Governance Documents

Beginning in 2000, the leadership of West Shore began to look at the Carver Model of Policy Governance as a possible model for the Board of Trustees to follow.  After six years of study, the Board of Trustees undertook the task of writing and approving a Governance Manual.  This manual describes the role of the Board, the Executive Officer, the Parish Minister (s) as well as policy and board responsibilities.

Our By-laws are the primary governance document of the church. In June 2008, the members of West Shore voted to amend our by-laws.

For more information about policy governance, click here for a Powerpoint presentation providing an overview of our governance, focusing on the responsibilities of the Board of Trustees.