Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
April 23, 2017
Present: Brad Eckard, Joe LaPrade, Darlene LaPrade, Diane Miller, Bill Eckard, Theresa Eckard, Ann Healy, Reba Kline, Deborah Hoover, Jeanette Hess. Ex-officio: Glenn Bollinger – Pastor, Dana Suter – Church Clerk. Absent: Donna Miller – Treasurer.
Brad Eckard called the meeting to order at 12:56 pm.
Ann Healy led the group in devotions and a prayer.
The minutes from last month’s meeting were approved.
The Treasurer’s report was accepted. Joe asked LT members to look over the current reports that are printed within the Treasurer’s report and decide if all these reports are needed by their individual focus teams or if the current report can be scaled back.
Calendar Update: Mother’s Day Banquet – May 13, First Sunday Offering May 7 – Brethren Disaster Response, Baptism Sunday – May 7.
Focus Team Reports:
Finance – Joe reported that the church has two CD’s that are coming due within the next three months. These CD’s are earning interest rates of .75% and 1.05%. The Finance Team wants to know if the LT is interested in exploring other alternatives for investing the money. Bill Eckard made a motion to request the Finance Team to investigate other alternatives for investing the money within the two CD’s to increase financial gain. Deborah Hoover seconded the motion and the motion passed.
Facilities- Bill Eckard reported that the Facilities Team will be eventually changing the locks on the parsonage and looking for a weather proof box to place outside for deliveries that are made when Tess is not in the church office. The new directional signs for the church are in the process of being printed.
Worship-Ann reported that Adrienne Whiteside and Deanne Dastoli have both agreed to return next year as Choir Director and Accompanist, respectively. The pulpit supply on May 28 will be John Glick, which is Beaver Creek’s representative in the pastoral search.
Outreach- Diane asked the LT to be thinking about the Beaver Creek Cares weekend which the Outreach Team is currently looking at the first weekend in November. The Outreach Team asks that anyone who knows of possible outreach opportunities to please let them know as soon as possible.
Christian Ed. & Discipleship- Darlene reported that Graduation Recognition Sunday is next Sunday, April 30.
Fellowship-Deb Hoover reported that there had been little feedback from the congregation on the All- Church Retreat. The Fellowship Team is considering a one day event with possible vespers in the evening rather than an overnight retreat. Other possibilities include a location change such as Natural Chimneys or a local park.
Pastor’s Report-Glenn reported that Tess is looking into changing the layout of the church directory. A sample page was handed out to members that showed the email addresses of each family within that box instead of having the email list at the back of the directory. A few other suggestions were given to Glenn as possible changes. Baptism classes are beginning this afternoon.
The LT meeting will be held next month on May 28 at 1:00 pm.
Glenn had a list of things that Tess is currently taking care of but has Glenn to ask if there is a question. The LT Chair will serve as back up for Tess if there are questions or concerns after Glenn’s departure. Focus Teams were asked to be sure to get information for the bulletin and slides to Tess. Brad gave an update on the search for an interim pastor. A pastoral search committee has been formed with eight members. The members are Evy Kaye Sandin, Charles Wright, Megan LaPrade, Kenny Wheelbarger, Chris Dastoli, Bill Wood, Bill Miller, and Theresa Eckard. Brad reported that several members of the congregation had approached him about the agreement with Glenn and Debbie to pay rent to remain in the parsonage during the renovation of the home they have purchased. After further thought and discussion by the LT on this matter, a motion was made by Joe to let Glenn and Debbie stay in the parsonage through August rent free with utilities being paid as they are currently—either by the church or Glenn. No one on the LT was sure who was responsible for utilities. Theresa seconded the motion and the motion passed.
The next Leadership Team meeting is May 28 at 1:00 pm.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:38 pm.
Dana Suter, Church Clerk