August 15, 2018

Council Members Present: Pastor Eric Reimer, Walter Braithwaite, Wil Fritz, Allison Hudson, Karen Kearns, David Kroth, Linda Morrison, Michelle Pisanick, Barbara Quinn, Bruce Roper, Trish Strauss, Joycelynn Canselo, and Ken Woods

Absent:  Denise Betz, Pat Beadling, Patty Cawthorne; Roseann Winans

The meeting was called to order by President Wil Fritz at 7:05 p.m. The scripture was read by Barbara Quinn and the prayer was offered by Michelle Pisanick.


Harry Betz addressed Council with an update on  He will also be addressing the congregation as a whole to announce and explain the new program in September.


*The minutes from June were approved without changes. The motion was made and seconded by Ken Woods/Barbara Quinn.  MOTION CARRIED


President, Wil Fritz – Attached
Pastor Reimer – Attached and additional addendum regarding child safety at St John’s
Finance Director, Joycelynn Canselo – Attached
Financial Secretary, Patty Cawthorne – Attached

*It was moved and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report and the Financial Secretary’s report as presented.  (Michelle Pisanick / Allison Hudson)  MOTION CARRIED


It was discussed that the renovation project may have to be reorganized into smaller, more financially manageable sized phases


  • New Finance Director – Joycelynn Canselo was introduced, replacing Roseann Winans
    *Motion to move forward with hiring Joycelynn was made.  It was moved and seconded by Barbara Quinn/Trish Strauss  MOTION CARRIED
  • Property Insurance – Handout from Wil Fritz was distributed and verbal report given.  This new policy provides better coverage and at a significantly lower rate.  Switch is scheduled to be made effective September 1st
  • *Motion to move forward with changing insurance companies was made.  It was moved and seconded by Trish Strauss /Barbara Quinn MOTION CARRIED
  • Communications Presentation was given by David Kroth.  Handout and review of steps needed to develop our communication strategy was presented by Dave Kroth
  • Visitor Table – Pastor presented and explained new visitor table in the narthex and bags to hand out to new visitors of St John’s
    *Motion to approve new visitor table and bags was made.  It was moved and seconded by Trish Strauss/Walt Braithwaite  MOTION CARRIED
  • PreK fund raisers – Wil Fritz proposed three fund raisers for the PreK program.  Coupon Books, Giant Register Receipts, and Discovery Toys
    *Motion to approve these three fund raisers was made.  It was moved and seconded by Bruce Roper/Alison Hudson.  MOTION CARRIED
  • Building Use – The Brad Fox Concert is to be held on Sunday September 9th.
    *Motion to approve the use of the building for the Brad Fox Concert was made.  It was moved and seconded by Bruce Roper/Ken Woods.  MOTION CARRIED


  • Constitution and Bylaws – No report
  • Christian Education –See report
  • Fellowship – No report
  • Finance – See Financial Secretary’s report
  • Food Pantry Report – See report
  • Memorials – See report
  • Mutual Ministry – No report
  • Pre-K Board – No report – see above fund raisers
  • Property – See report
  • Reach Team – No report
  • Renovation Committee – Verbal report – see above Old Business
  • Social Ministry – No report
  • Stewardship – No report
  • Women’s Ministry – No report
  • Worship & Music –See report


Thank you letter and journal was received by Pastor Reimer from Jeremy McGowan in appreciation to funding Bear Creek Camp for a week.


Pastor Reimer and council members shared their cares and concerns.

NEXT MEETING: Date: 9/19/18

Scripture: Trish Strauss
Prayer: Pat Beadling
Refreshments: Karen Kearns

*It was moved and seconded by Ken Woods /Barbara Quinn to adjourn the meeting at 9:30   p.m.  MOTION CARRIED

Respectfully submitted,
Bruce Roper