St. John’s has an elected Congregation Council which provides lay leadership for the congregation and administers the operation of St. John’s.  Although some final decisions are vested in the congregation itself, the Council has general oversight of the life and activities of St. John’s, and considers and votes on many matters that affect the policies and operation of St. John’s.  These include, among others, personnel matters, financial decisions (other than the final approval of an annual budget), reimbursement for cost of building use, use and care of the building and property, service and outreach, and any other questions of policy or resources.  The Council includes up to 14 lay members plus the pastor.  The congregation elects lay members to two year terms and each elected member may serve two consecutive terms.  The Council elects the congregation officers.