Administration SLG

Administration SLG

Administration SLG

What is your name?

Jonathan Vogan

Q2: What is your Ministry Area or Standing Leadership Group Name?

Administration SLG

Q3: What was the most significant accomplishment or insight gained in your ministry area in 2015?

The Admin SLG spent a lot of 2015 working with Pastor Caine and the other SLGs to work through a near-complete turnover in our staff. Mindy Beecher, our prior Administrator left in July to move back to Michigan. Having been a part of Old First for years, her departure involved a lot of lost experience. Fortunately, we were able to bring Teresa Warnick on prior to Mindy’s departure to help with the handover. Teresa has quickly come up to speed and is making her presence known in many helpful ways. [Hint: Look at the telecom budget for 2016.] In addition, the Admin SLG worked with Outreach and Pastor Caine to make possible the move away from the volunteer model for Outreach to a more permanent staffing situation.

Q4: Where is your group or ministry area stuck?  What is your group or ministry area pondering?

While we have a dedicated group, our SLG would benefit from some new blood. If anyone is interested in joining, you are always welcome to speak to any SLG member or come to our first Monday of the month meeting at 7pm.

Q5: Please list the goals of your group or ministry for 2016 with complete descriptions.

  • Maintaining the financial condition of the church is an on-going priority for the Admin SLG.
  • The Admin SLG is very excited about the Energy Committee and its charge to reduce the church’s carbon footprint (and utility bill).
  • Lastly, 2016 will see the beginning of more extensive expenditures by the Capital Campaign.

Q6: What other comments do you have for the Annual Report