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    Thank you to everyone who attended the June 9, 2021 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 2021 Annual Meeting

    The following motions were approved during the Annual Meeting on June 9, 2021:

    • To approve and receive the minutes of the 2020 Annual Meeting held June 18, 2020 – MOTION WAS SUSTAINED
    • To dissolve the pastoral relationship between Associate Pastor Rev. Soon Pak at his request, so that he may pursue his new call as pastor of Stonebridge Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina – MOTION WAS SUSTAINED
    • Affirmation of Nominees – MOTION WAS SUSTAINED


    Matt Baird
    Dan Bird
    Darcie Hurd
    Gerri Sutherland


    Keely Bartel
    Jane Botting
    Tammy & Paul Clunis
    Karen Fichtner
    Gail Henderson
    Vanessa Sykes
    Susan Walthall
    Isabelle Weak
    Janet Wood


    Jana Czopek
    Kelly Ann Rubenson
    David Sykes
    Teri Temby


    Rill Currie
    Evan Fathers
    Alan Munday
    Kirsen Quan
    Larry Schwartz
    Annika Sholander
    Rachel Villaroman

    • Affirmation of Jon Haden as Ruling Elder (non-Session member) – MOTION WAS SUSTAINED
    • Adoption of the 2021/2022 fiscal year budget of $4,700,000 – MOTION WAS SUSTAINED

    Hard copies of the Annual Report will be available on Sunday, June 13. Hard copies of the Meeting Guide are available by request.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When is the Annual Meeting?

    Wednesday evening, June 9, 7 p.m., in-person, via Live Stream (for non-members) 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?

    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?

    You can download the meeting guide and annual report, above.

    Meeting guide contains: full agenda, minutes from 2020 meeting, nominee bios, and pastoral changes.

    Annual report contains: Budget details, ministry area reports, fast facts, and links to video stories.

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