Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
March 21, 2019

Present: Chris Dastoli, Deborah Hoover, Amy Saum, Marlin Simmons, Zack Wampler, Bill Wood. Ex-Officio: Elaine McGann – Interim Pastor, Absent: Joe LaPrade, Theresa Eckard, Donna Miller– Treasurer. Bill Wood acting as clerk in Darlene LaPrade’s absence.

Chris called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Marlin opened with devotions.

The minutes from the February meeting were approved.

Calendar Roundtable: , April 6, 13 and 19 – Lenten Campfires (6 p.m.), April 10 – Communion Bread making (6 p.m.), April 12 (6 p.m.), optionally overnight to April 13, Peanut Butter Egg Lock-in for youth, April 14– Palm Sunday Love Feast with full communion (7 p.m.), April 20 – Easter Egg Hunt (10:00 a.m.), April 21—Sunrise Service (7 a.m.), Easter Cantata in morning worship (11 a.m.), August 9-10 All Church Retreat, J Loop, Natural Chimneys.

The Treasurer’s report was accepted. Zach Wampler suggested that the Finance Team look into moving some of the funds not immediately needed into funds that might have a higher yield. A general discussion of financial management issues followed.

Matters for Leadership Team: Deb asked for views on proper uses of the Fellowship Hall. Apparently the church does not have a facilities policy, so any questions would be handled on a case-by-case basis. The Facilities Team was asked to look into the issue and report back next month.

Bill reported that two of the church’s computers are having problems and he is working on repairs and potential donations to get things going again. The pastor’s desktop computer, being used by Pastor Elaine on a temporary basis, is not functioning well.

Pastor’s Report: Pastor Elaine briefly discussed her role as an interim pastor and invited clarifying discussion any time that roles need attention.

Search Committee: The search committee continues to review the small number of profiles of candidates provided.

Old Business: Internet service has been ordered through Comcast but extension of the line to the church has not yet taken place.

New Business: By a unanimous vote, the Leadership Team endorsed a letter of affirmation for Lynne Miller Lent to explore a call to pursue ministry. x

The meeting was adjourned at 8:06 p.m.

Next Meeting – April 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Devotions – Chris Dastoli

Darlene LaPrade – Church Clerk

March minutes posted