Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
May 17, 2018
Present: Chris Dastoli, Candy Hensley, Jeanette Hess, John Hoover, Reba Kline, Joe LaPrade, Amy Saum, Ex-Officio: Bill Wood-Deacon Chair, Elaine McGann-Interim Pastor, Darlene LaPrade-Church Clerk. Absent: Theresa Eckard, Kenny Wheelbarger, Donna Miller-Treasurer.
Jeanette called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.
Elaine opened with prayer.
The minutes from the April meeting were approved.
Calendar Roundtable: May 20 – Deacon Meeting, June 3 – First Sunday breakfast 8:45 a.m., June 3 – Graduate Sunday, June 10 – Outdoor Worship followed by a carry-in meal, July – Bread and Cup Communion
The Treasurer’s report was approved.
Focus Team Reports:
Facilities Team: John reported that the shed at the parsonage has a new roof. Estimates have come in for painting projects.
Pastor’s Report: Elaine reported that visitation is going well. She is working 30-35 hours a week. The church will be receiving five new members this Sunday: Tammy Stine, Becky Whitmore, Brian Whitmore, Grayson Whitmore and Kailey Whitmore.
Search Committee Report: A prospective candidate for pastor was interviewed. Committee felt he would be a good fit for Beaver Creek. After thought and prayer, the candidate decided it wasn’t the right time for him to enter into a full-time pastor’s position. The committee is waiting for additional candidates to apply.
Old Business: None
New Business: Bill reported that additional funds will be coming from the Cook Estate. A motion to accept these additional funds from the Cook Estate was made, seconded and approved. Suggestions for use of the money were to set up a Pastor Transition Contingency Fund or divide it between the original three accounts set up previously. After discussion, Joe made a motion to divide the money between the original three funds. John seconded the motion and the motion passed.
Our contract with Elaine as an Interim Pastor will continue as is going into our second year. Elaine has asked for feedback from members as to what needs to be done, what is being neglected or done well. The Leadership Team unanimously expressed that Elaine is doing a great job and there is no need for a formal evaluation.
Joe stressed the importance for receipts to be turned in to the Treasurer for reimbursement. This helps each team know how much to budget for the next year. It was noted that some members consider the items bought to be a donation to the church. It was suggested that members could give their reimbursement back to the church if desired. Joe also requested that members keep a copy of the receipts for their records.
Bill would like information for the newsletter by May 29th.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:53 p.m.
Next meeting: June 21
Darlene LaPrade – Church Clerk