Pastoral Council Minutes - May 18th, 2021
Present: Jeff Keen, Phil Paladino, Ruth Schluter, Father Doug Wathier, Wayne Green
Zoom: Kris Dunkin, Kelly Flege, Elaine Lawler, Trent Lockard, Jenne Seward
Not present: Jennifer Siech
State/National: $500 to Retrieving Freedom
$500 to Feeding America
$500 to Guiding Star
International: $1,000 to Caritas
Question on Guiding Start and Caritas. Guiding Star provides natural, pro-woman, and pro-family health and wellness care following Catholic doctrine.Caritas could be considered a Catholic Red Cross.
After discussion, Ruth made a motion to approve the tithe recommendations, seconded by Jeff, and approved by council.
Finance Council – Aug 17, 2021
Present: Kelly Flege, Scott Danner, Becky Wilson, Joe Barber, Becky David, Scott Danner, Fr Doug Wathier. Also present: Deacon Phil Paladino, Dixie Jacobs.
Election of Officers: Becky D. made a motion to nominate Joe Barber as chair and Steve Phyfe as vice. They accepted the nomination, and Becky W. seconded the motion. They were elected with unanimous vote.
Monthly Financials: Offertory is well for summer, when giving is slightly down. The increase in online giving has helped reduce the seasonal peaks and decline in offering through the year (update note: 45% of Aug offertory gifts were from online giving). The 2nd Payroll Protection Program (PPP) forgiven loan $54,000 was deposited in savings. No extraordinary expenditures to report.
Phase 2 Update: Bray Architecture and Mark Davy & Associates (fundraising) were hired. A feasibility study will begin this fall-early winter.
Staff Update: Dan Holland has been hired full-time as Coordinator of Discipleship for High School, RCIA and Young Adults.
Financial Letter: A draft letter will be sent out with mid-year contribution statement with a thank you to parishioners for their support and a short update on the phase 2 project.
Bequest: The church received a bequest from a parishioner of their entire estate. Joe and Steve will meet with the executor to walk through the property.
Sept 21 Meeting: agenda – monthly financials, phase 2 building update, bequest update, faith formation update. Becky D. will not be able to attend the Sept meeting. Meeting adjourned.