Church Council Minutes

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

 Tom Van Bruggen called to order the Church Council of Calvary Lutheran Church at 5:30 pm on 5/14/2019.
DEVOTIONS: Jamie Linkowitz
The following members were present: Pastor Steve Norby, Tom Van Bruggen, Wayne Pearson, Glenn Anderson, Jamie Linkowitz, Linda Becker, John Cook, Dave Simmons, Dana Kocka, Harry Wenner, Stuart Larson, Tony Kohrs, Mark Harmon, Sonda Tolle
Agenda, M/S/P with the following addition; Compass. 1st Tony, 2nd Mark.
Secretary Minutes, M/S/P with one correction, New member Sunday email for information not approval. 1st Stuart, 2nd Harry.
Treasure Report, M/S/P to approve as presented. 1st Linda 2nd Sonda.
Pulpit supply for Saturdays during Pastor Justin’s National Guard Training, June 6-July 3. Pastor Steve and a pulpit fill will cover the Saturdays during his absence.
Financial audit, according to our bylaws an audit needs to be completed on an annual basis. 3 members need to be appointed by the president and ratified by the council to conduct the audit. Tom is recruiting. The audit will include 2018 and 2019.
June assembly voting member-the Executive Board recommends Zachary Johnson. 1st John, 2nd Mark. Passed.
Worship Coordinator/Office Assistant position-new hire announced, Sandra James.
Core Committees need to submit strategies, goals, metrics and action plans, discussed the need to complete and submit by the next council meeting. Change PT status from 24-16. Motion, adjustment to earn PTO to be changed to 16-33 hours. 1st Mark, 2nd John. Passed.
Compass, discussed the possibility of transitioning the Compass group to a core committee and title it something like Vision and Innovation. To be discussed further by the Compass group.
The Girl Scouts have asked to have a table in the narthex on Sunday to sell cookies, this was supported by the council. 
Caring and Outreach-Dave Simmons presented the following update; the logo competition is underway and packets are at the Welcome Desk, WELCA is making visitor welcome gift bags, thank you to Sheryl Kosel for covering the Jail Ministry for the last 2 months, reviewed the website online summary submitted by Tina Crabb and exploring a master gardening opportunity that would include Missouri gravel bed and bare root trees, this would be operated by Calvary and would be a source of revenue.
Family Ministry-Jamie Linkowitz- assembled hygiene kits, annual bike ride was successful and held our first Suds and Service.
Finance Ministry-Harry Wenner-exploring how to fund contemporary musicians, noted that there has been a shift of donations from the building fund to the general fund, motion to pay the gravel and grading invoice of 1413.32 from the designated parking lot fund. 1st Stuart, 2nd Mark. Passed. Seeking 4 volunteers to comprise the Parking Lot Task Force.
Learning Ministry-Linda Becker-end of year for release time and Sunday school, getting ready for summer events; bible school, camps, and youth trips.
Resources Ministry-no updates.
Worship Ministry-John Cook-presented a demo in the fellowship hall of the potential use of screens in the sanctuary instead of purchasing new projectors.
Youth Ministry-Dana Kocka-raised $7,500 between the rummage sale and pie auction! Dana expressed gratitude for congregational support. Fundraising continues for the mission trip which is scheduled for June.
One service on May 26th at 9 am.
Pastor Steve is looking for different languages to read from the book of Job for Pentecost.
Pastor Steve is the President of the PR Ministerial Association.  
Tom Van Bruggen adjourned the meeting at 6:45 pm. Motion to adjourn. 1st Mark, 2nd Linda. Passed. Followed by the Lord’s Prayer.
Minutes submitted by:
Sonda Tolle



Calvary Council Members

Thomas Van Bruggen, President 612-850-7085 
Stuart Larson, President Elect 701-430-7466
Mark Harmon, Past President 317-796-8529
David Simmons, Caring & Outreach 218-255-1522
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 Sonda Tolle, Secretary 218-252-4318
Wayne Pearson, Treasurer 651-206-3673

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