Church Council Minutes

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tom Van Bruggen called to order the Church Council of Calvary Lutheran Church at 5:32 PM on 9/10/2019.
DEVOTIONS: Sonda Tolle
The following members were present: Pastor Steve Norby, Pastor Justin Fenger, Tom Van Bruggen, Wayne Pearson, Jamie Linkowitz, John Cook, Dana Kocka, Harry Wenner, Stuart Larson, Tony Kohrs, Mark Harmon, Jennifer Michaelson, Sonda Tolle.
Agenda-no additions
Secretary Minutes, M/S/P 1st Harry, 2nd Mark.  Treasure Report, M/S/P to approve as presented. 1st Tony, 2nd Jamie.
a) Repair approval of corner where parking lot was extended.
b) Laura Lobo will use the piano in the sanctuary every Wednesday for lessons and she will make a donation to the church for its use.
c) A Puerto Rico scholarship will fund Pastor Justin’s travel expenses to Puerto Rico this fall.
d) The Trinity Church contract will be brought to the Council when it is ready. We have been providing pastoral support for 3 years and it includes 2 Sundays every month during January-March.
e) Special Congregational Meeting ballot. Motion to accept the ballot as stated “Calvary Lutheran Church Council is authorized to enter into a contract to pave our existing parking lot not to exceed $35,000 and proceed when funding is available”. 1st John, 2nd Tony. Passed
f) Budget changes-motion to accept the executive board’s recommendation to decrease our monthly giving to the synod to $500 and to zero our India mission giving for the months of September-December. We will re-evaluate during the budgetary process in December. 1st Stuart, 2nd Jamie. Passed.
g) Narthex Displays-discussed and developed guidelines for the Church Office Staff as follows; consistent with our mission, nonprofit, and on display for 2 Sundays. If there is any question about the display it is recommended that it be brought to the Council for further discussion. These guidelines will start October 1st.
h) Council Retreat on October 27th-Save the date. This is confirmation Sunday, the council proposed November 3rd instead.
Caring and Outreach-no updates to written report.
Family Ministry-Jamie Linkowitz-Family Ministry schedule of events to be sent out soon.
Finance Ministry-Harry Wenner-transfering balances from the accounts designated for the general fund, typically done in December, but will do in September due to our financial status. Drafting a letter to be sent to our members regarding our financial position, expecting an operational deficit. Discussing our stewardship drive.
Learning Ministry–Dana Kocka-Rally Sunday was great, thanks to all that assisted with this event. Planning educational opportunities. 
Resources Ministry-Tony Kohrs-Continue to explore organ options.
Worship Ministry-John Cook-Organ forums scheduled. 
Youth Ministry-Jennifer Michaelson-New committee members joining. Developing youth leader teams for juniors and seniors.
Tom Van Bruggen adjourned the meeting at 6:50 PM. Motion to adjourn 1st Mark, 2nd John. 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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