Ecumenical Community of Chautauqua


Gift of Time

Giving your time is another way of serving ECOC and it has a side benefit of working with others who also have ECOC in their
heart. Here are three possibilities:

Serve on a Committee – The Board has a number of committees that facilitate the operation of ECOC. Each Board member serves on a committee along with non-Board members from ECOC community. Here are the current committees:

  • Communications
  • Development
  • Finance (and Investment subcommittee)
  • History
  • House Presence
  • Personnel
  • Program
  • Property
  • Scholarship
  • Long Range Planning Team
  • Nominating

To volunteer or for further information, contact:

Rev. Wayne A. Gnatuk , President of the Board

Be a Member of our Board of Directors – this is a volunteer position without remuneration. The Nominating Committee recommends candidates for election by the Board. Terms of service are for five years. The Board meets at Chautauqua for an Annual Meeting at the close of the summer season and for a pre-season meeting, generally at Chautauqua, and monthly meetings via conference call or Zoom. The Board has oversight of the entire function of ECOC, including hiring of managers, policy documents, and receiving reports and recommendations from its committees.

If you are interested or would like to recommend someone, there is a recommendation form to suggest yourself or someone else to the Nominating Committee as a candidate for election. (Note: form will load in browser. If using Adobe Acrobat Reader free software, select the Fill and Sign feature from top menu to type in form).

Participate in Work Days – Pre-season and post-season Work Days are vital to getting the buildings opened up for the season and closed up at the end. Tasks range from light to more labor intensive. A variety of skills are needed. It is always a great time of fellowship with fellow ECOC’ers. There is no charge for room during the work days. Those who work the minimum 16 hours receive priority consideration for reservations the following season.

For dates and further information, contact:, 716-949-0548.