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2017 Annual Church Conference Minutes

Annual Church Conference Minutes

October 4, 2017

Rev Bill Haggard Presiding

Matt Carr nominated Erin Glutting as recording secretary.  Deb Swanson seconded the nomination.  Member vote accepted motion unanimously.

Servant Discipleship Report was made by Rev. Brad Bartelmay.  Motion came from the committee for a process for electing officers (see attached).   Rev. Bill Haggard called the vote on the process outlined in the report.

Membership Report was made by Rev. Brad Bartelmay. The process of removing members was explained. Members were encouraged to reach out to friends and neighbors and bring them to church.  Rev. Brad Bartelmay read the names of those being moved to inactive status (see attached).  Rev. Bill Haggard called the question on the members on the 2nd year reading list.  Member vote accepted motion unanimously.

Staff-Parish Relation Team Motions: Deb Swanson brought a series of motions from the Staff Parish Team including:

Setting the pastor’s annual compensation at $71,070.  Member vote accepted motion unanimously.

Pastor’s Household Furnishing allowance was set at $3,500.  Member vote accepted motion unanimously.

Pastor’s housing allowance was set at $17,000.   Member vote accepted motion unanimously.

Endowment Committee Report made by Sarah Vizithum spoke on changes to the Endowment Charter to keep it in line with the law.  Question asked: Would this change cause a problem to create another fund in the future?  Answer (in brief): No.

Motion for the new charter came from the committee.  Rev. Bill Haggard called the vote to accept the new language.  Member vote accepted motion unanimously.

Reports from Leadership Team:  2017 Goals reviewed by Kevin Vrita.

2018 Goals presented by Matt Carr:

  • Worship more conducive to direct encounter with God
  • Continue to build community through small groups
  • Continue to actively serve the community
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