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    Thank you to everyone who attended the June 8, 2022 Annual Meeting of Ward Church. We are looking forward to this Sunday’s Celebration Sunday when we will celebrate with stories, videos, songs, a look-back on a year worth remembering and a look-ahead to what God will do next in and through us!

    Results from 2022 Annual Meeting

    The following motions were approved during the Annual Meeting on June 8, 2022:

    • To approve and receive the minutes of the 2021 Annual Meeting held June 8, 2021 – MOTION WAS SUSTAINED
    • Affirmation of Nominees – MOTION WAS SUSTAINED
      • To see candidate bios, download the Meeting Guide below.


    Rick Martin
    Steve McKinnie
    Troy Morris
    Gene Richards


    Julie Byrum
    Claude Freel III
    Debbie Freel
    Mary Fuelling
    Cheryl Garrett
    Dave Garrett
    Judy Lawniczak
    Linda Marlow
    Alida Shepherd
    Sue Ventura
    Jennalin White


    Robert Joyce
    Kurt Lipsky
    Greg Middlemis
    John Nowacki


    Gregg Black
    Sara Joyce
    Edie Lovell
    David Morland
    Greg Rubenson
    Breanne Wainright
    Pam Webber

    • Affirmation of Chris Ockerman as Ruling Elder (non-Session member) – MOTION WAS SUSTAINED
    • Adoption of the 2022/2023 fiscal year budget of $5,150,000 – MOTION WAS SUSTAINED

    Annual Report

    Download printable PDF

    Meeting Guide

    Download printable PDF

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When is the Annual Meeting?

    Wednesday evening, June 8, 7 p.m., in-person in Knox Hall and by Zoom (for Ward members).

    Who should attend the meeting?

    All formal members of Ward Church. Anyone who is not a member may still be a non-voting participant.

    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 I vote on Zoom?

    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?

    It depends on whether you attend in person or by Zoom.

    If you are in person, any member present can vote by voice vote.

    If you are joining by Zoom, 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?

    If you are attending in person, there will be microphones available for you to ask any questions.

    If you are attending by Zoom, 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?

    Physical copies of the meeting guide and annual report, as well as digital versions, are available.

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