Group: Executive Committee
Campus: TLC – Mission Campus
Members Present: Pastor Mark Schulz, Mike Maxwell, Patti Hare, Kristin Harrell, Marla Schleicher,
Julie von der Linden, Shirley Duffy, other members of the church
Pastor Mark opened the meeting with prayer and introduced Brian Hake and Kevin Warneke with the Steier Group. Brian presented the planning study results and Kevin followed up with the campaign recommendations. The meeting was then open for general questions. The Steier Group was then dismissed for discussion. Some of the concerns and questions asked were in regard to how to make it all work, what things will look like after the pandemic, how COVID-19 has changed everything, worshiping in a building that does not yet look like a church, as well as others.
Devotion: Patti Hare gave the devotion based on 1 Peter 3:15 and Matthew 10:19-20.
Planning Study Review: Not doing anything is not an option. We possibly need to regroup to revise what we consider doing, continue to evaluate our needs and look at what we might do.
Next Steps: The Executive Committee discussed and approved the following recommendation for the
Special Congregational Assembly: We pause and revisit the possibilities of expansion at the current Shawnee
campus location, instead of moving forward with a capital campaign today.
Minutes: August 24 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes were approved outside committee via email.
Treasurer’s Report: Kristin Harrell
(based on August ‘20 financial data)
*Contributions for August were $111,200. This is $1,821 or approximately 1.7% above our goal of $109,380.
*August net operational expenditures were $73,495 which is approximately 33.7% below budget of $110,907.
*Net cash available for General Fund at the end of August 2020 is $74,606, but will increase to $262,706
once the PPP loan is forgiven.
Contributing factors to the monthly and YTD under budget percentages
*$9,425 budgeted for Server and PC replacement. PC expenses will be seen in September and Server
likely by end of December.
*$13,672 budget for Facility improvements. Faith Factory Flooring replacement is delayed, and expense will
be seen in October
*$8,356 under budget in Payroll — 3rd pastor salary
*1,600 in Child Care as no nursery for worship is offered at this time
Section 4 – Executive Committee/Senior Pastor Relationships 4.5 — 188.8.131.52
Contribution and Giving Policy, Trinity Counting Procedures, Investment Policy
(Committee was to individually review those.)
Steward Dialog Session:
We have been in negotiation with owner of Price Chopper building and will tell the realtor we are not proceeding.
Sr. Pastor’s Report: Pastor Mark Schulz
*COVID-19 Updates and Reopening
*Keeping members connected in primarily remote environment
Pastor Mark presented an outline of current and pending activities including but not limited to the
–In-person worship has occurred now since mid-June. People have been very cooperative in observing our
safety protocols. Attendance has increased to between 30-35% of average. A typical weekend now has
total attendance of around 200. We have reintroduced congregational singing during the last half of the
–Sunday School classes began at both campuses on September 13. There are both in-person and online
–Prechool enrollment has rebounded significantly to approximately 90% of capacity. We are in the third
week of classes. Cohorting is being used as much as possible along with temperature checks before
–The Pastor of Discipleship Call Committee met for the second time on August 24. Call Committee
members are: Al von der Linden (chair), Rhonda Eckelman, Mark Savageau, Meggan Schempp,
Wayne Meyer, Roselea Nellis, and Cheri Wright. Pastor Mark is ex-officio and is advising the group.
–The audit is nearing completion.
Planning study and possible capital campaign
–Letter of intent on Price Chopper building has been presented to owner
Planning study conclude; report on study September 28
Congregational Assembly October 4th 1 pm (virtual meeting)
Mailing to those not “attending” the October 4dth meeting
Capital Campaign October 2020 – March 2021
There are many people in support of doing something.
Other Business: None
Closing Prayer: Rev. Mark Schulz