Church Council Meeting Minutes

November 12, 2018

Present: Pastor Mark Manning, Carl Thunem, Jason Butts (sub for Diane), Kim Ceroll, Jill Oliphant, Russ Graves, Carrie Johnson, Tom Erickson, Cindie VanTassel (sub for Heidi Genereux), Kara Gruenberg

Absent: Scott Wendorff, Diane Cordes, Heidi Genereux, Raychel Bertelsen

 

  1. The meeting was called to order by Vice-President Kara Gruenberg at 7:00 pm.
  2. Devotions: Welcome and Devotions (Carl Thunem)
  3. Consent Agenda:
    1. Minutes of Last Month’s Meeting
    2. Financial Reports
    3. Pastor Manning’s Report
      1. Other Reports: Church Contract Authorization notes, Coffee Fellowship feedback slips (at meeting), 2019 Portico Benefit Gold+ Health and Benefits Plan cost comparisons,
      2. Consent Agenda Motion: Carl Thunem made a motion to approve the consent agenda.
      3. Second: Carrie Johnson seconded
      4. Action or Motion: Passed
      5. Additions to the Agenda:

1. Motions regarding: BLC requests permission from Bishop Wohlrabe for Clark Dybdahl to preside at Holy Communion on Sunday, November 18, 2018.

            a. Motion made by Pastor Mark to add the request to New Business.

            b. Second: Cindie VanTassel seconded.

            c. Action: Passed

  1. Old Business:

1. Proposed Policy Plan Statement: Development of an “Active Shooter Plan” for our congregation, per last month’s action. Tabled awaiting feedback.

a. Motion by Pastor Mark to table until report is received.

            b. Second: Tom Erickson seconded.

            c. Action: Passed

2. That the Council make a recommendation to the Worship Committee (and Faith, Care & Share Committee) regarding Sunday coffee fellowship time.

            a. Motion was made by Kim Ceroll to recommend to the worship committee that we will continue with fellowship following the 9:30 am Worship Service. Heidi G. will be asked to follow up with the committee.

            b. Second: Cindie VanTassel seconded.

            c. Action: Passed

  1. New Business:

1. Policies and Procedures for Contract Authorization on behalf of Breckenridge Lutheran Church.

            a. Motion was made by Pastor Mark that all contracts for services over $1,000.00        shall require proof of insurance (if applicable) and a signed authorization by the         executive committee.

            b. Second: Jason Butts seconded.

            c. Action: Passed.

2. Pastor Manning’s Employee Benefits Plan. Breckenridge Lutheran Church will offer Pastor Manning the Portico Benefits Services Gold+ Health and Benefit Plan for 2019, as they did in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

            a. Motion was made by Jason Butts to offer Pastor Manning the Gold+ Health Benefits Plan.

            b. Second: Jill Oliphant seconded.

            c. Action: Passed.

3. The Council shall authorize $11,650 payment for the ramp renovation project to Krump Construction, drawing funds from the following sources (per Laurie Allen’s recommendation): $2500 from dedicated building (leaving a balance of 3,710.41); $1307 from the dedicated Thrivent account (fully depleting that account); $7843 from dedicated Undesignated Giving account (leaving a balance of 3710.41).

            a. Motion was made by Carl Thunem to accept the recommendation of payment.

            b. Second: Russ Graves seconded.

            c. Action: Passed.

4. The Council shall authorize that the Sunday Morning Fellowship money go into the dedicated Building & Repairs fund beginning November 18, 2018.  It has been going to the Faith, Care & Share Fund (FCS has a balance of $5,203).

            a. Motion was made by Cindie VanTassel to begin depositing the Fellowship    donations to the dedicated Building & Repairs fund beginning November 18, 2018

            b. Second: Pastor Manning seconded.

            c. Action: Passed.

5. Breckenridge Lutheran Church requests permission from Bishop Wohlrabe for Clark Dybdahl (Gifts Participant) to preside at Holy Communion on Sunday, November 18, 2018.

            a. Motion was made by Pastor Mark to request permission from Bishop Wohlrable.

            b. Second: Carrie Johnson seconded.

            c. Action: Passed.

 G. Church Pulse: Discussion of other current items and topics:

1. Budget work sheets and reports were distributed to committee members

2. The council will continue to develop nominations.

3. Council members and committees are being reminded to begin their Annual Report Articles soon

H. Closing Prayer (Pastor M)

I. Adjournment—8:05 pm

      a. Motion from Kara Gruenberg to adjourn.

      b. Second: Tom Erickson seconded.

      c. Action: Passed