Council & Committee Positions Open

TERM 2019-2021 President Elect
TERM 2019-2021 Council Secretary
TERM 2019-2021 Caring & Outreach Core Chair TERM 2018-2020 Finance Core Chair
TERM 2019-2020 Bethel Cemetery Board (2 positions open)
TERM 2019-2020 Nominating Committee Board (3 positions open)
TERM 2019-2021 Mission Endowment Committee Board (2 positions open)
If you would like to serve Calvary in one of these positions, please call the office 218-732-7284.
Election held at Annual Meeting January 27th.

Annual Reports:

Annual Report 18′

’17 Annual Report


Church Council Minutes

5:30 PM Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Present: Mark Harmon, Dennis Aanenson, Kristi York, Roger Olson (for Glenn Anderson) Jamie Linkowitz, Kami Johnson, Harry Wenner, Tony Kohrs, John Cook, Pastor Steve Norby, Pastor Justin Fenger, Dana Kocka, Wayne Pearson.
Guests: NA
Devotion: Mark
January Devotions: Tom
Secretary – Oct and Nov. minutes- M/S/P as printed. 1st-Dennis, 2nd- Harry
Treasurer Report and Financial Secretary Report – M/S/P to approve as presented. 1st-John, 2nd- Jami
1. PTO Changes-Motion-to combine sick and vacation pay to PTO for lay employees- 0-5 years- 13 hrs./month, 6-10 years-17 hrs./month, 11+ years- 20 hrs./month. 240 hours- maximum banked hours or need to cash in or use. 1st-Kristi, 2nd-Harry, Motion passed
2. Motion-Manger fund to Lutheran Disaster Relief, Meals on Wheels, Hubbard county food shelf. 1st-Dennis, 2nd-Kami, Motion passed.
3. The executive board encourages all business at the council level to use the 5 Way Test as presented by the Compass group to structure motions, and annual reports.
4. Core Committees encouraged to share their 2019 Compass Goals at the March meeting or earlier.
5. Dates have been set for pastoral services at Trinity for the first quarter of 2019-Dec. 30, 18, Jan 13 and 27, Feb 10 and 24, March 10 and 24. Payment will be made out to Calvary Lutheran Church.
6. Motion-to propose that Calvary pay off all special assessments during 2019, to be brought up for vote at the annual meeting. 1st-Tony, 2nd- Dennis
7. Ideas presented about activities to build community at Calvary.
Caring and Outreach – Roger Olson- would like to use the word Calvary as a verb; emphasized the meaning of visitors-we have a lot of members going out visiting others-need more hospital visitors; would like to start writing to military people again at least 1 time yearly or more; would like to have a party in Fargo-Moorhead for members over there; need a head usher still; jail ministry still going on; seeking those interested in doing Steven Ministry. Family Ministry – Jamie Linkowitz, Kami Johnson- clothes and hygiene kits drive was a huge success, delivered to 4 schools! Would like to do it quarterly; nursery will not be staffed on Christmas eve; Nov 25-caroling and decorated cookies at the Heritage center was well received and fun.
Finance Ministry – Harry Wenner – received a one-time energy rebate of over $5000 this month!! We have a few small assessments of about $7000 that have a higher interest rate that will be paid off this month from the building fund.
Learning Ministry – Dana– Christmas program rehearsal-Sat. Dec. 15, 9-11:30, program on Dec. 16-10:30 service, thank you to all the volunteers; Sunday school or Confirmation until Jan. 2, 2019; 26 kids in After School Program.
Resource – Tony Kohrs – would like help in cleaning the chairs in the sanctuary and fellowship hall perhaps in January.
Worship – John Cook – Christmas eve services-3:30, 5:30, 10:00 pm; changes in sanctuary-shades over windows to help with visibility on screens; digital sound system- some glitches in set up and changing needs in services-training on use will be scheduled.
Youth – Dana- lots of service projects lately- ring Salvation Army bells, silent auction, wreathes, calendars, etc.; mission trip to South Carolina in the planning stages.
Annual Meeting: January 27, 2019, 11:30 am
Meeting adjourned: 07:08 pm
Minutes by Kristi York



Calvary Council Members

Mark Harmon, President 317-796-8529
Thomas Van Bruggen, President Elect 612-850-7085 Dennis Aanenson, Past President 218-237-5863 Glenn Anderson, Caring & Outreach 218-699-3962 Jamie Linkowitz, Family Ministry 612-715-2541
Kami Johnson, Family Ministry 218-237-8812
Harry Wenner, Finance 218-564-5002
Linda Becker, Learning 218-573-2207
Tony Kohrs, Resource 218-732-8293
John Cook, Worship 218-232-5705
Jennifer Michaelson, Youth 218-616-2787
Julie Warmbold, Financial Secretary 218-237-1116 Kristi York, Secretary 218-301-6964
Wayne Pearson, Treasurer 651-206-3673