Church Committees & Leadership

Within Leland Community United Methodist Church, there are several committees and task forces for congregation members to volunteer their time and talents. These are the backbone of the church, allowing members to work together in faith and live out the church’s mission and vision.

Our committees are a great way to be involved. You will meet new friends and use your talents to serve the community.

Contact the church office (231-256-9161) to inquire about joining a committee. We would love to have you become a part of our mission.

Church Council

The Church Council functions as a board of elders, overseeing the operation and financial condition of the congregation. The Council comprises representatives of crucial committees and a few at-large members. It works collaboratively with the Pastor to set the direction and activities of the church.


Ministry Committees


The Hospitality Team is a vital part of our church. We strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for our families following our Worship services during our Friendship Coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall. The team comprises volunteers who also provide family receptions following funerals and memorial services. 

Members of our team often work behind the scenes at LCUMC. In addition, the Hospitality Team hosts our annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon for Leland Public School and the Leelanau Children’s Center. Contact via the church office if you would like to volunteer or assist in providing refreshments to the congregation.

Missions & Outreach

Visit our Missions & Outreach pages for more information on these committees and the good works we do in our community.

Music Ministry

Margaret Bell leads our Music Ministry. Margaret is inspired to share her love of music by leading the Sanctuary Choir and planning special music to enhance worship. Learn more about our Music Ministry here.

Congregational Care

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Peter 4:10)

Congregational Care is a group that works closely with the church staff to make a connection with those who may need expressions of support. This includes people facing or recovering from surgery or illness, the homebound, the grieving, or those experiencing other difficulties.

The committee maintains contact through:

  • sending notes, cards, and phone connections.
  • visiting members in nursing homes.
  • working with the Hospitality Committee to establish meal trains and getting the word out when members are in need.

The committee meets once a month and always has coffee and a bite of something wonderful to sustain us. Contact Betty Leanderson through the church office with any questions.



Led by the Pastor, the Worship Team assists with prayer, planning, vision, and hands-on help in worship, supported by the Director of Music.

Administrative Committees

  • Church Council 
  • Finance
  • Nominations & Servant Leadership
  • Staff-Parish Relations
  • Trustees