Church Council Minutes

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Stuart Larson called to order the Church Council of Calvary Lutheran Church at 5:30 PM on 2/11/2020.
DEVOTIONS: Sonda Tolle
March DEVOTIONS: Harry Wenner
The following members were present: Pastor Justin Fenger, Tom Van Bruggen, Wayne Pearson, Harry Wenner, Stuart Larson, Glenn Anderson, John Cook, Linda Becker, Tony Kohrs, Bob Berdahl, Judy Dulski, Kami Johnson, Jeremy Caudillo, and Sonda Tolle. 
Secretary Minutes, M/S/P 1st Linda, 2nd Tony.  Treasure Report, M/S/P to approve as presented. 1st Jeremy, 2nd Linda.
a) Receive New Members, motion to approve the following as new members: Joel Blanchfield, Brandon, Michelle, Tyler, Brayden, and Ryker Crissinger, Paul and Janet Graalum, Bob and Nancy Hammerstrom, Kim Hoff, Terra Jorgenson, Dee Kraft, Mike Peinovich, Billie Gleissner, Kevin and Connie Roline, Paul and Annjean Wibe. 1st Tony, 2nd Jeremy, motion passed.
b) Worship Core recommends the establishment of a designation fund to pay for organ lessons/training for future organists. Motion to approve 1st John, 2nd Jeremy, there was discussion, motion amended as follows, establish a musical training designated fund. 1st John, 2nd Tom, motion passed.
c) Auditor Appointment, Stuart has appointed Fred Luckeroth to a 3-year auditor appointment.
d) Crystal Brook Request for Services, Pastor Justin presented an opportunity for promoting partnership and community connections by providing weekly coffee and conversations, one service per month with communion, and 4 short memory care visits per month. The written contract is pending. Motion to authorize the President to sign the contract for the provision of spiritual services to Crystal Brook. 1st Glenn, 2nd John, motion passed.
e) Innovation Core Vision, Mission, and Values-Bob Berdahl, presented a handout stating the Calvary vision, mission, and values. Council members to review and we will discuss at the Council meeting in March. Strategic Planning workshop for the Council is scheduled for March 22 immediately following the second service, lunch will be served. f) Practicing Resurrection Covenant-the attendance list of Calvary participants presented to the Council for the workshop on 2/15/2020.
a) Caring and Outreach-Glenn Anderson–the responsibilities of this core will be divided as follows, Caring-Pastor Steve supervising, and Outreach-Pastor Justin supervising. PR fundraising breakfast raised $1022.00. Dorothy leading the Chili Challenge and the name shall be Hardhat Ministry Chili. Exploring service group potlucks. 
b) Family Ministry-Kami Johnson–Bingo was a success on January 26th. Exploring how to recruit more families to participate in our planned activities, considering a summer BBQ Rib Contest in our new parking lot. Also exploring how to recruit core members, considering a “Core Fair”.  
c) Finance Ministry-Harry Wenner–reviewed annual audit results. Reviewed the designated funds. Recommending a weekly spending budget for the Pastors Discretionary Fund.  
d) Learning Ministry-Linda Becker–3rd grade Bibles have been distributed. Exploring if we should bring back Calvary Learning Together. Discussed Lenten Series and Devotion, Ash Wednesday, and Palm Sunday. Would like to thank Michelle Weston for leading the ENVOY training for the Sunday and Release Time teachers.  
f)Resource Ministry-Tony Kohrs–adding Calvary signage to the North and South exterior Narthex doors and to the exterior siding adjacent to the south exterior door. ALICE training on February 20th. Denny Aanenson has offered to mow the lawn for Calvary this summer. Working on a Bell Tower plan. Discussed the establishment of an annual cleaning day for the church especially windows and upholstery. Motion to install Bell Choir lighting 1st Jeremy, 2nd Linda, motion passed. 
g) Worship Ministry-John Cook–reviewed the Wednesday Lenten service plans. The organ is in very poor shape. Proceeding with bids for organ replacement. 
h) Youth Ministry-no report.
i) Innovation-Bob Berdahl–exploring if there should be a standard meeting date and time for the cores, this would promote interaction and communication. All cores advised to place on their respective agendas for their next core meetings and discuss further. Place on the Council Agenda in March for further discussion as a Council. 
Judy Dulski is exploring the possibility of a Scandinavian dinner at Calvary at a future date, if interested in this please contact her.
Motion to adjourn at 6:50 pm 1st Linda, 2nd Jeremy, motion passed. Stuart Larson adjourned the meeting. Followed by the Lord’s Prayer.
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