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Church Board Report to the Congregation – November 2017

The Church Board’s monthly meeting took place on Thursday evening, November 2nd.    Here is a summary report from the November Board meeting:


Pastor Bill reported that our average Sunday morning attendance for 2017 stands at 727, which is down 29 from 2016.   Our giving for the year stands at $908,160, which is $8,475 less than last year at this time.   Bill also shared about the likelihood of a Monday morning quilting class starting early next year, headed by Karen Butts.
Pastor Shaun gave an update in regards to our search for a Youth Director.   Plans were made for the Board to interview Kenton Hock on that upcoming Sunday after the morning services.   Update: Kenton and his wife Kelsey met with the Board as planned, and was offered the position of Youth Director   He accepted the Board’s offer and will join the staff in early December.


  • Approved to keep the mileage reimbursement rate at $.50/mile for 2018 (the same as 2017).   This reimburses the staff for trips made to hospitals, food pick-up, etc.
  • Near the end of the meeting the staff was excused to allow the Board to set wages for 2018. The wages for the pastoral staff will remain the same as in 2017, while there was a 3% increase set for the office/janitorial staff.


  • The board entered into discussion with Board member Harvey Payne regarding the possibility of him serving as a consultant to the pastoral staff starting in 2018.
Your Church Board consists of…
Staff: Voting members: Bill Shank, Shaun Kipe. Non-voting members: Ray Kipe, Brian Black, Jim Recard, Josh Roach
Congregational Representatives (elected at Annual Council) :  Matt Nolt, Harvey Payne, Angie Petersheim, Todd Smith, Joel Wenger, Lin Yoder
Deacon Representatives: Darwin Chamberlin, Mike Garland
Grounds & Maintenance Representative: Mike Hawbecker
Church Treasurer:  Gene Gorman
Sandy Gray serves as the recording secretary (non-voting member)