July 21, 2021 Session E-mail Vote

Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church
Session Email Vote July 21, 2021

Present: Sara Botelho, Paul Bolig, Tom Crosby, Keith Glidewell, Bruce Raymond, Mary Roodkowsky, Serena zumBrunnen

Sorry to clog your inboxes, but we never officially agreed to enter into a contract with the Epicenter Group and our lead consultant Paul Nixon. Hence we need a vote
yes or no to the following motions. Please respond only to me yes or no. Many thanks.

Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) contract the services of the Epicenter Group, Inc. for a cost of approximately $10,000 for one year starting June 1, 2021. Dr Paul Nixon of the Epicenter Group is to serve as coach and advisor for planning to move the church forward. His main activities will involve:

  • Research and Spiritual Development
  • On Site Consultation with Congregants and Staff
  • Ministry Planning following Onsite (6-8 months: October 2021 – the remainder of the 21-22 school year

Cost estimates for the first year are $7,500 consulting and related fees plus consultant’s travel. Funds will be utilized from the Restricted Surplus. This motion is to formalize the vote and approval at the Session Retreat on 5/22/21.   The year’s period concludes May 31, 2022 or when contracted sessions are used up. A second year of consulting is optional and not included in the contract nor in this motion. Cost for the second year is estimated by the consultant to be approximately $5,000 ($2,500 consulting and $2,500 travel).

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Ladd
Clerk of Session
Approved session 8/16/21