November 2009 Board Briefing

Pictured (left to right): Paul Wickland – Chair, Susan Meyle – Vice Chair, Jack Campbell, Mike Radochonski, Marlene Mahn, John Raley, Susan Stolz, Jim Duran - Secretary, Jan Christiansen

Pictured (left to right): Paul Wickland – Chair, Susan Meyle – Vice Chair, Jack Campbell, Mike Radochonski, Marlene Mahn, John Raley, Susan Stolz, Jim Duran - Secretary, Jan Christiansen

 

  • After one year of Policy Based Governance, the Board has conducted a retrospective session examining the functioning of the Board, including the Board’s role in assisting the Sr. Pastor in achieving the Desired Outcomes.
  • The Board debriefed dialogues with staff leaders Diana Vander Pas and Tim Kaufmann to discuss aspects of the Adult P.E.A.C.E. Group and 20-25 year old ministries. Additionally, the Board invited Pastor John Glover to dialogue on his experiences with Policy Based Governance. The board has also debriefed that dialogue and will invite Pastor Glover to dialogue over Adult Discipleship at a future meeting. The Board continues to invite other staff leaders to see how the ministry fits into supporting the Desired Outcomes of our congregation and also discuss what is/isn’t working well in the ministry.
  • The Board appointed a subcommittee to recommend improvements to the senior pastor evaluation structure based on lessons learned this past year.
  • The Board has revised the Policy Manual. Please refer to the December Voter’s Report for a detailed explanation of all changes made since the last regular Voter’s meeting in April 2009.
  • The Board was briefed on the results of the Reveal Spiritual Life Survey, conducted this year. This will serve as valuable input on setting future Desired Outcomes for the congregation. The Board continues to have deliberations over these results.
  • The Board has reviewed the proposed 2010 Budget and the corresponding 2009-2010 Ministry Plans in preparation for the December Voter’s meeting where the Budget will be presented for approval.
  • Coming up for the Board of Directors: (1) Continued dialogue with staff and congregation members - up next: Pastor John Scott and the LITH church plant; (2) Long Range Outlook review; (3) Desired Outcomes Metrics progress; (4) Plan and Hold the December Voter’s Meeting and (5) appoint the Audit Committee.