February 5, 2017 Called Session Meeting

Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church

Called Session Meeting, February 5, 2017

Attending:  Karen Atkins, Heather Bogan, Lynne Hoerter, Maggie Reif, Al Schalk, Butch (Archie) Smith, Barbara Strange, Rev. Lynn Stall (moderator), Marcia Ladd (clerk).

Absent: Kristin Lavergne, Terry Rudolph


The meeting was called to order by Lynn Stall at 11:45 AM and opened with prayer.

A quorum was present. Rev. Stall stated the purpose of the meeting was to share her mid-year reflections on the church. Lynn passed out written thoughts. She expressed that she is driven to help the church be in as good a position as possible for the next installed pastor. She grouped her thoughts into five areas:


  • Size of the debt
  • Staffing
  • Attracting young families and meeting their needs
  • Overall growth
  • Use of fellowship hall


Heather suggested a retreat to develop plans to deal with the 5 challenges. March 12 10-2 was set as the date for this. Marcia will facilitate lunch for that day.

There being no further business, Lynn closed the meeting with prayer and it was adjourned at 12:45 PM.

Respectfully submitted, 

Marcia Ladd

Clerk of Session

Approved session 2/20/17