We're All In this Together


In a small spiritual community such as ours, everyone has a role to play in making our congregation function and thrive. Our decision-making is both representative and direct. The Mira Vista Church Council is elected by the

congregation to provide regular oversight of our ministries and staff and the congregation

meets twice a year to elect officers, adopt budgets, and maintain healthy non-profit governance. 

We also meet about twice a year for all-church day retreats to plan and dream about our future endeavors.


Mira Vista's Council meets monthly in Pastor Melinda's office. Check calendar for dates. Current Council Members are: (left to right) Bonnie Hariton, Treasurer; Rev. Dr. Melinda V. McLain, ex officio; Brian Campbell-Miller, Moderator; Randi Nielsen, Clerk; Wendy Wisely, Vice-Moderator; and Kathe Kiehn, Financial Secretary.

Brian Campbell-Miller, Moderator

We first met Brian when he and his husband Howard were looking for a congregation to host their wedding. Brian has since joined the church and become our moderator and the leader of the punster squad! When Brian attends a meeting, 

you can also expect tasty snacks and witty retorts.


Brian is a lawyer and real estate agent who is also President of the Friends of the Hercules Library. Last year, Brian narrowly missed becoming a city council member in Hercules, 

but no doubt he will run for elective office again.