Parish Pastoral Council

Parish Pastoral Council

Is the consultative body of the Parish. The Council meets six times a year; September, November, January, February, April and May at 7:00 PM in room # 107. Open to all parishioners.

Contact: Judy Kleman Lesher, 847-302-9962, 


The responsibility for the mission of the church is a shared one.  The PPC acts in an advisory role to the Pastor and staff being the voice of the people.  The primary focus of the PPC is threefold:

  1. Promote spiritual growth & renewal of the Parish community-encouraging a basic relationship with God
  2. Promote community outreach & service among parishioners, commissions and ministries
  3. Promote Parish growth and vision through planning & goal setting at the beginning of each year


Chairman- Judy Kleman Lesher  Vice Chairman – Kevin Hartke,  Gary Chafin, Kathy Catrone, Bill Lewis, Bruce Batty,  Dale Voisard, Judie McKitrick  Doug Slagel and  recording Secretary – Mary Chafin.

Liaisons: ECC and  Worship Commission (to be determined)

Finance liaisons will rotate- Tim Eggleston, Sandy Hipp, Rick Monnier, Norm Shearer and Jenny Swigart

Meeting Schedule 2020-2021

September 10, 2020

November 12, 2020

January 14, 2021

February 11, 2021

April 8, 2021

May 13, 2021

Meeting Minutes:

St. John’s PPC Meeting Minutes 02-13-20

St. John’s PPC Meeting Minutes 05-14-20

St. John’s PPC Meeting Minutes 09-10-20

St. John’s PPC Meeting Minutes 11-12-2020

St. John’s PPC Meeting Minutes 01-14-2021

St. John’s PPC Meeting Minutes 02-11-2021

St. John’s PPC Meeting Minutes 04-08-2021

Meetings begin at 7:15 PM – Everyone welcome

How Does The Parish Pastoral Council Carry Out Its Purpose?

  • By forming an effective group of persons who work in a spirit of prayer and discernment as a sign and witness to the parish community
  • By making recommendations about the pastoral priorities and goals for the parish through pastoral planning
  • By serving as a vehicle of dialogue and communication among the pastor, the parish staff, the various commissions and organizations and the parish membership.
  • By working with the commissions of the parish in a spirit of mutual cooperation for the good of the whole parish community.

In its most effective form, the Parish Pastoral Council is the vehicle by which the Pastor and his Pastoral Staff consider and test their own ideas and proposals with a group that represents the entire Parish community.  It is the official listening post for the local parish community – the Pastor listening to his people and the people listening to their Pastor.

Taken from “Called To Be Church” A Guide For Parish Pastoral Councils, The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 1998, p. 4.