Our committees are comprised of a wide diversity of Christian leaders who provide wisdom, guidance and policy. The annual nominations process begins annually in the fall.  Nominees must be members of the church. We hope you will consider serving on one of the committees listed below as an elected leader.

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee oversees the identification, development and care for the volunteer leaders at South Shore UMC.  Key initiatives include preparing the annual nomination slate and providing oversight of volunteer service and leadership development at the church. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings, primarily in the spring and summer.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee develops and administers a coordinated plan of fiscal and administrative policies and procedures for the church. It oversees the financial health, the annual audit, provides financial direction; and communicates the church’s financial condition to the Church Council.

Staff Parish Committee

The Staff Parish Committee acts as a liaison between the congregation and its staff and clergy. The committee sets employment policy, guides the work of the management team and works to ensure that South Shore UMC is a fulfilling place to work. Members of this committee cannot be related to a South Shore staff member.

Board of Trustees

This Board is charged with the care and maintenance of church property on all campuses- real, personal and intellectual and holds title to the church’s property, buildings and equipment. Trustees must be at least 18 years of age. Key items include establishing policies and practices regarding church property, disaster planning, land acquisition and construction planning.


The Administrative Executive Team is comprised of the chairpersons of Finance, Staff Parish, Trustees, and the lay leader, three at large positions, and two representatives from the Ministry Executive Team.  This team serves to coordinate efforts between the work areas and give significant guidance to the pastor in the overall direction and vision of the church.