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.

PERSONS WISHING TO ADDRESS COUNCIL:

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

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGDate:  6/20/18

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

REPORTS:

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

OLD BUSINESS:

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

NEW BUSINESS:

  • 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

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

  • 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

CORRESPONDENCE:

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

CARES AND CONCERNS:

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