REPORT OF THE PRESBYTERY COUNCIL
MEETING AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
JANUARY 19, 2018
The meeting was called to order at 3:00 pm by Moderator Jack Holt
The opening prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Gloria Villa Diaz
Members present were: Moderator Jack Holt; Vice-Moderator John Lindsay; Fredy Diaz, Taskforce on Ordained Clergy; James Webb, Board of Finance & Trustees; Tony Martin, Board of Missions; Mark McNeese, Taskforce on Theological & Social Concerns; Jeff Gehle, Coach and Consultant; Gloria Villa Diaz, Pastor Host and Judicial Concerns; Paula Hayes, Stated Clerk/Treasurer
A motion was made and approved to excuse the absence of Robert Rush and Duane Dougherty
A motion was made and approved that the original agreement with Jeff Gehle be honored and that his actual lodging costs be paid in full.
Recommendation 1: That Trinity Presbytery approve a 25% increase in the salary of Stated Clerk/Treasurer, Paula Hayes.
Recommendation 2: That Trinity allocate $400 per month for a person to work/shadow Paula’s work in order to become familiar with the work done by the Stated Clerk/Treasurer. Paula will find and hire that person to work with her.
Recommendation 3: That the Treasurer’s report be approved.
MEETING DATES, TIMES AND SITES FOR 2018:
MISSION SYNOD – April 20, 2018 in Denton, TX at the Children’s Home
GENERAL ASSEMBLY – June 17-21, 2018 in Norman, OK
January 19, 2018 in Huntsville
August 10, 2018 in Huntsville
BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:
January 20, 2018 in Huntsville
August 11, 2018 in Huntsville
February 16-17, 2018 Freeport CPC, Freeport, TX
September 28-29, 2018 New Journey CPC, Longview, TX
The meeting was closed with prayer offered by Rev. Mark McNeese.