The LCI Church Council provides leadership for matters of church policy and finances. The Council consists of six LCI members, elected by the congregation to staggered three year terms, plus the Pastor. The Council generally meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Meetings are held in the LCI library from 6:30-8:30 PM or by zoom and are open; i.e, all LCI members and friends are welcome to attend (including zoom meetings).
Jeff de Ropp
Council Vice President
Carol is a retired State of CA administrator, and has attended LCI since 2012. Carol raised her daughters in Davis, and now resides with her husband John in Woodland. In retirement, Carol spends time gardening, quilting, and on road trips with John and their dog, Raider.
Jeff is a retired UCD scientist and administrator. He has been attending LCI since 2010. He is a long-time resident of Davis, as is his wife Jill. They have two adult children. In retirement, Jeff enjoys volunteering in the Davis public schools.
David has been an active member of the LCI congregation, since 2012. He has a passion for birding, reading and otherwise spending time in the great outdoors. He and his daughter Mia live in Davis and have both eaten crickets dipped in chocolate.
Becky has been a Christian since high school. In various churches, she served food in homeless shelters, led campus ministry small groups, attended adult education classes and taught Sunday school. She works at UC Davis, and in her spare time enjoys gardening, cooking, swimming, and hiking with her husband Carl in beautiful areas.
Ed grew up in Montana ranch country, is a life long Lutheran and had a long career in academic and commercial plant science, retiring as VP of Research at Seminis (now Monsanto). He and Bonnie have attended LCI since 1990 after moving to Davis from the Chicago area. He has served LCI in a number of capacities including terms on Council, President, Facilities and Sanctuary Renovation, and the Columbarium. Ed enjoys woodworking, travel and especially time with grandchildren Wyatt, Addie and Parker.
Karl is a graduate student in physiology at UCD and was raised in the Lutheran Church as the grandson of an ELCA pastor. He and his wife Chelsea have been attending LCI since 2017. As Midwest transplants, they enjoy exploring the greater outdoors of Northern California.