Church Council Minutes

April 2021

Jeremy Caudillo called to order the Church Council of Calvary Lutheran Church at 5:31 PM on 4/13/2021.
ROLL CALL: The following members were present: Pastor Steve Norby, Pastor Justin Fenger, Wayne Pearson, Harry Wenner, Stuart Larson, Dana Kocka, John Cook, Jeremy Caudillo, Al Judson, Glenn Anderson, Mandy Runyan, Brandi McMahon, Dennis Aanenson, and Sonda Tolle.
Guests: Jennifer Bateman, Roger Olson, and Wayne Thompson
DEVOTIONS and PRAYER: Dennis Aanenson
a) Secretary Minutes-March Meeting Minutes 1st Stuart, 2nd Dennis, motion passed.
b) Treasurer Report for March-Motion to approve as presented. 1st Al, 2nd John, motion passed.
a) Marketing Committee-report by Jennifer. Goal of the committee, in conjunction with Pinnacle Marketing Group in Bemidji, is to design, build, and brand a new website for Calvary. For content curation, the committee will be meeting with each of the cores.
b) Men’s Fellowship-two anonymous donors have offered to purchase the Living Lutheran for any member interested in receiving this subscription for one year. Motion to approve this offer 1st Stuart, 2nd Glenn, motion passed.
c) Core Request-all Cores please inform Amity of what day of the month and time you are meeting, so that she can place this information on the schedule.
d) Audit of the Treasurer Reports-audit noted that the secretary and treasurer report were not approved in March of 2020 dur to lack of a quorum. Motion to approve the secretary and treasurer report from March of 2020. 1st Glenn, 2nd Jeremy. Motion passed.
e) Pastor Justin’s Deployment-volunteerism liturgy will be used on May 2nd for Justin’s deployment. There will also be an outdoor send off for Justin the end of May, more details to come in the near future. We also need to support his family during his deployment.
f) COVID-there have been no updates and we need to continue to follow the Faith Based Guidelines from the MDH.
a) Caring and Outreach-Glenn Anderson-need to update and revise the continuing resolution for this Core. Will explore picture directory.
b) Family Ministry-Brandi McMahon-the Easter Egg Hunt was a success. Bagged food for Helping Hands. Resuming Suds of Service in May.
c) Finance Ministry-Harry Wenner-no updates. Motion to pay the AV bill from the general fund. 1st Stuart, 2nd Dennis, motion passed.
d) Learning Ministry-Dana Kocka-7th graders to attend Pathways Camp this summer, planning VBS at Northern Pines. Confirmation is wrapping up. Senior Recognition and Sunday School Teacher Recognition in May.
e) Resource Ministry-Dennis Aanenson-Asbestos needs to be removed from the rental house before it can be demoed. Will need an abatement certificate.
f) Worship Ministry-John Cook-issues with presenting, need tech support to sort out what the issue is, is it a graphic problem or software conflict? There was an incident on Sunday where a family was not wearing masks. Need to reinforce the guidelines, use our media sources and review at the beginning of each service.
g) Youth Ministry-Mandy Runyan-youth service was phenomenal! Jr. and Sr. League will be finished in May. Exploring a mystery Mission trip. Exploring fund raising options, may proceed with the rummage sale as long as we follow the precautions from the MDH.
h) Innovation-no report.
May Devotions: Glenn
Motion to adjourn. 1st Dennis, 2nd Al, meeting adjourned at 7:21 pm by Jeremy. Followed by the Lords Prayer.
Minutes submitted by: Sonda Tolle

Calvary Council Members

Jeremy Caudillo, President 720-437-0489
Al Judson, President Elect 218-699-3204
Stuart Larson, Past President 701-430-7466
Sonda Tolle, Secretary 218-252-4318
Wayne Pearson, Treasurer 651-206-3673
David Simmons, Caring & Outreach 218-255-1522
Glenn Anderson, Caring & Outreach 218-699-3962
Brandi McMahon, Family Ministry 218-252-7206
Harry Wenner, Finance 218-564-5002
Bob Berdahl, Innovation 218-255-1944
Linda Becker, Learning 218-573-2207
Dennis Aanenson, Resource 218-237-5863
John Cook, Worship 218-232-5705
Mandy Runyan, Youth 218-255-1642  

Annual Report: