We aim to have an open and transparent system of governance that promotes health and vitality in congregational life.
We are part of the congregational tradition, and govern ourselves by congregational polity. This means that most of the authority here ultimately rests with members of the church. The congregation has the power and the responsibility to call a minister, to elect its leaders and to approve the annual budget. Our annual meeting is held on the first Sunday in June, following the worship service.
The work of governance rests primarily with the Board of Trustees, elected at the church’s annual meeting. The Board meets monthly and is responsible for developing policies and procedures that serve and advance the church’s mission. Leadership authority is shared between the Board, the minister, and staff, with the Board focusing on policy and the staff doing much of the day to day work.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is elected at the annual meeting, and is responsible for making policy decisions and overseeing the work of church committees. The Board consists of church members who are elected for three-year terms. The Board is responsible for the operation of the church, long range planning, review of the budget that is compiled by the Finance Committee and the Treasurer, approval of the financial records, and annual approval of regular standing and special committees within the church. The Board meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 PM. Visitors are always welcome.
The Board of Trustees is elected at the annual meeting, and is responsible for making policy decisions and overseeing the work of church committees. These people are the members of the Board for the 2018-19 church year:
- Bonnie Floyd, Chair
- Susie Fall Clarke, Vice Chair
- Kirsten Wunderlich, Treasurer
- Dawn Crowell, Clerk (Ex-Officio)
- Jean Behrend
- Julia Bethmann
- Michael Drexler
- DeAnna Tashjian
Our church bylaws articulate how we govern and run the church. The current bylaws were most recently amended in September, 2017.
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