Southeastern Synod ELCA

May & June 2018 Synod Council Meetings

MEETING LOCATION

Chattanooga Marriott Downtown
Two Carter Plaza
Chattanooga TN 37402
Phone: 423-756-0002

Directions

MEETING SCHEDULE Executive Committee Meeting:  Wednesday, May 30, 7 - 9 pm 
Signal Mountain room, Chattanooga Marriott

Synod Council Meeting:  Thursday, May 31, 10 am - 5 pm
Plaza A room, Chattanooga Marriott

Synod Assembly:  Friday, June 1, Noon - Sunday, June 3, Noon
Chattanooga Convention Center

Synod Council & Deans Luncheon Meeting:  Sunday, June 3, 12:15 - 2 pm
Tennessee River Room, Chattanooga Marriott
 

PRELIMINARY AGENDAS

Synod Council Agenda (as of May 30 at 9 pm)

Executive Committee Agenda (as of May 28)

EXHIBIT A - OFFICER REPORTS A.1   Report of the Bishop

A.2   Report of the Vice President

A.3   Report of the Secretary 
EXHIBIT B - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

B.1   Executive Committee Minutes, January 26, 2018

EXHIBIT C - SYNOD COUNCIL MINUTES

C.1   Synod Council Minutes, January 26-27, 2018

C.2   Synod Council Minutes, April 14, 2018

EXHIBIT D - BUDGET & FINANCE MATTERS
 

D.1   April 2018 Financial Statements

D.2   Budget v. Actual Report for Operating Fund, 2017-18

D.3   Emergency Assistance Fund Summary for 2017-18

D.4   Endowment Funds:  Spending Limits for 2018-19

D.5   2017-18 Audit Report

D.6   Audit Letters to the Synod Council:

        a. Communications Letter

        b. Management Letter from Audit Firm

        c. Staff Response to Management Letter
 

EXHIBIT E - SYNOD ASSEMBLIES

E.1   Nomination of At-Large Synod Council Members

E.2   Amendment to Proposed Rules of Organization & Procedure

EXHIBIT F - COMMITTEE & TASK FORCE REPORTS
(see Tab C in Assembly materials)

F.1   Summary of Vacancies & Progress on Inclusivity Goals

F.2   Personnel Committee

F.3   Model Congregational Personnel Policy

F.4   Mission Priorities Work Group Update
 

EXHIBIT G - STAFF & DEAN REPORTS
(see Tab B in Assembly materials)

G.1  Ms. Carolyn Davis, Executive Assistant to the Bishop

G.2  Ms. Holly Liersch, Office Manager

G.3  Deacon Michelle Angalet, Assistant to the Bishop

G.4  Dr. Sandra Gustavson, Fiscal Advisor

G.5  The Rev. Dr. Ben Moravitz, Assistant to the Bishop

G.6  Ms. Rachel Alley, Assistant to the Bishop

G.7  Mr. Wayne Fell & the Rev. Ronald Bonner, Directors for Evangelical Mission

EXHIBIT H - CONFERENCE REPORTS
H.1  Good N.E.W.S. Conference (#2)
 
EXHIBIT I - MINISTRY PARTNER REPORTS
(see Tab C in Assembly materials)

I.1    LTSS Appeal for Student Debt Reduction

I.2    Proposed Changes to LSG Governing Documents
EXHIBIT J - MEETING INFORMATION

J.1    Order for Opening

J.2    Council Directory

J.3   Expense Reimbursement Form

EXHIBIT K - GOVERNING DOCUMENTS
K.1  SE Synod Constitution, Bylaws, & Continuing Resolutions 
 
EXHIBIT L - OTHER INFORMATION
L.1  Mission Support Symposium Survey

L.2  Mission Support Symposium Slides