Church Council Minutes

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tom Van Bruggen called to order the Church Council of Calvary Lutheran Church at 5:37 PM on 8/13/2019.
DEVOTIONS: Sonda Tolle
The following members were present: Pastor Steve Norby, Pastor Justin Fenger, Tom Van Bruggen, Wayne Pearson, Glenn Anderson, Jamie Linkowitz, John Cook, Dana Kocka, Harry Wenner, Stuart Larson, Sonda Tolle. Guests:  Bob Berdahl and Judy Dulski
Agenda, M/S/P 1st Mark, 2nd Harry.
Secretary Minutes, M/S/P 1st Mark, 2nd Harry.  Treasure Report, M/S/P to approve as presented. 1st John, 2nd Linda.
a) New Core presentation, Bob Berdahl and Judy Dulski presented a proposal to add a new core to the council structure called Innovative. Motion to support the Innovative core concept, distribute the information sheet on this proposed core to all core team members and place on the council agenda in September for further discussion. 1st Mark, 2nd Stuart, passed.
b) Hard Hat Ministry under Caring and Outreach. Funds to help with small building projects. Motion to establish a designated fund for the Hard Hat Ministry. 1st John, 2nd Linda, passed.
c) Rally Sunday, September 8th. Theme is Connect. Dana reviewed the work plan and how each core will be asked to participate in Rally Sunday. Place on Executive Board Agenda, how to advertise for this event.
d) Recommendation from Executive Board to establish a designated fund for Pastor’s Mission Travel. Motion to accept, 1st John, 2nd Stuart, passed
e) Special Congregational Meeting on September 29th at 9:15 am. Parking Lot Phase 1, paving and financing.
f) Office Personnel Changes, Julie Warmbold has resigned. There are 3 open positions, all PT; financial secretary/office assistant, nursery coordinator, and choir director.
g) Time & Talent reports are complete, each core is encouraged to use these reports when seeking assistance. 
Caring and Outreach-no updates to written report.
Family Ministry-no updates.
Finance Ministry-Harry Wenner-planning stewardship drive, exploring quarterly mailings for stewardship envelopes. Closing some designated funds and reclassifying two benevolences.
Learning Ministry-Linda Becker-highlighted the following dates; Rally Sunday 9/8, Christmas program 12/15, and Release Time 9/25.
Resources Ministry-Wayne Pearson-sidewalk repair is complete.
Worship Ministry-John Cook-reviewed special worship dates, re-exploring Wednesday night services, Elaine Hanson will be instructing a class titled Liturgical dance, the size of the new monitor for the sanctuary will be 90”, when there is one service on holiday weekends the time will change to 9 am.
Youth Ministry-Dana Kocka-Mission trip service was on 8/11. Exploring options for the 2020 mission trip.
Tom Van Bruggen adjourned the meeting at 7:08 PM. Motion to adjourn 1st John, 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  
Sonda Tolle, Secretary 218-252-4318
Wayne Pearson, Treasurer 651-206-3673
Financial Secretary

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