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Lay Ecclesial Minister Council

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Lay Ecclesial Minister Council

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The Lay Ecclesial Ministers Council was organized in 1999 as part of the diocesan structure. The membership is drawn from the five regions of the diocese and reflects ministerial and ethnic diversity. The LEMC is a consultative body accountable to the Bishop and functions within the Office of the Chancellor through the Department of Evangelization and Catechesis.

The mission of the Lay Ecclesial Ministers Council is to advise the Bishop and the Diocese by providing a forum for the on-going support and formation of the lay ecclesial ministers.  The council faithfully implements the conciliar teachings on the laity in the spirit of the diocesan strategic plan by providing broadened opportunities for formation of the lay faithful to enable them to assume their role as evangelizers in the world and to participate more effectively in the life and ministry of the Church.

Council Members:

Region 1: No representative
Region 2: No representative
Region 3: Karen Flores, Keith Machi
Region 4: Liz Rogers, Karri Reiser
Region 5: Robyn Lang, Lucy Soltau
Special Works: Gloria Espinoza
At Large: Héctor Medina
Ex-Officio: Keith Borchers, Rev. Robert Herbst (Vice-Chancellor)
Priest Representative: Rev. John Prochaska

Download Roster
Download Lay Ecclesial Ministers Council Bylaws
Download Minutes from LEMC Meetings

NEW! LEM Newsletter in English and Spanish

Read a letter from the Chair of the LEM Council, check out photos from the annual Convocation, learn about the mission and goals of the Council and how you can participate, and more. Download the LEM Newsletter here.