Council Meeting Minutes – March 6, 2018

Church Council Meeting Minutes

March 6, 2018


The regular meeting of the Trinity United Methodist Church Church Council was called to order at 7:00 pm on March 6th in the church lounge.


Laura Chinn, Ben Rowland, Susan Stern, Stephanie Evelo, Dewey Miller, Leslie Breece, Brianne Baute, Koty McDole, Jayne Seybert

Members Not Present

Scott Hersberger, Kalpana Lebo


Tim Luker, Tom Krause, Danny Barmes, Jack Mendenhall, Amy O’Dair-Speaks


Ben Rowland called the meeting to order and Pastor Dewey led the council in devotions and prayer.

The council received notice of Scott Bergfield’s resignation from the council via email.

Tim Luker, Treasurer, gave an update on budget details including comparisons to last year’s financial status. Further discussion needed for paying the conference tithe are needed.  

Jack Mendenhall of Ford Street Church asked to add a Ford Street sign under the Trinity sign by the high school. A motion was made by Rick and seconded by Stephanie to allow Ford Street to add a sign under the Trinity UMC sign on State Rd 32. 

Amy O’Dair-Speaks of Visualize Your Technology presented a proposal for a new phone system for Trinity, TLC, and the parsonage. Council concludes that the Facilities Committee is responsible for making this decision and other options may need to be looked into.  

Susan Stern reported for TLC Children’s Place that a window by the parking lot is leaking and needs replaced. The quote for said work was not available at the meeting. Council concludes that this needs to be discussed by the Facilities Committee.

Laura Chinn presented to the council that labor law posters need to be visible at both locations.  Rick will post them accordingly.  

The Leadership Development Committee nominated Brian Rebuck as a SPRC representative of Church Council. A motion was made by Ben and seconded by Rick to elect Brian Rebuck as SPRC Church Council member. 

Members read the Leadership Team Covenant. Grammatical changes need made and will be signed by members at April’s meeting.  

Council members continued StrengthsFinder training by Tom Krause. A list of council members 5 core strengths were presented.  

Approval of Minutes

A motion was made via email by Susan and seconded by Laura to approve the February 13, 2018, meeting minutes as presented. Motion carried. 


Meeting was adjourned at 9:43 pm by Ben Rowland. The next general meeting will be at 7:00 pm on April 10, 2018, in Trinity’s lounge.

Minutes submitted by: Koty McDole