Glen Mar Leadership Board

The Leadership Board's role is to provide leadership for Glen Mar Church by ensuring the church fulfills the vision, mission, and ministry of the local congregation. This is in support of the vision of The United Methodist Church's mission "to make disciples for the transformation of the world." The Board provides guidance, support, and accountability to ministry leaders and staff for the sake of the mission and vision of the church. Effective January 2017, the Leadership Board replaces the former Leadership Team as well as the Church Council. Read about the Single Board Model here.

One of the primary areas of focus for the Leadership Board is to ensure that Glen Mar continues to pursue our 2017 Goals and Objectives, as agreed upon in 2017. In this transitional year, we will be looking closely at our strategic direction as we anticipate the arrival of a new Lead Pastor in July of 2018.

Membership: There are 14 Board Members: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Finance Chair, Trustee Chair, SPRC Chair, Pastor for Community Life (without vote), Leader Pastor, At Large Strategic Leader (missions), At Large Strategic Leader (18-35), Lay Leader, Pastor for Worship (without vote), and Minister for Operations (without vote).

The Leadership Board membership is for a three year term and renewable for one additional term of three years for a total of six years.

Meeting Frequency: The Leadership Board meets monthly.

Key issues that are discussed and important decisions made by the Leadership Board are shared each quarter at Glen Mar Ministry Connection Meetings.

Contact: For more information, contact

Meeting Minutes

May 2018 Minutes
April 2018 Minutes
March 2018 meeting canceled due to inclement weather
February 2018 Minutes
January 2018 Minutes
No meeting in December 2017
November 2017 Minutes
October 2017 Minutes

Glen Mar Ministry Connection

Individuals in church leadership positions are invited and encouraged to attend to learn about important projects and issues that are being addressed by the Leadership Board. However, these meetings are open to any interested member.

Meeting Frequency: Quarterly Meetings generally begin at 6:30 with dinner, with the meeting beginning at 7:15 p.m. Meetings last until about 9:00 p.m.

Next Ministry Connection Meeting: TBD
Stay tuned for information about the next Ministry Connection.

Highlights from Recent Meetings

July 21, 2018

  • The topic for this special summer Ministry Connection meeting was the proposals for our denomination's response to LGBT questions related to ordination and marriage. Rev. Tom Berlin, a United Methodist pastor from Northern Virginia and a member of the denomination's 32-member Commission on The Way Forward, which has been meeting to discern potential responses, spoke about his experience and understanding at the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church on June 1. At the Glen Mar's July Ministry Connection meeting, Rev. Berlin's presentation was shown. Our plans to address this issue at Glen Mar were discussed.

May 21, 2018

January 29, 2018

August 28, 2017

May 8, 2017

March 6, 2017