The work of the PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL was expanded and explained by Fr. Kuzma in 1996. The fundamental question addressed by the council is: How can all members of this parish be brought closer to Christ? Issues such as marriage, right to life, corporal and spiritual works of mercy, promoting gospel values, and the spiritual development of the parish were among the 22 questions council members were asked to consider. They cooperate and support parish administration and parish community and represent the community, also assessing and formulating plans and recommending policy decisions. From its inception, the parish council made its decisions by discernment and consensus through prayer. They are the preeminent consultative and advisory body to the pastor. The Parish Pastoral Council is the steering committee for all of the day-to-day operations of the parish. The current president is Stefko Kuropas.