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Standing Committee Charters

► Finance Committee

General Purpose
To monitor and oversee the church’s financial condition, and to prepare a draft of the annual budget for approval by ParCom and the church membership.

Leadership and Membership
Ted Live (chair), David Klingsberg, Steve McMullin, Sue Sheffler, and Diane Barry (ex officio)

Specific Responsibilities
Review Treasurer’s report and identify issues of concern (monthly); review Auditor’s report (quarterly); develop draft budget (annually); review and propose financial procedures (ongoing).

Annual Objective and How It Is Linked to the Mission
Ensuring efficient use of the church’s financial resources in furtherance of its mission.

Outcome Measurements
Preparation of draft annual budget in time for ParCom approval in April; keeping church expenditures within budget.

Annual Budget and Spending Authority
None

Reporting Requirements
Annual report to congregation; draft budget to ParCom

Relationship to Professional Staff
Staff members (notably, Minister, DRE, Music Director, and Administrative Manager) provide data and budget requests; also, committee is dependent on (volunteer) Treasurer for ongoing data.

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