Church Council Minutes

November 2020

Stuart Larson called to order the Church Council of Calvary Lutheran Church at 6:05 PM on 11/10/2020.
DEVOTIONS: Stuart Larson
The following members were present: Pastor Steve Norby, Pastor Justin Fenger, Wayne Pearson, Harry Wenner, Stuart Larson, Dana Kocka, Jeremy Caudillo, Tom Van Bruggen, Kami Johnson, David Simmons, Bob Berdahl, Jamie Linkowitz and Sonda Tolle. 
Guest: Roger Olson
a) Secretary Minutes-October Meeting Minutes. M/S/P 1st Harry, 2nd Bob. 
b) Treasure Report for October. M/S/P to approve as presented. 1st Sonda, 2nd Jamie.
a) IT Committee-sound booth is under remodel by Glenn A. and Jerry B. New monitor ordered from Walmart.  We have spent 20,000.  Motion to spend an additional 4,000 for 3 laptops and docking stations to replace current supply of laptops that are 9 years old.  An addition laptop to be funded by Education Core plus to an OWL 360 camera for a total of 2,000.  1st Harry, 2nd Jeremy, motion passed.  Motion to rent or purchase a Konci Minolta 300I copy, printer machine, can also print color, staple and fold whichever is more cost effective.  1st Bob, 2nd Jamie, motion passed.
b) Wheels Ministry-updated by David S. currently have 3 donated vehicles.  Need to develop a liability form for the recipient to sign.  Motion to establish a designated fund for the Wheels Ministry 1st Harry, 2nd David, motion passed.
c) Story Update-Bob requested to move this agenda item to December. Would like the writer Sara Forsberg to attend. 
d) Small Groups-Roger Olson presented on small groups, there will be a brainstorming session on 11/14/2020 at Camp Emmaus. How do small groups fit into our congregation?  8-10 people to attend.
e) Budget requests for Cores-due to Wayne by 11/30/2020.
f) Donation recognition-motion for the Resource Core and the Foundation Committee to explore acknowledgement options 1st Jeremy, 2nd Bob, motion passed.
g) Marketing Committee-Jennifer Bateman has agreed to chair this committee.
h) Custodial position-motion to hire a candidate that Wayne has interviewed contingent upon passing of the MN background study 1st Jeremy, 2nd Harry, motion passed.
a) Caring and Outreach-David Simmons monies have been dispersed to the community programs/organizations from the estate donation.
b) Family Ministry-Jamie Linkowitz-the Trunk-N-Treat on 10/31 from 3-5 pm was a success with 600 kids participating.
c) Finance Ministry-Harry Wenner-no updates.
d) Learning Ministry-Dana Kocka-approved the purchase of a laptop and the Owl camera. Exploring Christmas program ideas.
e) Resource Ministry-Wayne Pearson-Protective Services has been given an updated contact list for alarms.
f) Worship Ministry-Pastor Steve-no update.
g) Youth Ministry-Dana Kocka-youth groups are going well. Mission trips on hold due to COVID.  
h) Innovation-Bob Berdahl-as noted in the business section.
December Devotions: Bob Berdahl
Meeting adjourned at 7:10 pm by Stuart.
Minutes submitted by:  Sonda Tolle



Calvary Council Members

Stuart Larson, President 701-430-7466 
Jeremy Caudillo, President Elect 720-437-0489
Thomas Van Bruggen, Past President 612-850-7085
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  
Sonda Tolle, Secretary 218-252-4318
Wayne Pearson, Treasurer 651-206-3673
Financial Secretary