March, 2009 Board Briefing

Pictured (left to right): Pictured (left to right): Susan Meyle, John Raley, Scott Dismeier, Warren Graber—Vice Chair, Jim Diehl, Paul Wickland-- Chair, Mike Radochonski--Secretary, Jan Christiansen, Jack Campbell

Pictured (left to right): Pictured (left to right): Susan Meyle, John Raley, Scott Dismeier, Warren Graber—Vice Chair, Jim Diehl, Paul Wickland-- Chair, Mike Radochonski--Secretary, Jan Christiansen, Jack Campbell

A few highlights from the work of your Board of Directors over the last quarter:

  • The BOD appointed an audit committee audit committee audit committee to evaluate the 2008 fiscal year financial elements of POP. The following individuals are on the committee: Brian Klemstein, Bill Heffernan, Marc Paquette, and Jack Campbell.
  • The 2009 spring Voter’s meetings Voter’s meetings Voter’s meetings are scheduled to be held on April 19 (informational) and April 26 at 9:15 am in the gym. The meetings will elect new members of the Board and formally approve proposed changes to POP’s By-Laws.
  • A Nominating Committee Nominating Committee Nominating Committee has been established to determine the slate of candidates for the 2009 Board election. While only three new Board members will be elected, a slate of five candidates will be presented to the members for vote. Current Board members Jim Diehl, Scott Dismeier, and Warren Graber will complete their terms of service in May and have decided not to run for re-election.
  • The Board hosted a Town-Hall Town-Hall Town-Hall format meeting on February 15th to discuss the congregation’s Strategic Focus. We would like to thank the twenty-three folks who provided interactive and sincere dialogue. Many good ideas were brought forth. The Board is certainly planning on having more of these in the future!
  • Check out the Board Resource area on Board Resource area on Board Resource area on POP’s website website website: http://www.reachgrowserve.com/boardresources.php ... it features (1) POP’s Constitution and ByLaws (2) The Board Policy Manual (3) A review/tutorial of Policy Based Governance (4) Board Briefing archive (this publication).
  • The Outreach Pastor Call Committee Outreach Pastor Call Committee Outreach Pastor Call Committee is back at work. They are meeting weekly, performing phone interviews, and reviewing responses to questionnaires. The Call Committee members are: Eddie Brown, Pastor Christenson, Jan Christiansen, Warren Graber, Steve Koelsch, Susan Meyle, Dave Strzelecki, JoAnn Wiemann, and Eileen Zeplin.
  • The Board has established a process to support the annual Senior Pastor performance appraisal Senior Pastor performance appraisal Senior Pastor performance appraisal.
  • The Board selected POP member Dennis Meyer and Pastor C as delegates to the Northern Illinois District Northern Illinois District convention convention which will be held in Lombard, IL on May 8-9, 2009 at the Westin Hotel.
  • Check out the back side of this “Board Brief” to see an updated Organizational Chart Organizational Chart Organizational Chart for POP.
  • Coming up for the Board of Directors: Coming up for the Board of Directors:
    • April: Review of POP investments, review of the Au April dit Committee’s report, Voters meetings
    • May: Completion of annual Board policy review May
    • June: Orientation for new Board members, Review of June strategic focus progress report from Senior Pastor