Governance & Operations
Our Operational committees keep our church operating smoothly. The Operational Committees report to the Board of Trustees.
This committee supports the Treasurer and the Board in defining financial polices and procedures, as well as providing oversight for implementation of these policies and procedures. Contact Kyle Gracey.
The Investment Committee is responsible for supervising the investment of funds held by the Endowment Fund, as described by article VI of the Church Bylaws. The Investment Committee also provides advice on investment of large gifts received by the church. The committee meets between 1 and 4 times a year. The committee consists of 5 members who are appointed by the board annually and always includes at least two board members. This is specified in the Church Bylaws. Contact Claus Makowka.
Fantasy Auction Committee
This group plans and organizes a fundraising auction every few years. Contact David Doorley.
This committee meets once a year to discuss possible nominees for the Board and the Nominating Committee. After discussion, we vote on the proposed candidate, rank them by that outcome, and phone them. Members are elected for 3 year terms. Contact Gretchen Aiyangar.
The Personnel Committee is a Board level committee and advises the Board as well as the senior minister regarding church personnel considerations and practices. The Personnel Committee is responsible for the Personnel Policy Manual. The committee assures that position descriptions are in place and appropriate, facilitates the performance review process and serves the church staff in resolving personnel related issues. Members of the committee are appointed by the Church Board. Current members are Mary Denison (chair), John Hooper, Peggy Parsons, Kevin Neveras-Walker, and Jane MacLeod.
Safe Congregation Committee
This committee reviews safety policies to improve the safety of children, youth, and adults at church and responds to cases of concern regarding safety. The committee may also implement preventive steps and provide new or revised safety guidelines. By appointment of the Lifespan Religious Education Director and the Senior Minister.
The Stewardship committee connects with members and friends in order to assure annual financial resources for the standard operating budget. Members are welcome to join. Contact Audrey Masalehdan or Betty Duquesnoy.