The Official Board is comprised of representatives from each organization and board in the church. The Official Board is also responsible for the Nominating and Auditing Committees.
Moderator: Greg Dickson Vice Moderator: Jennifer Barry
Advertising Committee: Tom Gaumer
OB Treasurer: Sharon Heinrich
Diaconate: Linda Ponstingle
Women’s Fellowship: Elaine Coffey
Sunday School/Christian Ed: Linda Elkins
Thrift Shop: Cathy Hawk
Church Dinners/Free Lunch: Betty Craig
Trustees: Greg Dickson
Stewardship Committee: Judi Pavisich
Music Committee: Ingrid Dickson
Mission/Outreach: Judy Carte
Organ Preservation Committee: Jim Heinrich
Church Treasurer: Sally Herzog
Church Financial Secretary: Mike Elkins
Fit Club: Irene Joyce (Official Board Secretary)
Minister: Rev. Heidi Denman McDougall
Clerk: Judy Gaumer
The annual activities of the Official Board were mostly postponed or cancelled as the church carefully reopened after 58 weeks of shut-down. However, the Board was able to have a very successful two-day Garage Sale in July, earning $2,800.00.
We hosted a modified, outdoor only Live Nativity in November. Thank you to everyone who participated and especially to Dale & Cathy Hawk, Rachel Zielinski, Doug Thorn, Jim Heinrich, and Bruce Keenen for spearheading this event.
In addition to these events, the Official Board sponsored many special projects this year, including the following:
*Purchased plants to beautify church grounds.
*Allowed AA groups to return to using our building starting in August.
*Recognized and honored our Financial Secretary, Adria Bond for her excellent service to the church and welcomed Mike Elkins as the incoming Financial Secretary.
*Voted to subsidize the church’s Operating Fund as necessary.
*Coordinated the collection and distribution to help 29 families with Thanksgiving food assistance in cooperation with the Strongsville City School District.
*Authorized the resumption of the Free Lunch for All Program on a bi-monthly basis.
*Facilitated the purchase of a camel for the outdoor Nativity set, financed through the Memorial Fund and other donations.
* Oversaw the re-keying of the locks on the doors that allow access to the building and distribution of the new keys
* Approved getting new round tables for Pilgrim Hall (funded by the Thrift Shop)
* Replaced the outdoor ashtray where artificial grass (also funded by the Thrift Shop) was installed outside the kitchen
As safety allows, the Official Board hopes to resume its normal activities: the Pancake Breakfast at the Annual Meeting, the Family Winter Retreat, the Easter Breakfast, Strongsville Homecoming Parade, the Turkey Dinner and other dinners. In the meantime, thank you to everyone who agreed to serve on the Official Board or on any of the church’s other boards or committees. Wishing all of our church members and friends the very best in the coming year as we worship, serve, and praise together.