This has been a summer of called presbytery meetings! After COVID-19 cancelled our Spring Stated Meeting, we were still able to complete our time sensitive business on June 23, July 28, and August 25. Here are the highlights of the actions taken:
Electronic Meetings: At a drive-up meeting on June 23, the presbytery approved holding electronic meetings under extraordinary circumstances as determined by the Coordinating Council. The meetings must be held in a way that all members participating may simultaneously hear one another during the meeting.
Office Manager: At that same meeting, the presbytery approved amending our Manual of Operations to add a full-time office manager position and to delete the position of bookkeeper. Cyndi Rigley began working as office manager on August 3, 2020. The presbytery thanks Nancy Brown for her faithful work as our bookkeeper and congratulates her on her retirement.
President of Trustees: At the meeting held by Zoom on July 28, Presbytery Trustee member Ana Lugo-Berrios was named as president. We thank past president Cynthia Montgomery for her excellent service in that role.
Reddick Administrative Commission: At the request of the session of Reddick Presbyterian Church, the presbytery established a five-member administrative commission to facilitate the closing of the church.
Amended Operating Budget: The presbytery voted to amend the presbytery budget that was approved at the Winter Stated Meeting. The changes addressed the reduction in revenues during this season of COVID-19. To view the amended budget, click here.