The Trustees are responsible for the management of all real and personal properties of the Church as directed by the church membership or the Executive Council. The Council may occasionally ask the Trustees to complete special assignments in addition to their normal duties; the bylaws also require approval by Trustees for most non-recurring expenditures.
The House and Grounds sub-committee is responsible for maintaining the outside and the inside of the church property. This includes managing everything from repairing the parking lot, trimming trees and shrubs, lawn maintenance, snow removal, interior and exterior painting, maintenance of the heating and air-conditioning units, office equipment and supplies, Sunday School furniture and supplies, building cleaning, maintenance and repairs.
The Investment Committee is responsible for reviewing and overseeing the investment funds. The Investment Committee meets regularly to discuss current issues and the entire Board of Trustees meets annually with the bank and investment fund managers.
The Trustees are responsible for preparing the proposed Annual Budget after reviewing the independent budgets submitted by all other Boards and Committees. The budget is then sent to Executive Council for review and recommendation, before the Trustees present it to the congregation for their vote at the Annual Business Meeting.
It is a lot of work and responsibility, but the Trustees have fun working together as a team and gain a real sense of satisfaction upon completing their projects. Many Trustees willingly agree to serve multiple terms, while always looking for new faces to share in these responsibilities.
Like all Boards and Committees, the Trustees take their turn at hosting after-church luncheons and Lenten suppers, providing yet another opportunity to work together to serve God, our community, our church and our fellow parishioners.