Monthly Council Minutes (Draft)

Meeting Date

11-28-2017

Attendees

Larry Hollihan
Mark Jacobetz
Tina Crawn
Jim Johnson
Diane Bursey
Chris Russell
Pastor Dennis Schmidt
Carol Kenderdine

Absent

Karissa Bursey
Marian Larson

Time, Opening, Devotions, Minutes

Jim called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.
Carol read a Psalm as the Devotion
As there were no other changes necessary to the minutes, Diane made a motion to accept them as written. Chris seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Treasurer Report

The Treasurer was not present, therefore, there was no official report. Jim distributed the financial report for review. There was a discussion regarding Disaster Recovery contributions. Is there a line in the report for this? Gizella added a line, however it does not appear in Church Track. Diane puts the money under Miscellaneous, then puts a notation in the memo area describing it a Disaster Recovery. Larry noticed that the corrections pointed out at the last meeting have been addressed. However, there is a question about the Mortgage amount. Jim will check this out.
Diane made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Chris seconded the motion.

Pastor Report

Member Visits – 7
New Member Visits – 8
Hospital Visitations – 1
Nursing Home/Hospice Visitations – 4
Private Communions – 6
Crisis Interventions – 0
Meetings – 3
Consultations – 17
Worship Services – 14
Mtg. w/Conf. Pastors – 1
Classes Taught – 2
Adult Bible Study – 0
Official Pastoral Acts – Week of Vacation
Special Worship Services – Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 22nd
Mileage for the month – 216.6 total miles
Diane made a motion to accept the Pastor’s Report. Tina seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Committee Reports

President’s Report
Jim has been working with the Contractor. There will be further information in Old Business.
Worship and Music Committee
Larry went over the report which was distributed via e-mail.
Evening Worship will move to 6:30 p.m.
Advent meals will begin at 6 p.m. with Service at 6:30 p.m.
Council will provide the meal on 12/20.
One Service will provide singing and cookies at a Nursing Home
Teddy bears will be distributed to Police Department and Fire House
We will be offering rides to people that do not feel comfortable driving at night. There is a sign-up sheet in the back of the Church.
Christmas Eve will have 3 Services. 9:30 a.m., 6 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Christmas Day will have 1 Service at 10 a.m.
Sunday Services will be different every week. Both 8 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. will be the same. Pastor and Joe are working on developing the various models.
There will be a Volunteer Coordinator for each category now.
Dedication of the LED sign will be at a later date.
Ruth Monzillo resigned from the committee due to her moving where her husband is and she no longer is able is drive at night. Carol will send her a Thank You card from Council.
Diane made a motion to accept the Worship and Music Report. Chris seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Old Business

The topic of Alex’s contract came up. Jim will review the contract to see what the end date is. If it needs to be renewed, we will renew it.
Pastor provided Diane with insurance information which showed that his expenses will decrease by about $6000 a year. Pastor also handed her salary guidelines.
Pastor provided Diane changes that were needed to the Constitution.
Jim received an e-mail from the Contractor indicating that he would be contacting him at the end of the week with restoration updates
Larry suggested City Hall in the city of Clermont to use when our Church was being restored. He will check into it.
Synod Help – We must provide an estimate, balance sheet, insurance deductible information and contributions received for the disaster recovery
Lutheran Disaster Response – We received an e-mail with 14 steps that must be followed in order to be eligible for the grant. it could be as high as $25,000.
Bishop Edelman in Germany sent an e-mail that they were having an American Day in Feb of 2018. They will be raising about $300 to donate for our Disaster Recovery.

New Business

Larry will count the number of Offering envelopes we actually need and order what we need.
Jim received a letter from Lake County indicating that we can no longer scroll our LED sign. Jim called to clarify the letter. Jim will contact them to see if there is a way around this law.
There were complaints that E-News and the bulletins did not match, specifically with volunteers. Diane will omit this from future E-News. E-Mails have been sent to the volunteers every week advising them of their duties.
Doug Biss is a community service person available to us. Send notes to Church office with suggestions of any jobs that he can do. Carol mentioned the sign on Caspian that needs to be lettered. Diane mentioned the window sills.
The next meeting will be dinner with spouses. Dinner will be on 12/19 at Ruby Tuesday on Route 50. Diane will check for coupons.
The Annual Meeting date is 1/28/2018
January Council meeting date is 1/16/2018
Pastor mentioned that a letter needs to be sent to Crown Communications for reimbursement of taxes paid.
We received an insurance bill for $4594.48 which is due 12/16/2017. There was a question whether we should pay it or shop for other insurance. Jim is going to run with this.
Mark mentioned that we need to find out if any other members will be dropping off of Council since Brad Haizlip resigned. Carol stated that she wasn’t interested in being Secretary next year, possibly not on Council. Larry is undecided. Mark will mention something at Service on Sunday looking for new members to join Council.

Closing, Next Meeting

Marian has the Devotion next meeting
The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer
Diane made a motion to adjorn the meeting. Chris seconded the motion. The motion carried.

SOTH Council Monthly Committee Report

Committee Name

Worship and Music Committee Meeting

Report Date

10-26-2017

Attendees

Pastor Schmidt
Rita Schmidt
Pam Brosonski
Ruth Monzillo
Larry Holihan
Joe Foryan

Items Discussed

Christmas/Advent Schedule
Sunday morning worship contents
Thanksgiving Eve worship
Hanging of the Greens
Christmas special music
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Schedule

Sunday worship content
New Member Sunday
Volunteer Coordination
Worship Schedule in temporary location
Dedication of electronic sign

Recommendations/Action

Thanksgiving Eve service scheduled on Wednesday at 6:30 pm.
Hanging of the Greens scheduled after 10:15 worship on November 26. Participants encouraged to bring a dish to share.
Advent Worship scheduled on December 6, 13, and 20 at 6:30 p.m. (New earlier time). Dinners will be scheduled on Dec 6, 13, and 20 at 6:00 pm. Various church groups to sponsor. On one Sunday we will go to some homebound members homes/assisted living facilities for songs and cookies.
December 17 Sunday worship to include special music. Will be coordinated by Pastor Schmidt and Joe Foryan
Three worship services scheduled for Sunday December 24: 9:30 am. 6:00 pm (Candlelight) and 8:00 pm (Candlelight).
Christmas Day Worship at 10:00 am

We previously recommended that 8:00 worship be labeled as contemporary and 10:15 worship as traditional. After some discussion, it was decided to offer the same worship at both services, but vary content from week to week: contemporary, traditional, videos, dramatic presentations, etc. All will be folded into a blended worship experience.

No recommendations for worship when we move to a temporary location has yet been formulated, due to the unknown location and times. A special Worship and Music committee meeting will be convened for this purpose when details of the move are known.

New member Sunday scheduled for December 3.

It was decided that separate Volunteer Coordinators will be assigned to each worship category to simplify scheduling: e.g. ushers, acolytes, worship assistants, etc.

We need to schedule a dedication of the electronic sign by Memorial Fund on a Sunday in December.

Implementation

It is recommended that Council sponsor one of the Advent dinners.

A new sign designating worship times has been erected at the entrance on Caspian Lane.

Prayer Concerns

Ruth Monzillo has resigned from the committee after many years of service. We thank her for her great contributions to our worship experience. We wish her well as she moves to a new facility with her husband.

Monthly Council Minutes (Draft)

Meeting Date

10-18-2017

Attendees

Pastor Dennis Schmidt
Marian Larson
Diane Bursey
Mark Jacobetz
Jim Johnson
Carol Kenderdine
Karissa Bursey

Absent

Chris Russell
Brad Haizlip
Tina Crawn

Time, Opening, Devotions, Minutes

The meeting was called to order by Jim at 7:05 p.m.
Mark read excerpts of Chapter 12 from Romans, as his Devotion
As no corrections were necessary to last month’s minutes, Diane made a motion to accept them as written. Mark seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Treasurer Report

After a review of the Financial Report, there were several line items that required clarification from Gizella. Jim will contact her and get this information. Diane made a motion to table the report until all questions have been resolved. Jim seconded the motion. The motion carried,

Pastor Report

Member Visits – 6
New Member Visits – 5
Hospital Visitations – 7
Nursing Home/Hospice Visitations – 2
Private Communions – 4
Crisis Intervention – 3
Meetings – 8
Consultations – 11
Worship Services – 12
Mtg. with Conf. Pastors – 1
Classes Taught – 0
Adult Bible Study – 0
Official Pastoral Acts – Synod Assembly 10/11 – 10/14
Special Worship Services – 0
Mileage for Month – Total 221.4 Miles

Committee Reports

President’s ReportAny donations received for Hurricane Damage will be shown on a separate line item on the Financial Report.

Worship and Music Committee Report

There was nothing to report. A meeting will be scheduled for October 26th to discuss the composition of two Services while our Church is under construction.  Plans for the Welcome Table, Worship Coordinator and other issues will also be discussed.

Stewardship Committee

The Stewardship Campaign will be placed on hold, until January, since we are asking our Congregation to help us with the restoration due to the damage from Irma.

Old Business

Diane distributed the Proposed Budget for 2018. Since she only received information from one person, she estimated amounts by reviewing the current year information. Council went through the Budget line by line, making suggested changes. Marian and Pastor Schmidt agreed that there should be a line item for Stewardship. Diane will make these adjustments and redistribute the report for our review. There will be a Congregational Meeting on Sunday October 29th at 9:30 a.m. to discuss hiring Joe Foryan as the Music Director/Office Administrator. We need the Congregations approval to do this.
Diane distributed the updated Constitution to Council Members prior to our meeting requesting that they review and comment, if corrections were needed. There were no corrections needed. The Constitution will be sent to the Synod for approval. It will need to be accepted by our Congregation at our Annual Meeting next year.
Pastor Schmidt gave Council an update on the Restoration of the Church due to Irma Damage. Some members of the Congregation are beginning to notice a musty smell in the Sanctuary. One member commented that they will not be back until it is fixed as they experienced difficulty breathing in Church and for several days thereafter.
Pastor Schmidt distributed a proposal from RP Moore. There was a question as to whether we would need to remove every item ourselves, such as chairs, altar, etc. Chris had spoken to Pastor Schmidt and will get at least one more proposal, possibly two for comparison.
Pastor Schmidt received an E-Mail from the Synod where we were offered the services of an Attorney. She believes that we are being charged too much for our deductible and is questioning several other items regarding our Insurance Policy.
The Symphony has returned the signed contract to us. They will take it a month at a time, knowing that we have damage to our Church. The first concert is November 5th. Subsequent concerts will be Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr. Diane offered to sell water at the concerts. Jim is going to ask Sylvia what items are typically sold at other concerts that she has attended.
Our Peace Pole events will be rescheduled for January.
There was a question about moving the Boy Scouts’ trailer from our parking lot during Symphony performances. We decided that the trailer can be moved onto the gravel road by our entrance.
The Fire Alarm Company tried to repair a problem we were having. It was discovered that we actually need a Pest Control Company due to ants invading the controls on the ground.

New Business

Jim questioned whether we should continue to use Portico as our Health Insurance Company for Employees. Council decided to continue with this Company.

Closing, Next Meeting

Our Next meeting will be held on Nov 21st at 7 p.m.
Carol has Devotions next month.
Jim adjourned the meeting at 8:58 p.m. with Council praying the Our Father together.

SOTH Council Monthly Committee Report

Committee Name

Worship and Music

Report Date

10-17-2017

Attendees

No meeting was held in the month of October.

Recommendations/Action

Problems were encountered with the implementation of the traditional worship at 10:15 service. Worship plans need to be re-evaluated concerning contemporary and traditional forms of worship and possibility of moving to new location. I am scheduling at meeting for October 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Monthly Council Minutes (Draft)

Meeting Date

09-19-2017

Attendees

Pastor Dennis Schmidt
Jim Johnson
Carol Kenderdine
Marian Larson
Diane Bursey
Chris Russell
Mark Jacobetz
Karissa Bursey
Tina Crawn
Brad Haizlip

Absent

Larry Hollihan

Time, Opening, Devotions, Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 6:57 p.m. Pastor Schmidt read a devotion “Think about Jesus as the focal point”
The members read the corrected minutes prior to the meeting. As there were no changes needed, Diane made a motion to accept the minutes, as written. Tina seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Treasurer Report

Jim distributed the Financial Report to the members of the Council. Jim reviewed the funds to see how much was available to fix the damages done to the Church. The Hurricane deductible is 5% of $1.4 million = $80,000.00. The adjuster was at the Church. He has been told to include everything that should be fixed. We will need all new carpeting. They will do flood cuts in the walls (18″ to 24″), replacing insulation. We will need a new ceiling. It has been recommended that we hire a professional contractor. We will request that they use non formaldehyde adhesive, which will not affect our older Parishioners. Karissa asked about the Pastor’s Call Fund. Diane made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Marian seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Diane asked that everyone check the budget and let her know if any line should be increased or decreased. She is working on the 2018 Budget.

Pastor Report

The Report was lost on the Blog. Pastor Schmidt will speak with Larry about the problem.
Pastor Schmidt has divided task, since there is so much to do.
Bills – Organization (1 copy to council, 1 to Gazella) – Karissa & Tina
Vendor Handling – Chris & Brad
Communication to Congregation – Marian & Mark
Disaster Plan & Redevelopment – Larry, Carol, Diane & Pastor Schmidt
Insurance Adjuster – Pastor Schmidt & Jim
Final Construction Decisions – Council
Jim suggested we each create a council e-mail address to be sure all members are kept in the loop.
2 Churches have contacted Pastor Schmidt about sending donations to us. Lutheran Disaster Response will help. The Synod will also help. Thursday is Pastor Schmidt’s 60th Birthday. His insurance will decrease by $600.00 Diane asked him to send this information to her.
Our garage had shingle damage and has a separate policy. It needs to have a tarp covering until we can have it attended to.
Pastor Schmidt was approached by a pastor and his wife who wanted to use our Church on Sundays at 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and Thursday evenings for Hispanic Ministry. They would want to use the sound room. Pastor Schmidt suggested that either Larry or Wayne show them how to use the equipment. It is uncertain if they need the kitchen. There was some discussion about which days would be available for choir practice. Boy Scouts meet at 4 p.m. on Sundays, at the back of the Church. After some debate, it was decided to make an offer of between $300 and $400 a month. Diane made a motion to draw up a contract describing what is included in the agreement. Tina seconded the motion. The motion carried.
The Orchestra has signed the contract and is ready to bring it back. They are unaware of the damage done to our Church yet.
Diane made a motion to accept the Pastor’s Report. Chris seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Committee Reports

A copy of the Worship and Music Committee Report was distributed via e-mail. Spot lights were installed to emphasize the altar. We probably will not need to paint the wall now.
The Thanksgiving Dinner should have volunteers, other than Council members. Diane mentioned that there are 2 homeless camps in our area. She will talk to someone about providing food to them for Thanksgiving.
God Work our Hands has not been decided on. When Larry gets back, Pastor Schmidt will talk to him about it.
Reformation Sunday will still be held. Bratwurst is on the menu.
Donna Dyson, our Volunteer Coordinator, has been ill. The position has not worked out the way is was intended. Marian asked about the Welcome Table. Jim will ask the original volunteers for each position to start doing it again and report back to the office. The information will always get in the bulletin in a timely manner.
There was no Stewardship Report available.

Old Business

Diane is working on updating the Constitution
Jim explained to Marian what position Joe Foryan was being hired to do. Joe countered our offer, excluding the additional maintenance responsibilities. Diane made a motion to accept the offer. Chris seconded the motion. The motion carried.
A vote at a special Congregational Meeting will be required, before Council can finalize hiring Joe. The Congregation will be notified within the required guidelines. The meeting will be scheduled for October 8th at 9:30 a.m.
Peace Pole dedication has been postponed. No date has been set.
2 Services will begin again on September 24th.

New Business

38 people helped with the storm clean-up
Brad will be at the Church on Saturday spreading fertilizer

Closing, Next Meeting

Next meeting is October 17th.
Mark has devotions next month.
The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer

SOTH Council Monthly Committee Report

Committee Name

Worship and Music Committee

Report Date

09-17-2017

Attendees

No meeting was held this month. Scheduled meeting cancelled due to Hurricane Irma

Items Discussed

Welcome table is under construction. Finish date not clear, as Donna Dyson’s husband was recently in the hospital.

Not sure status of Stewardship emphasis in worship and dates involved.

Recommendations/Action

1. Council should form a Thanksgiving Day committee to prepare to give food to the community on that day.
2. God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday should be rescheduled.
3. One service on Reformation Sunday due to Reformation Festival. Should have festival committee; probably not part of Worship and Music.
4. Volunteer coordination of worship is not working well. Are considering alternate plan to improve this area.
5. Dedication of memorials for electronic sign needs scheduling at worship in October. Those families involved in the memorial contributions should be invited to the dedication.

Implementation

New spot lights have been installed shining on the altar. This allow us to turn off center bank of ceiling lights while well lighting the altar. Powerpoint slides now show clearly. Don’t believe any further action on this item is needed.

Monthly Council Minutes (Draft)

Meeting Date

August 15, 2017

Attendees

Larry Hollihan
Chris Russell
Karissa Bursey
Tina Crawn
Diane Bursey
Carol Kenderdine
Jim Johnson
Mark Jacobetz
Brad Haizlip

Absent

Marian Larson
Pastor Dennis Schmidt

Time, Opening, Devotions, Minutes

Jim called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
Chris read the devotion, for this date, from “Jesus Calling” by Sara Young.
All members reviewed last month’s minutes on our Blog, prior to this meeting. As there were no changes necessary, Diane made a motion to accept all minutes as written. Tina seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Treasurer Report

Jim distributed the Financial Report prior to this meeting, requesting members be prepared to ask questions or make remarks.
Karissa identified 2 accounts that had negative amounts. CCLI is in question. Licensing should not have been paid yet, but some money was paid last month.
Jim mentioned that Gizella has made the necessary corrections and will send members an updated Report.
Karissa stated that we should consider increasing the amount we have in Banking, Filing, Membership Fees.
Larry mentioned that the Special Fund is for the merchandise, such as shirts, mugs, etc. Funds continue to move in & out of this line on the Report.
Diane mentioned that we need to consider the budget soon for next year.
There is currently $14,666.50 in the Call Fund, after all expenses were deducted.
There was a discussion about the fountain & the source from which the water is drawn. Karissa mentioned that the water bills have been much lower this year.

Pastor Report

Pastor Schmidt was on vacation, therefore, we have no Report for this meeting.

Committee Reports

Worship & Music Report
Larry mentioned that instead of doing the “Just Say Thanks Dinner”, we would offer a Thanksgiving Dinner, open to the community. We would ask volunteers to prepare food in their own homes & bring it to Church for serving.
Reformation Sunday would only have 1 Service, then some sort of Festival with brats & sauerkraut, etc. We thought about getting large Martin Luther & Katie models with their faces open. We can take pictures of people with their faces in the body of either person.
Our Work, God’s Hands Sunday will be September 10th. We are going to visit a nursing home & memory home to sing & visit the residents. Also, we are making baskets with cookies & small teddy bears to distribute to the
local Police & Fire Departments.
The Fall schedule will begin September 17th, where we will have 2 Services. 8:00 a.m. will be the Conservative Service & 10:15 a.m. will be the Traditional Service.
Diane made a motion to accept the Report. Chris seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Property Committee
Brad is planning on rearranging the front of the Church with risers. Once arranged, it will remain that way. He plans on power washing, finishing the sprinkler system, & fixing the garage door. Next month he will be fertilizing the property.
The top of the fountain has to be removed in order to install the new pump. That will be done on October 7th.
Chris will contact someone to flag the electric & gas lines in order to place the Peace Pole without hitting something.
Brad mentioned he thought it would be best to have a person in house to handle maintenance issues. It was decided to add this to Joe’s responsibilities.
The sign needs t o be lettered. Mark K will prepare an idea, then show Jim for approval before it is started.
Diane made a motion to accept this Report. Chris seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Old Business

Larry, Chris & Marie are on the Symphony Committee.
The location of the Peace Pole will be placed in front of the Pastor’s door.
Jim is going to get bids for shampooing the rugs. We will concentrate on the rear of the Church & spots only in the rest of the Church. It will be done sometime in November.
There was a question about whether the tables were purchased yet.
Jim asked for everyone to think about what should be on the budget.
The Constitution has to be updated to be in sync with ELCA’s.
Mark J asked about the cost of our bulletins. Diane mentioned that the cost did not increase.
Carol asked if the applicants were contacted that the Secretarial position is no longer available. Diane did contact them.
Jim then told the members that Joe came back with a counter offer of $850.00 a week, ($44,200 annually) on a 1099, without insurance. Council decided to counter with $700.00 ($36,400 annually) a week, on a 1099, without insurance & include the maintenance work.
Joe does not currently have the necessary skills. Larry would like Joe to begin training by September 1st to determine if he can quickly grasp the skills he needs to do this job. Larry, Pastor & Rita will work with him. We need to have a special Congregational Meeting by mid September to get the approval of everybody to hire Joe. Diane made the motion to offer $700.00. Tina seconded the motion. The motion carried.

New Business

Mark K needs to purchase supplies to fix the lights. The cost will be more than $300.00. Since it is under $500.00, he does not need Council’s approval. The credit card is available to him. He needs to sign it out from the Office.

Closing, Next Meeting

The next meeting will be September 19th.
Larry has Devotions next month
Jim closed the meeting with a prayer

SOTH Council Monthly Committee Report

Committee Name

Worship and Music Committee

Report Date

08-03-2017

Attendees

Carol Kenderdine
Mark Kenderdine
Joe Foryan
Larry Holihan
Ruth Monzillo
Pastor Dennis Schmidt
Rita Schmidt

Items Discussed

1. Publicity update: Two more postal zones have been sent flyers advertising Wednesday worship (about 1500 homes). Some attendance noted at Wednesday worship due to banners, sign, flyers, etc.

2. Fall Worship Schedule: Two worship services moved to start on September 17 instead of 10, due to God’s Work Our Hands Sunday. Three worship services: 8:00 relaxed worship, 10:15 traditional worship on Sunday. Wednesday evening servicer to continue at 6:30 p.m. Early Sunday worship music to be more informal and contemporary than traditional music at second service. First service content to be similar to that used at 9:30 a.m. and second service using liturgy from Lutheran hymnbook.

3. Worship volunteers: Some problems identified with obtaining volunteers. Needs further work.

4. Welcome table should be completed in about two weeks.

5. Committee recommended spots be put in overhead lighting instead of flood lights. Maybe can accomplish when speakers are replaced in middle of August.

6. God’s Work our Hands Sunday on September 10. Congregation should wear tee shirts. Worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by potluck brunch. Trip to assisted living center and police and fire departments in afternoon. Congregation to bring refreshments and teddy bears for gifts to police and fire departments.

7. Peace pole dedication on September 18 at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Jewish, Muslim and Christian religions will participate.

8. Committee decided not to sponsor Just Saying Thanks dinner this year, but to provide Thanksgiving dinner for needy families at the church on Thanksgiving day. Will coordinate with council on this proposal.

9. Reformation celebration to occur on Reformation Sunday after Church. Maybe have only one service on that date. Suggestion for full size Luther posters to take pictures with. Brats, food, and entertainment to be determined.

10. Stewardship emphasis on Sundays in fall to be determined by Stewardship Committee.

Recommendations/Action

God’s Work our Hands Sunday to be held on September 10.

Thanksgiving Day dinner to be held for needy families. Food prepared at home by parishioners and served at church.

Council Meeting Agenda

Shepherd of the Hills Council Agenda Meeting Date

2017-08-15

Devotions

Chris Russell

Minutes

Please review on the Blog

Pastor’s Report

Pastor will be on vacation this week

Treasurer’s Report

Please review the monthly financials and prepare your questions or remarks

Committee Reports

Ihave not seen any reports on the blog. We should have a property report and a worshio an music report as both of those committes’s have been active recently. Maybe next month

Old Business

Symphony comittee has been named
Peace pole location was discussed on 8/13/17
Our new sign needs completion
Neighborhood mailing list was sent by Larry
We had after service meetings on 8/6 and 8/13

New Business

Open for the council

Adjournment

Next meeting 9/12/17

Monthly Council Minutes (Draft)

Meeting Date

08-06-2017

Attendees

Pastor Dennis Schmidt
Jim Johnson
Mark Jacobetz
Chris Russell
Brad Haizlip
Carol Kenderdine
Larry Holihan

Absent

Marian Larson
Karissa Bursey
Diane Bursey
Tina Crawn

Time, Opening, Devotions, Minutes

The Council met to discuss & review the salary information sent by Tina. It was agreed that the lowest annual salary of $30,000.00 annually, before taxes & insurance was beyond our means at this time.
We calculated $27,200.00, which is the combined salary of the current secretarial & music director positions. We added $1,500.00 from the Supply Pastor & $5,394 from Pastor’s Relocation budget. The total of $34,094 divided by 56 weeks equals $653.84. We would bump that up to $655.00 a week. We would not offer insurance & report this on a 1099.
Joe will be paid for mileage. He will be offered a contract for one year. A Job Description will be written & over the first 90 day period, necessary changes made.
It is important for us to focus on paying the mortgage off. Jim is going to go through the financials to make sure everything has been appropriately updated.
We will further discuss this at our regular meeting on August 15th. Pastor will ask Joe about our offer in the meantime.