Congregation Council and Staff Leadership

Welcome to our Congregation Council and Staff page. We are here to honor God and love our neighbor! Our hope is that you will find your experience with Common Ground’s pastoral and lay staff, lay leadership and disciple-members helpful and hopeful.

Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can best serve you.

– Pastor Michael

608-592-4102, pastor@thecommonground.church


CHURCH COUNCIL

  • Mike Gollmar, President.
  • Jacque Smith, Vice-President.
  • Pastor Michael Lee, Pastor/ex officio.
  • Hunter Bowman, Secretary.
  • Julie Schmidt, Treasurer. 

STAFF

“The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ…” Paul the Apostle, Ephesians 4:11-12

OFFICE CONTACT: 608-592-4102

Pastor Michael Lee. chief muddler, steward, resident theologian, spiritual guide, teacher, and equipper.

Chaplain Dan Pulsfus, spiritual care/direction and leadership advisory.

Intern Samuel Christensenpastoral intern from Luther Seminary


LEADERSHIP HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING. The staff and lay leadership are committed to growing their capacity for love, forgiveness, reconciliation, and self-definition with one another and others, especially in anxious situations. The following video is a short-course on how difficult leadership can be in such an emotionally-robust and relationally-intensive community such as a local congregation.

Highly Recommended Lectures on Church Health. Rev. Peter Steinke.

Four videos in the series below.

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