The Board of Managers is responsible for the maintenance of the physical church. Members are nominated from the Gale community at large and form the following committees:
Health and Safety Committee
Human Resources Committee
Long Range Planning Committee
The Board of Managers meets once a month and reviews financial reports provided by the church treasurer, an ex-officio member of the Board. The minister (ex-officio) and a session representative also play essential roles on the Board.
- Board Members
- Sarah Bradshaw, Chair
- Lee Coulman, Long Range Planning
- Kim Denstedt, Communications
- Glen Dow, Health and Safety
- Kathy Scheeringa, Fun-dRaising, Communications
Treasurer: Stephen Hinbest
Session Representative: Kim Denstedt
Church Mice (aka the people who come into the church at odd hours to do work around the facility, often unseen: Peter Fulcher, Geoff Martin, Rick Baird)
* Contact the Board of Managers by calling or e-mailing the Church office:
519-669-2852 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Support of the Church
The Board of Managers is responsible for setting the annual budget. The treasurer presents the budget to the congregation for approval at the annual meeting, usually at the end of January or early February.
Pre-arranged givings (PAG) allow members to arrange for the automatic transfer of funds to the church bank account. This ensures that even when a member is unable to be in church, his or her support continues. Members are still provided with envelopes that can be placed in the offering plate marked “PAG”. At any time a member may choose to designate additional support for a special project. This extra offering is simply placed into the envelope and noted on the front.
The exact amount of the automatic transfer can be changed easily and quickly with a phone call to the church business administrator.
Members of Gale become involved in fundraising activities that support the work of the church and activities within Elmira and surrounding communities, or communities in developing countries; church donations also support development and emergency relief projects worldwide. Read more about the variety of projects we have supported under Church Life/ Life and Mission.