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Trinity Lutheran Church Council

March Council Report

By Krista Hartley, TLC Council President

I can’t believe my time as Council President is coming to an end. This year has flown by. In my 16 years at Trinity, I have been asked several times to be a part of the Executive Council. Each time I was asked, I just felt this was not my calling until this last year. God changed my heart and focus. He provided me with the confidence and leadership needed to meet demands of this position. I want to thank each and everyone on council for their support and guidance. I want to thank the congregation for the positive feedback I have received over this last year. I end my term as president with these parting words: It takes the whole body of Trinity, young and old, to complete God’s mission work and serve his people. Statistics show that the same 20 percent of a congregation complete the majority of the work within a body of Christ. I pray that Trinity will continue to reach those outside the 20 percent, and not follow the statistic.

Serving on council the last 3 years, I know we are a very giving body. Please consider increasing your 2018 tithes to help meet the 4.5 percent increase in Trinity’s budget. With 125 giving units, it would be an estimated increase of $120 each annually.
I would like to give a special thanks to Billie Haugen, Rolaine Brunelle, Pam Hunt, Jeanine Kidwell, and Tom Thilo for their service on the 2017/18 Trinity Council.

2018 Nominating Committee

The 2018 Nominating Committee consists of Kay Nelsen, Rebecca Smith, Pam Hunt and Krista Hartley. Since we had such a large council last year, we are only seeking one council member: Vice President. As Vice President, you would attend monthly council meetings, attend quarterly Executive Council meetings, and run the council meetings in the absence of the President. This position is a one-year commitment with option to renew for a second, one-year term. If the holy spirit is calling you to fill this baptismal call, please let someone from the Nominating Committee know.

The new council term starts May 2018 and runs until April 2019. From personal experience, this year goes by very quickly. Elections will take place in April at a congregational meeting after service. The date will be selected at the March 20th Council Meeting. If voted in your 2018/19 Council will consist of: Rich Ronnestad (President), Grant MacLean (Secretary), Scott Tostengard (Treasurer), Krista Hartley (ex-officio); at large members: Jerry Johnson, Jerry Andersen, Ted Yurek, Sue Barker, Peter Riggs, Scott MacPhee.

I have asked the Nominating Committee to help with filling our current Trinity Committees: Stewardship, Fellowship, Audit, Outreach, and 2019 Nominating Committee. We will also be looking for 1 Lutherhaven Delegate, and 2 people for the 2019 Synod Assembly Delegation. All committees are a crucial part of the whole body of Trinity Lutheran Church and are needed to complete our overall mission. Please prayerfully consider joining one of these committees and sharing your talents
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Trinity Lutheran Church Council Members - 2017- 2018

Pr. Dan Forsgren
Pastor Dan Forsgren
Krista Hartley
Krista Hartley , Pres.

Rich Ronnestad
Rich Ronnestad, VP

Scott Tostengard
Scott Tostengard, Treasurer

Grant MacLean
Grant MacLean - Secretary
MaryBeth Ranum
MaryBeth Ranum -
Ex-officio Past President
Jerry Anderson
Jerry Anderson

Sue Baker
Sue Baker

Rolaine Brunelle
Rolaine Brunelle

Billie Haugen
Billie Haugen


Pam Hunt
Pam Hunt

Jerry Johnson
Jerry Johnson



Scott MacPhee
Scott MacPhee


Peter Riggs
Peter Riggs

Tom Thilo
Tom Thilo

Ted Yurek

Ted Yurek


Andrea Werpy
Andrea Werpy

Penny Weiss
Penny Weiss



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