The Christian Church in the Upper Midwest
(Disciples of Christ)
2020 All Congregational Gathering
October 3, 2020
A Business Session took place at 9: 30 a.m. - just before the virtual gathering. The agenda included presentation of the 2021 Budget and an online vote by delegates, an update on the status of the Christian Conference Center, and announcement of the 2020-2021 Operations Council members.
**Voting delegates include all clergy with standing in 2020 and two delegates from each of the Upper Midwest congregations.
The 2021 Budget is here for your review.
2020-2021 Operations Council Members
The Operations Council includes
8 clergy, who are nominated by and voted into office by the clergy who currently hold standing in the region.
14 lay leaders, representing the 14 geographic areas of the region, and voted into office by the voting delegates representing each congregation. Here are the geographic areas.
Mary Jane Button-Harrison Katie Russell Hainline
Owen Cayton Dennis Sanders
Mark MacWhorter Travis Stanley
Doug Pfeiffer Loren Strait
Nancy Berneman, Hampton Area
Amber Elliott, Marshalltown Area
Vern Hawkins, Boone Area
Dan Mineck, Waterloo Area
Jovey Molayal, Panora Area
Zach Newbrough, Creston/Osceola Area
Betty Rae Potts, Ottumwa Area
Peg Rosine-Levinson, Keokuk Area
Jay Thomas, Muscatine/Davenport Area
There will be a run-off election for the Minnesota and Des Moines areas. The Spencer/Sioux City, Oakland, and Altoona areas are all currently vacant.
Witness in the Wilderness
Congregations from across the region contributed different elements of our worship together and our message comes from our new Regional Minister and President, Rev. Joshua Patty.
We use streaming music prepared for the live stream under these licenses for use: Copyright CCLI – 11091492, Streaming CCLI – 20799392, Copyright and Streaming OneLicense – A-731102. "One Voice" by Ruth Moody, arranged by Marcelline Moody. Copyright 2004 by Ruth Moody. Used with permission.
Stick around after the worship service for a Question and Answer session with our new Regional Minister and President, Rev. Josh Patty.