Greenfield Lutheran Church Council Minutes
Wednesday, December 14th, 2022
8:00 p.m. Library
P Paul Hemenway P Amy Hershberger P Harvey Hershberger P Dave Kiehne
A Josh Krage A Zach Krage P Peter Olafsen P Tim Ostrum
P Stephanie Silvers A Ron Stevens P Charlie Todd P Kris Torgerson
P Pastor Bockoven
Call to Order AT 8:00 Tim Ostrom, President
Code of Conduct
Worship & Music
Children, Youth, Family
Adult & Family
1. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of minutes November meeting. Moved to accept: Stephanie Silvers. Seconded: Charlie Todd. Motion carried.
2. Financial Report.
a. The church had to borrow $8,000 against our line of credit to meet ongoing needs. Income for this year is pretty similar last year. Whether we end up in the black or red depends on year end giving.
3. Old Business
a. Evaluations completed for Pastor and Kris Fultz. Others upcoming in the near future.
b. Discussion around setting direction and emphasis for the congregation and Pastor.
4. New Business
a. Set Annual Meeting Date -suggest January 29, 2023 following service. Moved to accept date suggested: Peter Olafsen. Seconded: Kris Torgerson. Motion carried. b. 2023 Budget Draft discussion. One point of discussion was whether to continue giving the synod $10,000. That may be point of conversation for the Annual Meeting. Budget would seem to fairly similar to last year. The effect of our endowment funds on the budget is unclear and that effect is based on returns, which are unclear at this time. c. Council & Committee openings Nominations: There are no council member due to go off this year. There will be eight (8) members eligible to go off the council next year. d. Should we be considering whether the gutters on the parsonage should be replaced when the shingles are being replaced? Referred to Property Committee.
5. Children, Youth & Family Director report
6. Pastor’s report
Reviews being completed. Could not find a supply pastor for January 1. Two funerals come to light this month so far (one being conducted in the summer). Visitations continue. Caroling was a great success. Bake sale raised $776. Helped out with Empty Bowls. Continuing to help Kris acclimate to her job as secretary. Continuing to work on the ‘junk room’. Christmas Eve services are 4:30 and 6:30. No Christmas Day service. Communion will be around the rail one Sunday or two each month beginning in January.
7. Adjourn/Lord’s Prayer Moved to adjourn: Paul Hemenway. Seconded: Charlie Todd. Motion Carried. Meeting adjourned 8:48