Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees are Christian stewards of the property God has entrusted to the congregation. Trustees supervise and maintain the property of the congregation to ensure that disciple-making ministries of the congregation are effective and that local legal requirements related to the property are satisfied. Much of the work of the trustees is governed by specific requirements of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church. The Trustees together have several legal and administrative functions. They are to:
- Oversee, maintain, and supervise all local church property.
- Report annually to the charge conference on the state of the church's property, equipment, investments, and resources.
- Receive and administer all gifts made to the congregation; make certain that all trust funds of the congregation are invested properly.
- Ensure that the articles of incorporation of the congregation are kept up-to-date, if applicable.
- Be responsible, in conjunction with the pastor, for all use of the church buildings and grounds.
- Maintain adequate insurance coverage on all church property and develop appropriate risk management policies.
- Submit to the committee on finance the annual budget requests for insurance, property maintenance and improvement, and new property purchases.
- Responsible for developing and implementing Facility Use Policies and Procedures.
- Be accountable to the charge conference and to the church council.