Council Meeting Recap: January 2018

In an effort to improve our transparency and communication as your Council, we are sharing a recap of last month’s Council meeting. The full minutes will be available after they are approved, but here are some highlights in the meantime.

The January 2018 meeting opened at 7:35pm with a scripture reading.  After hearing the story of the Magi, each council member chose a star word to reflect on and meditate on throughout the year. We shared our words with the group and discussed what they might mean to us this year.

We moved on to old business and approved the minutes from the December meeting. We also approved two additional dates for the use of the Multi-Purpose room by the Boy Scouts. The proposal for the Helen Whede memorial donation to be used for new Advent paraments for the altar, pulpit and fishing pole, with any remainder to be donated to the capital campaign, was approved as well. The date of the Leadership Summit was set for 4/21/18. After an initial discussion around potential topics and agenda items, Council agreed to further discuss at the February meeting and to finalize a plan.

Next, we approved meeting space for the Friendship Center. There was a proposal to approve standing fee waivers for long-standing users of the building whose current use may not comply with LMC’s building and use policy such as The Friendship Center, Al-Anon, AA, La Leche League, Waters Elementary, Anna Torgerson (piano teacher) and VII Brass. The motion was approved.

A proposal for a new computer for our Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries was presented, discussed and approved.

We then held Executive Team elections. Jay Kapp, Angie Cooper and Toietta Dixon ran as a slate and were elected as follows:

  • Jay Kapp, President
  • Angie Cooper, Vice President
  • Toietta Dixon, Secretary

We then discussed and assigned 2018 Committee liaison roles:

  • HR – Angie Cooper
  • Tech – Jeff Conway
  • Property – Jay Kapp
  • Hospitality – Audrey Downes
  • Stewardship – Nicole VanderDoes
  • Mutual ministry – Toietta Dixon
  • Communications – Emily Moen
  • Investment – Audrey Downes
  • Social Justice – Larry Gehrke
  • WELCA – Angie Cooper
  • Stephen Ministry – Toietta Dixon
  • Congregational Care – Toietta Dixon
  • Worship Team – Larry Gehrke
  • One Stop Wednesday – Emily Moen

Ben Dietrich shared the Treasurer’s Report that he would be sharing at the Congregational Meeting.

Pastor Lindsay shared her Pastor’s Report in which she highlighted meetings with staff, team leaders and potential new members as well as looking forward to plans for Lent and Holy Week.

We adjourned the meeting at 9:15pm offering thanks and praise in our ministry, going out in God’s name and sharing the Peace.

Hopefully this gives you a little glimpse into our process and keeps you informed as to what we are talking about right now. As always, let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to work for you!