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Church council minutes: April 26, 2020

Meeting called to order: Meeting called to order by Yvonne Robbers at 7:01 p.m.

Attendees: Present; Yvonne Robbers, Diane Opperman, Jeff Anderson, Alan Kjelland, Steve Johnson, Fred Kuenzi, Debby Kinison, David Leder, Don Morgan, Greg Hansen, Lisa Zube, Bonnie Pegel, Christie Gonwa

Absent; Seth Roland, Kimberly Rowland, John Kunzman

Also, present, Alicia Dorsett, Administrator, Cathy Cowling, Consultant Pastor Andy opened with a prayer.

Consent Agenda:

A motion to approve the consent agenda was made by Alan Kjelland and seconded by Christie Gonwa. It was approved by voice vote.

Discussion agenda:

Motion made by Alan Kjelland and seconded by Jeff Anderson to approve; Voice vote approved.

Business/Discussion Items:

Christie Gonwa went over the new treasurer’s report format.

Alicia discussed the land that was given to Trinity Lutheran Church (TLC) a few years ago. There are several options for the land that were discussed. A motion to explore the option to sell the property was made by Steve Johnson and seconded by Christie Gonwa. The motion was approved by voice vote.

Paycheck protection was discussed for the stimulus money TLC received. $99,220.00 25% is to be used for mortgage and 75% for payroll. This will cover 8 weeks of payroll.

It was discovered that Tiny Treasures and TLC are operating under the same tax #/EIN. Trinity will be working with Tiny Treasures to help them get their own tax #/EIN.

Pastor Andy talked about the extension pf Pastor Mark contract. Pastor Mark has agreed to continue through July. A motion to approve was made by David Leder and seconded by Alan Kjelland.

Christie Gonwa talked about Wage confidentiality. The change in the policy will be adding the council members to the policy. Motion to approve was made by Christine Gonwa and seconded by Jeff Anderson.

Formation/Learning Session with Cathy Cowling

Cathy Cowling made a presentation to the church council on Adaptive Challenges. What will TLC look like when we can meet again.

Meeting Adjourned:

A motion to adjourn was made by Alan Kjelland and seconded by Steve Johnson.


We closed with the Lord’s Prayer

Next meeting: May 26, 2020 7 p.m. (TLC?)

Respectfully submitted:

David Leder, Secretary


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Trinity Lutheran Church
Address: 206 E. Badger St., Waupaca, WI 54981
Phone: (715) 258-7688
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Email: trinity@tlcwaupaca.org