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  • 2020 Congregational Meeting

    Ward Church General 3 years ago

    Official Call of Meeting 

    Session has called the Annual Congregational Meeting for Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, this meeting will take place on Zoom. A link to the meeting will be sent to all formal members via email.

    Members of the congregation will be asked to to approve the upcoming year’s program budget and the pastor’s terms of call for next year. The Nominating Committee will present their official report for elders, trustees, deacons and nominating committee. Motions will be presented for a vote via Zoom.

    Candidates for Office

    Elder (3-year term) Jill Hemingway, Melissa Overfield, Dave Wood, Ron Edmonds, Dan Bird (1-year term)
    Trustee (3-year term)  Greg Hemingway, Josh Shunk, Kate Morland, Dan Roberts 
    Deacon (3-year term)  Alan Adler, Margy Burkhart, Josh Claypool, Tracy Claypool, Cathleen Curis, Marie Himmler, Bobbie Korneder, Kathy Lake, Karen Nottenkamper, Loretta Quan, Susan Tassi, Bryan Van Doornik, Jill Van Doornik 
    Nominating Committee (1-year term) 
    Claire Carty, Kristen Shunk, Terri Terpstra, Michele Gunderson, Dan Veres, Brian Reindel, Scott Moore 

    Annual Report

    Our Annual Report for 2020 includes statements of faith and biographies for the slate of candidates for Elders, Deacons, Trustees, and Nominating Committee as well as the meeting agenda, prior meeting minutes, membership and attendance reports and fiscal year information.


    Watch The Meeting

    Live meeting participation is reserved for formal members of Ward Church due to the voting process on the Zoom platform.

    It was our intention to provide an on-demand recording for anyone to watch after the meeting. However, due to technical difficulties, we do not have a recording of the meeting.

    All motions presented at the meeting passed.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    When is the Annual Meeting?

    Thursday evening, June 18, 7 p.m. on Zoom.

    Who should attend the Annual Meeting?

    All formal members of Ward Church.

    How do I access the Zoom Meeting?

    Members received an email with the link to join the meeting.

    What if I don’t have a computer, smart phone, or tablet?

    Members will be able to join by phone. The number to call is included in the email with the Zoom meeting link.

    How will we vote?

    Voting will take place electronically during the meeting. You can place your vote easily with a click of the mouse, or a press of button.

    What if there is more than one Ward Church member in my family? Can we each vote?

    Yes. However, each member needs their own device (computer, tablet, or smart phone) in order to be able to vote. We recognize that this makes sharing a computer difficult if couples or families want to register separate votes. If you view the agenda in advance and determine the votes within your household would not vary, you may use one device, one vote.

    Will I be able to ask a question or speak to a motion?

    Yes. You will be able to type your question or comment in the chat, or hit the “raise your hand” button to be called upon to speak. When called upon, you’ll need to “unmute” yourself in order to be heard. If possible, please enable your video while asking a question so you may be seen and heard.

    What is on the agenda?

    You can download the annual report above which includes a full agenda, budget details, nominee bios, and everything you need to be ready to participate.

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