Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
September 21, 2017

Present: Brad Eckard, Jeanette Hess, Bill Eckard, Diane Miller, Ann Healy, Reba Kline, Deborah Hoover, Darlene LaPrade, Joe LaPrade, Elaine McGann – Interim Pastor, Dana Suter – Church Clerk.

Absent: Theresa Eckard, Donna Miller – Treasurer.

Brad Eckard called the meeting to order at 7:04 pm. Darlene led the group in devotions and a prayer.

The minutes from last month’s meeting and the Treasurer’s report were approved.

Calendar Update: Oct. 1 – First Sunday Offering designated for Operation Christmas Child, Nov. 3 and 4 – Beaver Creek Cares weekend.

Focus Team Reports:

Facilities – Bill reported that the Facilities Team had gone through the parsonage and made a list of things that need to be done.

Outreach – Diane reported that a sign-up sheet will be posted in the vestibule next month for the Beaver Creek Cares weekend. A box for donations to Heifer International will also be in the vestibule in October.

Finance – Joe handed out copies of the budget for 2018 that the Finance Team had put together. Joe stated that the LT needs to meet with Bill Wood to try and estimate the Pastor’s salary, insurance, etc. for placement in the 2018 budget in the event that a Pastor is secured for the upcoming year. The LT will meet again next Thursday, Oct. 28 with Bill to work on the budget and to finalize the ballot and agenda for the October Congressional Business Meeting.

Pastor’s Report: Elaine reported that she would be gone October 8, November 5, and November 12. Chris and Deanne Dastoli will be the worship leaders/speakers on October 8.

New Business: Glenn and Debbie Bollinger and Jessie Houff have requested transfers of membership.

The LT decided to make a recommendation to the congregation to divide the monetary gift from the Cook Estate as follows: 1/3 in a Good Samaritan Fund, 1/3 to the Capital Improvement Fund, and 1/3 in a Hospitality Fund. This will be presented to the congregation at the Oct. Congregational Business Meeting for a vote.

The next LT meeting is scheduled for October 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm.

Dana Suter – Church Clerk

September minutes posted