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.

Elected officers of the church and representatives on the Official Board are:

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.