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Board of Elders

Elders are called to discern God’s will and direction for our church. As the heads of various ministry teams, elders work with members in the congregation and other Trinity staff to see through Trinity’s day-to-day operations, programs, ministries, missions, and finances. Elders gather once a month for a formal Session meeting and are committed to their area of ministry for three years. For a brief description of each team’s responsibilities and the elders serving on that team, click on the links at the right.

Session Update October 2018

Campus Building and Improvements

The large-scale building and refurbishment project on campus is nearing completion.  The 9,600 square-foot Center is fully supporting ministries of all sorts including youth activities, sports ministries, monthly inter-generational “Sanctuary” worship nights and much more.  Other campus rooms and offices have been updated and/or refurbished including most recently the church office and Early Childhood buildings.  Take a walk through these spaces if you have not yet seen what has been done.  Landscaping is being refreshed and converted to more drought-tolerant plants where possible.  The three arrays of solar panels that were installed during the major construction are off-setting the electrical costs of our new building.

Finances

Trinity’s Ministry Operating Budget is currently running a financial deficit of 4%, which is larger than expected.  As of October 22, Trinity will be fully staffed (for the first time in years!), as we bring on our new Director of Missional Engagement, Laura Macias.  Please pray for financial faithfulness as we move into the final weeks of 2018.

Ministry Highlights

    • Youth Alpha with over 150 students on Wednesday evenings for eight weeks.
    • Several Leadership development initiatives: one to develop an intentional pipeline/pathway to equip ministry leaders for Trinity and another to equip people to make an impact in their community, vocation and beyond.

Annual Congregational Meeting

We hope that everyone will join us for the Annual Congregational Meeting taking place on Sunday, November 4.  The evening will start with our annual potluck in Fellowship Hall at 5pm and will continue in the Sanctuary at 6pm for the business meeting.  The congregation will hear a financial update, review the 2019 budget and vote on a new class of church officers as follows:

Elders –  Chris Eastwood (Human Resources), Kodiak Jensen (Technology), Maria Mancini (Adult Discipleship), John Marder (Finance – 1 year extension), Nancy Mosqueira (Student & Family), Jeff Oskins (Facilities)

Deacons –   Amalia Allman, Dan Erickson, Julia Harris, Kristen Hayes, Jeff Hillis, Cheryl Jakel, Ernie Jakel, Melanie Meskell, Debbie Moss, Michael Moss, Mariel Olsen (1 year extension), Amy Ortlieb (1 year extension), Shirley Penning, Kathy Strachan, Doug Warners, Judy Warners

Nominating Committee –

New: Todd Cottle, Sharon Lancaster, Chris Troutt

Returning: Dick Lee, Steve Maurath, Cassie Poole, Chad Sellers, Tina Wynn

Session meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month, with occasional exceptions. For a complete copy of the minutes of a session meeting, contact mary@tupcsa.org  or 714.505.6254 x102.

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