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
Devotion: Mike Maxwell gave the devotional reading “Consider the Ants”, based on Proverbs 6:6-8.
Mike ended the devotion with prayer.
Minutes: Shirley Duffy – The February 22 Executive Committee minutes were approved outside
committee via email.
Treasurer’s Report: Kristin Harrell
*Contributions for February were $92,817. This is $14,611 or approximately 13.66% below our goal of
$107,428. Year to date contributions are $993,499 as compared to a goal of $1,071,828. Year to date we
are $78,329 or 7.3% under budget.
*February net operational expenditures were $76,174 which is 28.2% below the budget of $106,153. Year
to date, net operational expenditures as reported are $919,896 as compared to a budget of $985,864,
which is 6.7% under budget.
*Net cash available for General Fund at the end of February 2021 is at $325,238, which includes the PPP
funds of $188,100. The PPP paperwork for the loan forgiveness has been completed and submitted to
Commerce. We expect the entire amount of the loan to be forgiven and the funds are included in the Net
Cash Available reported.
*A designated account is being used to track Capital Campaign funds. The balance at the end of February
was $47,212. The same account is being used to net expenses related to the Capital Campaign (Steier
Steward Dialog Session: (No Monitoring Updates this month)
–Marla reported that the oven feedback is appreciated. There is some thought that the warming oven
might not be worth the cost involved. Pastor responded that there will be plenty of time to figure that out
on down the road.
–Pastor says from the perspective of being at the Mission campus there is a lot of excitement from people
having both vaccinations and coming back…not just for worship but reconnecting with people and still
social distancing but having conversation.
–Marla expressed excitement about music coming back. Pastor Mark clarified that the Shawnee campus
will begin having live music this Palm Sunday.
Senior Pastor’s Report: Pastor Mark Schulz
–The Trinity staff continues to work remotely most of the time. We have no plans to resume “normal”
office hours for now.
–We are switching to live streaming of worship services this upcoming Sunday (Palm Sunday).
–The capital campaign is underway. Top congregational leaders have been recruited. The campaign
will pick up momentum after Easter.
–An abbreviated Confirmation Retreat was held on Saturday, February 27. 20 students attended.
–Confirmation will take place at 4 separate services in April to allow for socially distanced seating.
15 students are being confirmed this year.
–Preschool enrollment for the 2021-22 school year has been strong thus far.
–The Pastor of Discipleship Call Committee is continuing its work. It is possible that we will be extending
a Call in the next 4-6 weeks. Call Committee members are: Al von der Linden (chair), Rhonda
Eckelman, Mark Savageau, Meggan Schempp, Wayne Meyer, Roselea Nellis, and Cheri Wright. I am
ex-officio and am advising the group.
–With more widespread vaccination, senior living facilities are beginning to open up again for pastoral
visits. We are also seeing members returning to in-person worship.
–Pastor Tom Van Duzer will be the primary substitute preacher during Pastor Phil’s upcoming sabbatical.
1. Minister of Hispanic Outreach KCK – Contractual Agreement
Grant Agreement – Minister of Hispanic Outreach KCK
A motion to approve the employment of Daniel Jordan under contract to serve the Hispanic ministry
in the KC Metro was made by Kristin and seconded by Mike. Unanimously approved.
2. Budget Philosophy for FY2021-2022
We are running behind in significant contributions but this is offset by reduction expenses. That,
combined with PPP funds which will be forgiven will leave us in a strong cash position.
3. Some thoughts as we come out of the pandemic……
It has been challenging because of people’s different ideas and thoughts going into and through the
pandemic, and it will be the same way coming out of the pandemic. What will likely happen is a
cautious opening up. We will at some point begin messaging and encouraging people to start
coming back in late summer/fall.
Trinity Executive Committee Recommendations to the Trinity Foundation Board for FY2021-22
Evangelism Projects Grant for two interrelated projects:
Social Media advertising
Expansion of Ramsey+ availability to community (50% match)
Facilities 50% match for two projects;
Solid-state starter for elevator at Mission campus
Computer server replacement
Flower Garden Covers the cost of multiple plantings by Marquee sign – Mission campus
Guatemala Food Assistance Provides supplemental food assistance for several villages
Guatemala Mission Trip Assistance Aid in construction of homes.
Preschool Tuition Assistance Provides funds to assist families with tuition costs
Seniors Ministry Grant to cover some of the costs or programming
Worship Life Grant for special festival music/musicians
A motion was made by Patti for approval of these recommendations to the Trinity Foundation Board and
seconded by Julie to submit these recommendations. Unanimously approved.
Closing Prayer: Reverend Mark Schulz