Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Minutes
May 16, 2019

Present:  Chris Dastoli, Mike Suter, Joe LaPrade, Amy Saum, Marlin Simmons, Zack Wampler, Kenny Wheelbarger, Bill Wood.  Ex-Officio:  Elaine McGann-Interim Pastor, Darlene LaPrade-Church Clerk.  Absent:  Theresa Eckard, Deborah Hoover, Donna Miller-Treasurer.

Chris called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m.

Amy opened with devotions.

The minutes from the March Leadership Team meeting were approved.

The minutes from the April Leadership Team meeting were approved.

Calendar Roundtable:  SDDMA – May 17-18, June 2 – Graduate Sunday, June 2 -First Sunday Breakfast and First Sunday Offering (AVA Care), June 9 – Outdoor worship and carry-in meal, June 15 – Father/Son Banquet, June 17-20 – VBS at Dayton COB.

The Treasurer’s report for March was approved.

The Treasurer’s report for April was approved.

Matters for Leadership Team:  Amy reported that the Christian Ed. Team is working to secure Sunday School teachers for the fall. Marlin brought forth the following recommendations for use of the church facilities: (1) The facilities should not be used for profit. (2) Any questions regarding the use should go though the Leadership Team. (3) Reservations for the church facilities should be made through the church office.  The recommendations were approved.  Mike reported that the audit committee has completed their review and a report was given to the Finance Team.

Search Committee:  Bill reported that the committee is in the interview stage.  [An update on the process was delivered, including the need to replace a member of the search committee who will be shifting because of an upcoming marriage.] A motion was made to fill the vacancy on the search committee. The motion was seconded and approved.  Chris will follow up.

Old Business:  None

New Business:  Bill distributed the church IT updates and a proposal (see handout).  A recommendation was brought forth from Bill that domain registration and hosting be moved to a separate account by the church and hosted at SiteGround.  It was seconded by Kenny.  Bill will set up everything with Tess.  This proposal does not change our webcast.  The recommendation was approved.

Bill brought forth a proposal from the Worship Team to flip the order of service and Sunday School for the month of July.  This may add some life to our Sunday School program as well as give an opportunity for discussion on the sermon.  There was discussion of the pros and cons of flipping.  It was decided to try it for the month of July and get feedback from members.  Elaine was asked to address this in the next newsletter.  The proposal was approved.

A choir director will be needed for the fall.  This falls under Worship team to seek out and hire a new director.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

Next meeting:  June 20, 2019

Devotions – Joe


Darlene LaPrade – Church Clerk

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