Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
August 15, 2019

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

Zack called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. and opened with devotions.

The minutes from the July meeting were approved.

Calendar Roundtable:  August 18 – Trial sermon by candidate for pastor. If called and accepted, new pastor will begin on November 11. Ron Wyrick will act as a pinch pastor for Beaver Creek on September 15, & 20, October 6,20, & 27. We will need coverage on September 1, & 8, October 13, November 3, & 10.

Homecoming speaker will be Ken Wright. The homecoming committee will be responsible for all other planning. October 6 – Love Feast, September 28 – Men’s Fellowship Steak Dinner. Will need extra help that day.

Treasurer’s Report – There was a lengthy discussion about the Treasurer’s duties and the possibility of changing the bank that we use. There are some constitutional/polity issues involved. A motion was made that Zack will talk to the Administrative Assistant to see if she would be willing to act as Treasurer until the polity issues can be cleaned up. The motion was seconded and passed. A motion was made to make a change in the Treasurer position. The motion was seconded and approved. There was no motion to approve the Treasurer’s report.

Search Committee Report:  The committee has chosen a candidate for consideration by the congregation. There will be a Meet & Greet on Saturday, August 17, from 6 – 8 p.m. The candidate will have a trial sermon on Sunday, August 18. After a carry-in meal, the congregation will vote on accepting the candidate with a 2/3 vote to pass. If the candidate is approved and he accepts the call, the congregation will vote on the financial package for the new pastor.

Zack read a letter from Mike Suter and John Hoover stating that a review of the church accounts was conducted.

Pastor’s Report:  Elaine distributed the Pastor’s report (copy on file in the church office). Elaine also suggested that the church hire a cleaning service to clean the parsonage and trim up the yard before a new pastoral family moves in. The money from the rental of the parsonage could be used for this.

Old Business:  The Worship Team continues to search and advertise for a choir director.

New Business:  The order of worship has been set. Tess has this information.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:36 p.m.

Next Meeting – September 19, 2019


Darlene LaPrade – Church Clerk

August minutes posted