April 26, 2015 Congregational Meeting

Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church

Congregational Meeting, Sanctuary, April 26, 2015

The meeting was called to order by Mindy Douglas at 11:25am. She led the opening prayer. Marcia Ladd was elected to serve as clerk and a quorum was declared.


The purpose of the meeting was twofold, to elect the third elder to begin service in June 2015 and to make changes in Mindy’s terms of call. Sally Wehmueller, Chair of the Nominating Committee, presented Al Schalk’s name to the congregation. Al made a brief statement about his background and commitment. There were no additional nominations from the floor, after a motion and a second, the congregation voted to close nominations, and Al was elected by acclamation.

Mindy excused herself as moderator, handing the role to Parish Associate Mitzi Lesher-Thomas. Mitzi invited Butch Smith as chair of the Personnel Committee to come forward. Butch presented a recommendation from the Personnel Committee that Mindy’s effective salary be increased by 2.2% beginning in 2015 on her original hire date (Feb 21). The motion passed unanimously.

Butch presented the congregation with a second recommendation that $9000 of Mindy’s compensation be moved from her salary line item to her housing line item, and indicated this would not change the total compensation. There was no discussion, and this passed unanimously.

Following a motion to adjourn, Mitzi closed the meeting with a prayer at 11:35.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Ladd
Clerk of session
Approved by session 5/18/15