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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 December 2018

Visioning

Session has been working on developing a Horizon Story-line which is a 7 year plan for Trinity.  Pastor Doug has been leading session through this process using Will Mancini’s God Dreams materials.  In January, the session will hold 2-day local retreat and will complete this work during their time together.

Staffing Changes

Marsha Butler, the Director of Adult Discipleship and Caroline Elias, Director of Children’s Ministry will both be leaving employment at Trinity.  Marsha has reduced her hours to half-time during the transition to finding her replacement.  The search committee has been formed for this and the job has been posted.  Caroline is leaving employment in December.  An updated job description is being drafted so the search can begin for Caroline’s replacement.  We wish both of these wonderful staff members well in their new endeavors and are grateful that both will continue to be part of the Trinity family.

Finance

As Trinity approaches the end of 2018, the deficit stands at $697,000 as of the end of November.  While this result is a big challenge, we know that Trinity is a generous congregation and that God can do amazing things in and through them.  A total of $100,000 from the Growth Gift was planned to be applied to the 2018 budget, which will help reduce the pressure of this deficit.  We are so grateful for the amazing things Trinity has accomplished this year through our construction and within the ministries that take place on our beautifully refreshed campus.

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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