Council Meeting Minutes – May 1, 2018


The regular meeting of the Trinity United Methodist Church Church Council was called to order at 7:00 pm on May 1st in the church lounge.


Laura Chinn, Susan Stern, Dewey Miller, Leslie Breece, Koty McDole, Jayne Seybert, Rick Coleman, Brian Rebuck, and Brianne Baute.

Members Not Present

Scott Hersberger, Stephanie Evelo, Ben Rowland, Tim Hans


Tim Luker, Treasurer


Susan Stern called the meeting to order and Pastor Dewey led the council in devotions and prayer.

Leslie Breece reports the church ovens have been fixed and calibrated paid for by the United Methodist Women.  

Tim Luker, Treasurer, reports he has filed the church taxes to state and federal.  Tim will send EOM report via email.  

Jayne Seybert has been in contact with Don Spence to have a one hour training with the Finance Committee. Date tentatively set for Thursday, May 24th at 6:30 p.m.

Pastor Dewey reported on Operational Teams:

Passionate Worship - Baccalaureate service is May 20th at 2:00 p.m. 

Radical Hospitality - Pizza with the staff went well. Signs for the education unit are in the works.

Intentional Faith Development - No one is registered for faith development classes 201 & 301.  Financial Peace University tentatively scheduled for June 13th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

Marketing - God Loves You & Soda I will be walking in the Lapel Village Fair parade on July 14th.  The team is working on strategies to promote the Dairy Barn fundraiser at the State Fair in August.  Team to get organizational chart on website.  

Facilities - Trustees are taking care of locking the church doors on Sundays. A verbal quote was given to the council for parking lot repair at both locations.  We are awaiting written quote.  

Koty McDole presented Amended Bylaws for the Trinity Preschool Board of Directors specifically regarding an addition to the Terms of Office. Motion made by Rick Coleman and seconded by Leslie Breece to approve the amended bylaws.  Motion carried.  

Council moved to Staff Pastor Parish Relations portion of the council meeting.  Minutes for SPRC are recorded separately to maintain confidentiality.  

Approval of Minutes

A motion was made via email by Koty McDole and seconded by Susan Stern to approve the April 10, 2018 meeting minutes as presented. Motion carried. 


Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 pm by Rick Coleman. The next general meeting will be at 7:00 pm on June 5, 2018, in Trinity’s lounge.

Minutes submitted by: Koty McDole