2014 Annual Gathering Minutes.

Convention Business

Kip Tyler, Chair of the Board of Trustees, called the convention to order in business session at 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 6, 2014.

Procedures for the Convention 2014

Chair appointed Martha Uecker Nelson as Recording Secretary for 2014.

Chair directed the body to Section 4 of Gathering booklet in regard to adopting the official convention rules and announced that the deadline for suggested amendments to the By-laws would be 3:30 Monday.

M/S/P To adopt the conventions rules as presented.

Chair appointed Tony Stoutenburg and Cathy Nichol as Credentials Committee.

Report of Credentials Committee:

  • Total Attendance: 1029
  • Voting Delegates: 481
  • Members: 348
  • Seminarians: 51
  • Visitors: 96

Convention Business

M/S/P Acceptance of the 2013 Draft Minutes as presented.

A report was presented on Election Areas and the proposal for 2015.

M/S/P To approve the Election Areas for 2014 and 2015 as presented.

The 2014 Areas holding caucuses for elections are: 2, 4, and 5.

New Business

Treasurer’s Report- Laurel Swanson, Treasurer, presented her report on the state of the association. She discussed the nominal budget increases and reported once again this year that our audit was clean.

M/S/P Accept the proposed 2015 Budget

Kip Tyler reported that the Heartland District had brought to Board of Trustees a request for Youth emphasis. The Trustees plan to launch a Youth Gathering in 2016 with the support of the association.

Suspend meeting at 3:17

Convention Business Meeting resumed on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Kip Tyler called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m.

Recognition of Becky Lee who explained the Thrivent Financial- Reformation Grant Program for 2017 Reformation celebration activity. The $75,000 grant is to be used before 2017 in service to show Love to God and love to neighbor. The Board of Trustees has challenged congregations to submit proposals for what they would do in this context with a $5,000 grant.

The 2015 assembly in Frisco, TX will choose to award $5,000 each to 15 congregations and will show what they did in 2017 to the assembly and to Thrivent.

Sean Kelly introduced Pastor Kelly Kosky from Transkei region of South Africa, missionary. Pr Kosky shared his story.

Meeting called to a close the 14th Annual Gathering of LCMC at 2:25 p.m.



Respectfully Submitted,

Martha Uecker Nelson


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