The Official Board is comprised of representatives from each organization and board in the church.  Its purpose is to provide a forum for communication and coordination among the various groups within the church, enabling each group to better support the others, itself, and the church.  The Board meets monthly. Officers of the Official Board include:

Moderator:  Rachel Zielinski                                Vice Moderator: Rob Toth
Official Board Treasurer:  Sharon Heinrich      Official Board Secretary:  Irene Joyce

The Official Board is comprised of representatives from each organization and board in the church.  Its purpose is to provide a forum for communication and coordination among the various groups within the church, enabling each group to better support the others, itself, and the church.  The Board meets monthly.  Elected officers of the church and representatives slated to attend were:

Moderator:  Rachel Zielinski                            Vice Moderator:  Rob Toth

Advertising Committee:  Tom Gaumer                        Official Board Treasurer:  Sharon Heinrich

Adult Social Club: Adria Bond/Linda Plain   

Diaconate:  Jennifer Barry                               Sunday School:  Kristen Clotworthy

Women’s Fellowship:  Rosemary Bechtel        Thrift Shop:  Lola Millhoane

Church Dinners/Free Lunch:  Betty Craig        Trustees:  Greg Dickson

Stewardship Committee:  Sharon Heinrich       Music Committee:  Ingrid Dickson/Pam Keenen

Mission/Outreach: Judy Carte                          Organ Preservation Committee:  Jim Heinrich

Church Treasurer:  Sally Herzog                   Church Financial Secretary:  Adria Bond

Christian Education:  Representative needed   Fit Club: Irene Joyce (Official Board Secretary)

Minister:  Rev. Heidi Denman McDougall

The annual responsibilities of the Official Board include the Annual Meeting Pancake Breakfast and the Easter Breakfast, and the Annual Winter Retreat at Templed Hills.  The Swiss Steak Dinner in February, the Roast Pork Dinner in March, the Garage Sale in September, and the Turkey Dinner in November were all successful events.  The Official Board helped to sponsor the Holiday Open House in November.  They also set the calendar for the church’s various events and activities.

Three important duties of the Official Board are:  appointing a Nominating Committee to find candidates for election to the various boards at the Annual Meeting, reviewing and recommending changes to the church’s constitution, and establishing an Auditing Committee to audit the books of the various church groups as well as the church’s accounts.

In addition to the annual events, the Official Board sponsored many special projects this year, including the following:

*Subsidized the cost of the Winter Retreat in February.

*Purchased plants to beautify church grounds.

*Donated 10% of the profits from each dinner to the Wednesday Free Lunch for All Program.

*Contributed toward Sharon Heinrich’s retirement celebration.

*Began a cupboard labeling and directory project for the kitchen.

*Funded the refreshments for Pastor Heidi and Chuck’s Meet & Greet event.

*Contributed to Elena Taylor’s farewell festivities.

*Organized the church’s participation in the Strongsville Homecoming Parade.

*Purchased supplies and equipment for the kitchen.

*Voted to subsidize the church’s Operating Fund as necessary.

*Coordinated and ad hoc committee to put together Pastor Heidi’s compensation package.

*Voted to contribute to the Strongsville Ministerial Alliance’s outreach through the Strongsville Police Dept.

*Helped with the Turkey Basket project.

*Assisted in paying for calendars and pens to be given out at the Open House.

We have many hard-working members who not only serve their individual groups, but also the church as a whole, the community, and God’s people throughout the world.  Our focus will continue to be on service, communication, and cooperation as we face the future and the opportunities and challenges it brings.