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Parish Council Elections

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Join Parish Council!

Nominations are open for Parish Council elections. The purpose of the Parish Council is to assist the Pastor in the life and mission of St. Joseph Church through deliberation and consultation. Members will recommend policies and programs to fulfill the mission of the Church in light of the parish’s social, economic, cultural diversity, and resources and will provide specific, practical help in the implementation of parish policies and programs. At-Large members of the Council serve two-year terms. You can submit your nomination between now and April 23. If you are interested, email for more information. 


Marah Radcliffe
Parish Council Chair

I have been on Parish Council for four years now (two as a committee chair and two as a council member) and love that the Council gives you insight into the workings of the parish and community. But more importantly, I love that we are striving to make the parish better each year. I have been a parishioner of St. Joseph my entire life but have never felt more connected than when I serve on Parish Council.

If you want to be a part of the voice of the parish, consider joining the Parish Council! Send an email to to nominate yourself or someone else.


Matthew Dobson

Vice Chair

We raised our family in St. Joseph. The worship and activities we shared here are a deep part of my family’s collective memory and lie at the core of our bond with each other. Now that my sons are in college, Parish Council has been a very rewarding opportunity to give back to the Parish. Our Parish has a deep and important role in the life of all of our families and in the greater Baltimore County community as well. Every month, the Parish Council reviews what the Parish is doing and we work toward improving the worship and activities this Church provides to our parishioners and to our community. You need only bring your faith and your energy to serve with us. Please consider running for Parish Council.

Are you interested in serving on Parish Council?
Now is the time for active parishioners to become candidates for the Parish Council.
• Five members-at-large will be chosen by ballot in May.
• The term of office is two years.
• Meetings are on the second Tuesday evening of each month.

Candidates must be:
• Registered parishioners
• At least 18 years of age by April 23, 2018

Nomination Form
Please complete the nomination form below and drop it off at the Parish Office or submit it by email to
The deadline for nominations is Monday, April 23, 2018:

Name: ________________________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________

Phone Number: ________________________________________________________

E-mail: _______________________________________________________________
If you have any questions, feel free to email them to