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675 East Algonquin Road  Des Plaines, IL 60016  ​(847) 827-6656
Council Meeting Highlights - February 19, 2018

​The highlights of this meeting are as follows:

​Pastor Kelly updated the Council on his interim task list progress. Many of the items on the list are moving along well and/or nearing completion, including updating the Constitution, cleaning the membership records, updating the personnel manual, updating the child safety policy, updating the policy and fees for building usage, and reviewing record keeping requirements. Other items wil require more intentional effort and should be completed later in the Spring.

 Treasurer Bryan Shrouf shared a simplified graph of our current financial position. More detailed information is provided by Bryan in this newsletter. He also indicated that he and Pastor Kelly are continuing their work with the bank to secure a line of credit. They are preparing more financial statements for the bank and will continue the process. We will keep you informed of any progress that is made.

 A small task force has been formed to increase our intentional outreach to visitors. That group will finalize a process by our next Council meeting with a target implementation before Easter Sunday. If you are interested in being a part of that intentional outreach, please contact the church office.

 We discussed revitalizing the Communion and Stephen ministries.

 We were to have a joint meeting with the Call Committee, but the Bishop’s assistant was unable to join us due to illness. That kickoff meeting is rescheduled for Sunday, February 25. The Call Committee will then begin the task of creating the Ministry Site Profile. Once that document is complete and submitted to the ELCA, the Synod will review it and provide candidates for the Call Committee to examine. This process will be an intentional one and not be completed until we have the person we feel is the best person for the position. We will continue to update everyone on theprogress each step of the way. If you have questions in the mean time, please feel free to contact a
member of the Council or the Call Committee for an update. Any one of us will be happy to talk with you.

As a reminder, the current Council consists of:
Norene Rolenitus, President
Frank Hauser, Vice President
Pam Khazen, Secretary
Bryan Shrouf, Treasurer
Shirley Bertram
Brand Gustus
Melissa Hemzacek
Kevin Lang
Werner Stiller

675 East Algonquin Road  Des Plaines, IL 60016  ​(847) 827-6656