REPORT OF THE BOARD OF MISSIONS
January 25, 2014
Members present: Le Ila Dixon, Daryl Johnson, Tony Martin, Pat Terrell, Sam Wayman, and Kathy Wilkerson.
The following members were absent: Nancy Abernathy, Steve Turner, and Bob Weston.
The following visitors were present: Jeff Gehle.
RECOMMENDATION 1: That the NCD-Tyler project be named The Kardia Fellowship.
RECOMMENDATION 2: That a Kardia Support Group be established to give advice and support to the Rev. Davenport and the Kardia Fellowship and that the following members be named: Le Ila Dixon, Paula Hayes, Tony Martin, Rusty Rustenhaven, Steve Turner, Pat Terrell
The Board discussed the ongoing financial needs of the Kardia Fellowship and revisited the financial commitment made at the fall meeting of the Presbytery. However, with facilities now secured and meetings and worship services being planned, we also recognize the need for additional monies to be committed by the Presbytery. Therefore, the Board recommends the following expenditures be approved and funded out of the St. Paul endowment funds:
RECOMMENDATION 3: That all Kardia Fellowship expenditures committed by the Presbytery be funded out of the St. Paul endowment fund, established specifically for New Church Development and Redevelopment projects.
RECOMMENDATION 4: That the Kardia Fellowship budget be expanded to include:
Description Amount Annual Extension
*Pastor’s Salary $3,333.00 per month $40,000.00
*Continuing Education $1,500.00 per annum $ 1,500.00
*Retirement Account $1,000.00 per annum $ 1,000.00
Lease Agreement $1,450.00 per month $17,400.00
Utilities $ 500.00 per month $ 3,000.00
Liability Insurance $ 100.00 per month $ 1,200.00
Website Development $ 1,000.00 $ 1,000.00
Additional Funding (as needed) $10,000.00
* - Items approved at the fall meeting of Presbytery
The Taskforce on Ordained Clergy sent a report that Rev. Ron Stevenson has been approved by the Mission Presbytery of the PCUSA to work outside the bounds of presbytery. Therefore, the board recommends:
RECOMMENDATION 5: That the Reverend Dr. Ron Stevenson be named Stated Supply of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Austin, pending receipt of a contract agreement for 2014.
The Taskforce on Ordained Clergy further reported that Toby Davis and Lee Attema were duly examined and approved to receive calls to ministry. Therefore, the Board recommends:
RECOMMENDATION 6: That commissions to be installed be established for the following pastors receiving calls to ministry and dates be set for their services of Installation:
(1)Toby Davis as Pastor of the Jefferson Cumberland Presbyterian Church (pending receipt of the terms of call and approval by the Board);
(2) Lee Attema as Pastor of the Freeport Presbyterian Church (pending receipt of the terms of call and approval by the Board);
(3) Freddie Diaz as Associate Bi-lingual Pastor at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Houston;
RECOMMENDATION 7: That Rev. Sam Wayman, HR, be granted to work outside the bounds of Trinity Presbytery, specifically in the Mission Presbytery of the PCUSA.
Submitted by Le Ila Dixon, Chair