Proposed Ministry Plan and Proposed Budget
Proposed ministry plan and budget documents for 2019/20 fiscal year:
Dear DCC Member,
As we move into our next fiscal year (Sept 1, 2019 – Aug 31, 2020), we have much to celebrate. As of June 30, our total giving was $694,788 (93% of budget). As of July 31, 2019 we met our budget! Additionally, as of June 30, we gave $64,800 to needy individuals through our benevolence fund, $59,000 to mission support, and 1,894 food boxes given through our food bank. Thank you for your generosity.
Attached is the Draft Ministry Plan. As we begin our 2019-20 fiscal year, we are proposing the following priorities:
Communication: Evaluating and improving our church-wide communications.
Community: Strengthening our unity and reputation inside and outside of DCC.
Equipping: Developing more robust and relevant education opportunities.
Leadership: Focusing more attention on discipling and developing leaders.
Along with the Draft Ministry Plan, we have attached the Draft General Fund Financial Budget and Explanation Notes which matches our Ministry Plan priorities. Our Draft Budget proposes a 5.5% increase over last year to accommodate 1) our priorities, and 2) necessary changes to equalize taxable and non-taxable benefit plans for our full-time staff for compliance. Thanks to your generosity, our current giving already incorporates this increase.
This year we are nominating to the congregation three new elders. Tim Seeling (returning), Barb Hofmeister and Jim Anderson. Their bios are attached. Please take some time and read them. If you do not know them, we invite you to get to know them.
Our congregational Q&A is on Wednesday evening, August 21 at 6:30 PM at the church. This is the time for public questions and discussion about the new elders, Draft Ministry Plan, and Draft Budget. Additionally, our Annual Congregational Meeting is on Sunday, August 25 at 11:30 AM at the church. This is the meeting in which we vote on these important decisions. We invite you to come to both meetings and engage the elders on these decisions and topics as more detail will be provided at these meetings.
In the meantime, we are grateful for your generosity, your love for DCC, and your active participation. On behalf of the elders and staff, thank you for making DCC a great church!
Warmly in Christ,
Paul Wardlaw, Elder President Jim Howard, Sr Pastor
Elder Candidate Bios:
Congregational meeting August 26, 2018
Greetings to all the members at DCC! I was born in a small farming community in Sebewaing, Michigan, grew up in a Christian home where I attended a Lutheran church and school. I attended Central Michigan University and became a physical education teacher. I then married my childhood sweetheart Frank and forty-six years later we are still together. We were blessed with one terrific son, Aaron, who works in Dillon.
I taught for ten years in Michigan, Minnesota and Colorado. I also owned and managed a B&B for nineteen years in Buena Vista Colorado and was connected with a Christian Counseling Service called Crossroads Counseling. Frank and I served thousands of guests and had a chance to see God’s work in amazing ways.
Presently, Frank and I work as a team for LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in Breckenridge, Colorado. I have been a member of DCC for about 15 years. Currently I am serving on the board of the Women’s Ministry at DCC and am an usher. I also have volunteered my time with the Women’ Resource Center and helped out with Vacation Bible School.
God has given me the gift of hospitality, compassion and service to others. As an Elder of DCC, I plan to put those gifts to work and give my heart to those in need. I learned early on that prayer has got to be a big part of service. I look forward to serving my God and the members of DCC. I will be new at this, but with God’s wisdom and guidance, it will be a fun and challenging position. Thank you for this opportunity to serve.
I was born and raised in South Denver, and am married to Amy. We have two daughters, Hannah (who is a Senior at Summit High School) and Abby (who is a Sophomore at Summit High School). We live in Silverthorne and have attended Dillon Community Church (DCC) regularly since 1997/98. I have been active within the church and parachurch organizations since I was a young boy. I enjoy working behind the scenes to help others, whether that is through helping set up the Vacation Bible School stage, moving chairs or whatever I can do to help.
I am currently the Operations Manager for a commercial framing and siding company which specializes in wood framing for multistory apartment buildings, multi-family townhomes and condos. As such, I am responsible for the scheduling of Superintendents, crews, equipment, Safety, and oversite of the organization which has ten employees and projects on the Front Range from Castle Rock to Fort Collins.
I am a member of the DCC Student Advisory Board (STAB) and I look forward to serving the church and the church body as an Elder by continuing to work behind the scenes to help meet the needs of others in whatever way possible.
I grew up in Syracuse, NY in a Christian home. Phil Seeling was my father with an MDiv from Fuller Seminary. I became a believer at 4 years old after hearing a woman’s testimony on the radio. I started ski racing at 15 yrs and continued through young adulthood. Which is why I ended up in Summit County. I coached young athletes for 35 yrs. with local teams. I also am a self employed architect for the last 28 years.
My wife, Linda, and I started coming to DCC about 20 yrs ago when our kids where young. We loved the non-denominational aspect of the teaching (and we didn’t have to run the kids program).
I became an Elder first around 2009 and have just taken a year off from the board last year. I also am on the board for the Women’s Resource Center of the Rockies. I am interested in continuing with the DCC board to have input on direction and policies of the church.