Monday, January 28, 2013

2013 St. John's Annual Meeting: Election/Voting Results


St. John's Lutheran Church in Norfolk, Nebraska, held its 2013 Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 27, 2013, beginning with a potluck meal at Noon, followed by the meeting at 1 p.m.

The following individuals were nominated for the following positions:

Nominations
Church Council: Brian Brasch, Liane Connelly, Michael Kai, David Pedersen, Diane Sobotka, Mike Widhalm
Benefaction BoardJames Mertz, Troy Strom
Synod Assembly Voting Members: Rollie Downs, Dan Olson, Lori Olson, Betty Schambach

Election Results
Church Council:  Liane Connelly, David Pedersen, Diane Sobotka, Mike Widhalm
Benefaction BoardTroy Strom
Synod Assembly Voting Members: Rollie Downs, Dan Olson, Lori Olson, Betty Schambach

2013 Budget Proposal
Because of the seriousness of the decision St. John's is facing with regard to staffing and funding of ministry in 2013, the Church Council recommended that the congregation delay the adoption of the proposed 2013 General Fund Budget until a special congregational meeting to be held on Sunday, February 24, between the worship services. 

The congregation voted in favor of this proposal, 66-44.

Following the annual meeting, the Church Council and Benefaction Board held organizational meetings. The following officers were elected for 2013:

Church Council
President: Brett Simonsen
Vice-President: Mike Widhalm
Secretary: Pat Monson
Acting Secretary: Kayla Mertz
Treasurer: Dan Olson

Benefaction Board
President: Carol Waggoner
Secretary: Mark Nelson
Treasurer: Jim McKenzie

If you were unable to attend the meeting, Annual Reports are available in the church office.

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