The Core Council is the final decision-making body for the community. It is supported by five different service groups, also called “Cores.” They are:
|The Executive Core
Is made up of the Chair, the Co-Chair, the Treasurer, and the Secretary. The four offices are selected by a vote from congregation members. The Community Spiritual Leader is a voting member of the Core Council.
|Rev. Dr. Joan Steadman||Community Spiritual Leader||510-547-1979
|Rev. Eunice Chalfant||Non-voting member||510-547-1979
| The Operations Core (OC)
Supports operational activities of the church, including facilities, safety, and structural remodels.
|Paul Presutti||Coordinator||(510) 278-7724|
The Vision Core (VC)
Receives visioning and co-creation input from teams and individuals throughout the community, and melds this into a unified direction—a core vision—that sets the course for our evolving pathway.
|Constance Chapman, RScP||Coordinator||510-351-1730|
The Ecclesiastical Core (EC)
Is a liaison with ministries such as Prayer, Education, Youth and Family, and supports the development of community gatherings and other functions.
|Ijea Grace, RScP||Coordinator||(510) 987-3384|
The Consciousness of Prosperity Ministry (COP)
Is charged with fiscal oversight and cultivation. It is responsible for budgeting, financial reporting and tracking.
The Nominating Core (NC)
Seeks out the most qualified candidates for each elected position to be filled on the Executive C.O.R.E. Council, the Vision Core, and the Nominating Core. Prior to our annual community meeting, the Nominating Core prepares a biographical guide correlating the qualities of the nominees with the qualifications as stated in the Organizational Design Model, and obtains the written consent to serve of each nominee, as well as an endorsement from our Community Spiritual Leader prior to the community election. The Nominating Core currently does not have representation on the C.O.R.E. Council, nor is the Nominating Core coordinator a voting member of the C.O.R.E. Council; however, there is a direct liaison with the Nominating Core to either the Chair or the Co-Chair of the C.O.R.E. Council.