Friday, May 01, 2020


The District Leadership Team met Saturday, November 9, at Pleasant Hill Village in Girard, IL. The Team was reorganized with Carol Kussart (Cerro Gordo) and Mary Dulabaum (Highland Avenue) being called as co-chairs and Jan Dietrick (Mt. Morris) as secretary. Phyllis Batterton (Woodland) and Ed Watkins (Peoria) were welcomed as the newly called members to the team.

Agenda items to which the team gave attention are as follows:

  • Approval of previous minutes
  • Review of financial reports (financial secretary, treasurer, Brethren Foundations Funds)
  • Reserves held as of Oct. 31, 2019: $499,378.49 of which $262,394.04 is in the Endowment Fund
  • Total reserves and cash: $522,371.87
  • Received DE Report (of interest: 5 congregations in or completing the pastoral search process)
  • Discussed at length ways to enhance ministry with the youth, young adults, and families in the district
  • Approved a 4% draw from the Endowment as per the endowment charter and recommendation of the Property and Asset Management Team
  • Agreed to do a fundraising emphasis prior to year end
  • Reviewed appointments to leadership positions the Leadership Team is responsible for
  • Thanked Pleasant Hill Village for being a gracious host. Thanked Dawn Smith for giving us a tour of the facility.