2024 Annual Meeting
“When they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness.” Acts 4:31
Hope Lutheran Church’s Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28, at 10:00 am. This year we will again gather in a hybrid setting, held both in-person (for those who choose to) and online via ZOOM. This will allow members near and far to join us in doing the good and salutary work appointed us by God through Hope’s 2024 mission plan.
We will host an in-person Annual Meeting Forum on Sunday, January 21, at 10:00am to answer any questions members may have about the proposed agenda. If you are unable to attend the forum, please feel free to contact Pastor Matt or Church leadership to discuss any questions, joys, or concerns you have ahead of the annual meeting.
Our Agenda will include constitutionally mandated items including elections and approving the 2024 Mission Plan. Besides a few remarks from Pastor Matt and Congregational President Barb Sherman, staff and ministry board reports will only be communicated through the written 2023 Annual Report, though leadership will be available to engage in dialog as needed. As we’ve learned the last few years, hybrid annual meetings run a little slower, but we’re committed to patience to make sure everyone can participate.
Hope Lutheran Church has been blessed with outstanding volunteer leaders over the years! While congregational leadership often works quietly through monthly meetings, their planning, discernment, conversations, and decisions guide our mission and ministry more than many know.
Hope’s Church council is made up of 5 Ministry Board Chairpersons, and 4 Executive Committee members, who meet monthly with pastors to review mission planning, discuss highlights of ministry, provide support to staff & programs, and more. In the past year, this group’s discernment has contributed to church mission and ministry, especially as we live into our strategic initiatives. Our 5 Board Chairpersons also lead their respective ministry boards, assisting a wider team of volunteers in spearheading church ministry in the areas of Education, Outreach, Property, Fellowship, and Worship.
Each year at our Annual Meeting, we elect this leadership team, many of whom have been asked to prayerfully consider serving the church in these roles. Below you find a list of those who have faithfully served on Church Council this past year.
2023 Council- Barb Sherman (President), Maggie Melby (VP), Matha Vetter (Secretary), Ronda Hopen (Treasurer), VACANT (Education), Carl Berg (Property), Emily Turney (Worship), Beth Skalisky & Lynn Moen (Fellowship), Barb Sellevold (Outreach)
Special Thanks to Ronda Hopen, Carl Berg, Beth Skalisky & Lynn Moen who have fulfilled their terms in their current positions and will be stepping down! Thank you for your faithful service to Hope!
2024 New Balloted Council Members- Dean Deck (Treasurer), Brian Bruns & Monte Leinau (Co-chairs Property), Joe Sherman (Fellowship), VACANT (Education).