session 1 Notes

Mission Assessment Process Notes from the First Session Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 7:00 p.m. | Sanctuary Those in Attendance Stephen, Peter, Byung, Dale, Cindi, Beverly, Noel, Kathy, Wyn, Kristine, Sarah, Dan, Andrew, Lou, Jen, Don Facilitator Amanda Ziebell-Finley, Missioner for Mission from Episcopal Church in Minnesota Prayer & Introductions We began the session with…

Bishop’s Committee: 11 Aug 2013

Minutes of the Bishop’s Committee 11 August 2013 In attendance: Cindi Brickson, Maggie Brickson, Dale Deines, Andrew Granias, James Knittel, Elaine Madigan, Dan Moore, Sandy Obarski, Theo Park A PDF version of the minutes is available here: GethsemaneBCMinutes20130811.pdf Next meeting: 14 September 2013, 1:00 PM, Gethsemane Community Room