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                                           MINUTES
                     STATED MEETING OF THE PRESBYTERY OF LOS RANCHOS
                            Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Santa Ana
                                          September 20, 2012

Presbytery presented the following for the Open Space Segment of the Presbytery gathering:
SESSION 1 – 2:10-3:30
1. First discussion of 2013 budget – Lanny Hawkinson and Michael Haggin
2. A report to presbytery for Open Space from GA Commissioners
3. The board of Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center, our synod-owned property on Lake
    Tahoe presenting information to increase exposure to Zephyr Point.

SESSION II-3:40-5:00
1. First discussion of 2013 budget – Lanny Hawkinson and Michael Haggin
2. A report to presbytery for Open Space from GA Commissioners
3. Carmen Siegel, Insurance Board - Protecting our People and our Buildings
4. The board of Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center, our synod-owned property on Lake
   Tahoe presenting information to increase exposure to Zephyr Point

Presbyters gathered for dinner (5:00 p.m.) and for worship (5:45) before the stated meeting of the
Presbytery.

The Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Los Ranchos was called to order at 6:26 p.m. by Moderator
Elder Kirk Winslow. The Stated Clerk, Dr. W. Keith Geckeler was present and a quorum was declared
present. The meeting was opened with prayer by Moderator Winslow. The following presbyters were
present:


ANAEIM, Canyon Hills (3)                 101 Chris Grange                          LONG BEACH, Emmanuel (2)
101 Frank Webster                        103 David Rohde                           101 Tom Dykhuizen
103 Melissa J. Smith                         Phyllis Smith                         LONG BEACH, First United (2)
    Jana Kidd                            IRVINE, Irvine (4)
ANAHEIM, First (3)                       103 Tim Avazian
ANAHEIM, Korean (3)                      103 Kirk Winslow
101 Yoonsuk Shin                             Cheryl Williams
ANAHEIM, St. Paul’s (3)                  LA HABRA HILLS (2)
101 Bill Halliday                        101 Geoff Pfaff
    Jan Patton                               Bob Schwenkmeyer
BELLFLOWER, Community (3)                    Keith Tellinghuisen
COSTA MESA, Covenant (3)                 LA MIRADA, Community (2)
    Cathy Rasmussen                      101 Jason Ko
    Erlinda Martinez                         Rick Norton
DOWNEY, First (3)                        LAGUNA BEACH, Laguna (4)
101 Candie Blankman                      103 Kathy Sizer
791 Alfredo Delgado                          Cynthia Blaylock
FULLERTON, First (3)                     LAGUNA HILLS, Geneva (4)
101 Duncan McColl                        105 Mike Wallman
103 Josh Matthews                        105 Leanne Strommen
    Jan Regitz                               Mark Reed
    Chuck Zincke                             Howard Prol
FULLERTON, Indonesian (3)                    Colette Cozean
101 John Mambu                               Elena Bennett
    Dani Sigar                           LAGUNA NIGUEL (4)
    Sonja Surber                         105 Emily McColl
FULLERTON, Morningside (3)                   Judy Grant
GARDEN GROVE, First (2)                      Debbie Heath
GARDEN GROVE, Formosan (2)                   Jaime Colley
GARDEN GROVE, Vietnamese (2)             LAKEWOOD, Christ (2)
108 Cedar Dang                           101 Michael Conan
    Tuyet Ko                                 Kirk J. Real
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Christ (4)                 Jason Riddle
101 Gary Watkins                         LONG BEACH, Community (2)
    Arlene Chatman                       101 Chris Logan
    Phil Chatman                             Bonnie Coombs
    Ken Smith                                Mary Uht
    Cathey Ryder                         LONG BEACH, Covenant (2)
HUNTINGTON BEACH, St. Peter’s (2)        101 Rob Langworthy

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LONG BEACH, Grace First (4)                 NORWALK (2)                               NEW CHURCH DEVELOPMENT
101 Steve Wirth                             101 Bill McReynolds                       ANAHEIM, Getsemaní Hispanic Ministry
103 Marion Young-Me Park                        Elizabeth Romero                      GARDEN GROVE, Cornerstone
    Bill Saul                               NORWALK, Shin Il (2)                      IRVINE, Irvine Taiwanese Ministry
    Tim Jackert                             101 Mark Hong                             LADERA RANCH, Village
                                            ORANGE, First (2)                         ORANGE, New Hope
LOS ALAMITOS, Good Shepherd (4)             101 Winston Presnall                      301 Chineta Goodjoin
101 Jim Wilson                                  Virginia Carson                       PLACENTIA, Agape Formosan
103 Curtis Bronzan                          PLACENTIA (2)                             WESTMINSTER, Primera NCD
    Kirk Brown                              103 Frank Harmon                          WHITTIER, Nueva Vida NCD
    Phyllis Spielmann                           Mike Markwith
    Warren Spielmann                            Eric Schreiner                        OTHER MINISTERS ON THE ROLL
    Donald Travis                           SAN CLEMENTE (5)                          701 Estuardo Bazini-Barakat
LOS ANGELES, Divine Saviour (2)             101 Tod Bolsinger                         299 Bob Cassell
    Hagar Benitez                               Joan Hoover                           303 Tom Cramer
MISSION VIEJO, Ch of the Master (5)             Ernest Koch                           791 Alfredo Delgado
101 Jackson Clelland                            Sally Lawrence                        703 Ron Eckert
103 Chris Pritchett                             Jim Ritchie                           299 Thomas Erickson
    Don Roberson                                Robert Whittier                       797 Gabe Fung
    Frank Strech                            SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Community (2)        303 W. Keith Geckeler
    Carol Todd                                  Frances Bucklin                       797 Michael Haggin
    Pat Hernandez                           SANTA ANA, Canaan (2)                     701 Ernesto Hernandez
    Vernon Diggs                            101 Inn Chul Joseph Kiim                  109 John A. Huffman
NEWPORT BEACH, St. Andrew’s (8)             SANTA ANA, First (2)                      797 Peter I. Kim
101 Richard Kannwischer                     101 Lance Allen                           701 Feleti Ngan-Woo
103 Leah Stout                                  Linda Becker                          797 Anne Oglesby-Edwards
103 Bryan Eckelmann                             Bobbie Rooker                         701 Don Oliver
103 Steven Good                             SANTA ANA, Trinity United (5)             299 Roger Purdy
    Larry Beaty                             101 Doug Rumford                          701 Anette Rihovsky
    James Carter                            103 Jeff Wagner                           701 Gail Stearns
    Judy Combs                              103 Rachel Hamburger                      701 Sharon Yagerlener
    Judith Johnson                              Leslie Day Ebert
    John Lehman                                 Bill Peck
    Alix Riley                                  Judith Porath
    Fritz Winterhout                            Muriel Morse
NEWPORT BEACH, St. Mark (4)                     John McAlpine
105 Curtis Webster                          SANTA ANA, Wintersburg (2)
    Suzanne Darweesh                        101 Ted Esaki
    Diana Light                             103 Fred Tanizaki
    Deborah Mayhew                              Al Uchizono
                                                Bill Oei
                                            TRABUCO CANYON, Trabuco (2)
                                            101 John McKeague
                                            TUSTIN (2)
                                            105 Tom Erickson
                                                Sue Currie
                                                Richard Loeble
                                            WESTMINSTER, First (2)
                                            101 John Furman
                                            103 Paul Muresan
                                                Ed Bush
                                            WESTMINSTER, Journey Evangelical (2)
                                            101 Richard Pfeil
                                                Phil Jen Kin
                                                Roger Yee
                                            WHITTIER, East Whittier (2)
                                            101 Jeff Rumble
                                            WHITTIER (2)
                                            YORBA LINDA (2)
                                            101 Daniel White
                                                Marlies Lunger
                                                Anne Sivley




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ELDERS ON COUNCIL
Judy Anderson
Bill Ewing
Dave Swidrak
Susan Thornton (not elder)

TRUSTEES
Rob Ebert
Lanny Hawkinson

PRESBYTERY STAFF
Bonita Carr (non-member)
Kathy Hill Long
Elvira Ortez (non-member)

COMMITTEE REPS
Chuck Wakamoto CPM
Sharon Wakamoto PWP
John Griffin COM

CERTIFIED CHRISTIAN EDUCATOR

CORRESPONDING MEMBERS AND
GUESTS

Rev. Johnson Kimuhu,
     Kanitha Wa Ufugi Wa Mggegania
Rev. Larry Ballenger, HR, San Gabriel
Tamara John - Christ
Rick Norton – Community, La Mirada
Jack Clement – PCOM, Mission Viejo
Amy Sabala – St. Andrew’s, Newport Beach
Kwan Park – Shin Il, Norwalk
Renee Coffman-Chavez – San Clemente
Bill Ditewig – Trinity, Santa Ana
Mary Dee Foft -Trinity, Santa Ana
Sharon Lancaster – Trinity, Santa Ana
Bruce Eisenhower – Trinity, Santa Ana
Jeri Lee – Wintersburg, Santa Ana
Gayle Harvill – First, Westminster
Jeanie Reed – First, Westminster
Kathleen Julian – Yorba Linda
Sheryl France-Moran, San Clemente




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            SEATING OF NEW COMMISSIONERS AND CORRESPONDING MEMBERS                                         CORRESPONDING
                                                                                                                MEMBERS
Rev. Larry Ballenger, Presbytery of San Gabriel, was introduced and seated.

                                                                                                                  DOCKET
                                                  DOCKET                                                        APPROVED
It was M/S/P to approve the Docket for the day.

                                       CONSENT DOCKET                                                     CONSENT DOCKET
It was M/S/P to approve the Consent Docket acting on the following: (Originating Committee name in              APPROVED
parenthesis)
                                                                                                             JAMES BLADES
1. Approved T/E James R. Blades for membership in Los Ranchos Presbytery and to request transfer
   of his membership from Presbytery of Santa Barbara when the way be clear. Mr. Blades is a
   candidate for Intentional Interim at First Presbyterian Church of Anaheim (COM)
                                                                                                              STEVEN GOOD
2. Approved T/E Steven Good for membership in Los Ranchos Presbytery and to request transfer of
   his membership from Presbytery of The James when the way be clear. Mr. Good is Candidate for
   Associate Pastor of Disciple Making at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach. (COM)
                                                                                                          ARLEEN WHITNEY
3. Approved the Honorable Retirement of T/E Arleen Whitney effective August 18, 2012(Stated Clerk)
                                                                                                            TAE HWAN SON
4. Approved the Honorable Retirement of T/E Tae Hwan (Peter) Son, effective August 31, 2012.
   (Stated Clerk)

                                                                                                          OMNIBUS MOTION
                                         OMNIBUS MOTION                                                        APPROVED
It was M/SP to approve the Omnibus Motion, which includes Reports of Council, COM, CPM, Strategic
Coordinating Team, Stated Clerk (non action items).
                                                                                                           G. LEON WILDER
Stated Clerk Report
I am sorry to inform you that Rev. George Leon Wilder, Honorably Retired, and long time pastor of
                                                                nd
Community Presbyterian Church of Long Beach, passed away July 22 , he was 82.                                 SUMMARY OF
                                                                                                          LEGAL, REMEDIAL,
Stated Clerk presented a summary of legal, remedial, disciplinary, administrative commissions and other      DISCIPLINARY,
                                                                                                                      AND
actions involving the presbytery—and the need to utilize “Legal Reserve Fund” money for 2012               ADMINISTRATIVE
expenses. (Up to $5000 was approved.) (Council 8/28/12)                                                       COMMISSIONS

                  STATUS OF JUDICIAL MATTERS INVOLVING THE PRESBYTERY

                                         As of September 7, 2012

1. Minister 11-X. The Investigating Committee in this case anticipates a decision by the end of
   September on whether or not to file charges
2. Minister 12-X. This involves an Investigating Committee from another presbytery and if charges are
   filed, the other presbytery will prosecute the case.
3. Minister 12-Y. The Investigating Committee has negotiated a settlement with the accused which will
   go to the Permanent Judicial Commission of Los Ranchos on Saturday, September 15. If the PJC
   concurs in the agreement and makes it their decision, the decision will be read at the September 20
   presbytery meeting.
4. Anaheim Korean Administrative Commission. The commission continues to meet with the session,
   attempting to assist the session to fulfill its responsibilities as the session. The Administrative
   Commission has taken no formal action as of September 8 but will be presenting a report and
                                    th
   clarification at the September 20 meeting of presbytery.




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SUMMARY           5. Remedial Complaint: Policy regarding interpretation of G-3.0104a and b. The Synod PJC decision
CONTINUED
                     on this matter has been appealed to the General Assembly PJC who will hear the case on Friday,
                     October 26. Ruling Elder Neal Wells and Teaching Elder Emily McColl will be representing the
                     presbytery.
                  6. Remedial Complaint: Three members of the Anaheim Korean Presbyterian Church have filed a
                     complaint against the presbytery (and its Administrative Commission) for improperly dismissing the
                     church’s Music Conductor. They have also submitted a request for a Stay of Enforcement. A
                     response has been prepared and will be submitted by September 10.               Inasmuch as the
                     Administrative Commission itself did not dismiss the Music Conductor, there is no ground for the
                     complaint.

                  Given all matters involving the presbytery, including advice on three congregational matters with
                  potential for legal exposure, presbytery will exceed its budget for legal expenses and Council has
                  approved utilizing up to $5,000 from Legal Reserves if necessary.

                  Actions Taken: (Originating Committee name in parenthesis)

NANCY PEARSON     1. (CPM) voted to certify that Nancy Pearson, a member of Presbyterian Church of the Master,
CERTIFIED READY      Mission Viejo, has satisfactorily completed all the requirements of the preparation for ministry
TO RECEIVE A         process as set forth in G-2.0601of the Book of Order and is now certified ready, pending a call, to be
CALL
                     examined for ordination. (Min. 6/7/2012)

                  2. (CPM) Certified that Candidate Ryan Romberg, a member of San Clemente Presbyterian Church,
                     has satisfactorily completed all the requirements of the preparation for ministry process as set forth
                     in G-2.0601of the Book of Order and is now certified ready, pending a call, to be examined for
                                                 Correction in 11/29/12 Omnibus Motion
                     ordination. (Min. 8/2/2012)

MINDA             3. (CPM) voted to enroll Minda Schweizer, a member of San Clemente Presbyterian Church, as an
SCHWEIZER
INQUIRER
                     inquirer and a covenant agreement is made with her based on Form 2 and according to Book of
                     Order G-2.0601, which shall also include the following: (Min. 8/2/12)

                              a. Approve Minda’s attendance to Pittsburgh Fuller Theological Seminary;
                              b. That all required core courses be completed according to CPM guidelines;
                              c. That Minda complete a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).

                  4. (CPM) Approve the following Annual Consultations. They have been continued as Inquirers or
ANNUAL
CONSULTATIONS
                     Candidates and a summary of the Consultations have been/will be sent to their session and
APPROVED             seminary (where applicable). (Min. 6/7/2012, 8/2/12, 9/20/12)
                              a. Inquirer Jesse Lund, Presbyterian Church of the Master in Mission Viejo
                              b. Inquirer Evan Amo, Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Santa Ana
FINANCIAL AID     5. (CPM) Approved distribution of $7,000 in financial aid.

EXAM READERS      6. (CPM) Ruling Elder Chuck Wakamoto, Teaching Elder Geoff Pfaff, and Ruling Elder Ed Bush will
                     serve as readers for the standard senior ordination exams. Exams will be read October 1-5 at the
                     LAX Sheraton.

ANETTE RIHOVSKY   7. (COM) Approved the following Administrative Commission to ordain Anette Rihovsky on Sunday,
ORDINATION           June 24, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of the Master in Mission Viejo: (Min. 6/14/2012)
COMMISSION

                          Moderator of the Commission: Rev. Leanne Strommen
                          T/E Jackson Clelland            R/E Judy Combs, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach
                          T/E Arleen Whitney              R/E Greg Chao, Presbyterian Church of the Master, Mission Viejo
                          T/E Steven Toshio Yamaguchi     R/E Howard Prol, Geneva Presbyterian Church, Laguna Hills




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     Other Participants                                                                                                               COMMISSION
                                                                                                                                       CONTINUED
         T/E Jeff McCrory, Member at Large
         T/E Sharon Yagerlener, Chaplain Long Beach Memorial Care
        T/E Carolyn McOwen, Member at Large

8. (COM) Approved the following Administrative Commission to install Rev. Richard Pfeil on Sunday,                                  RICHARD PFEIL
   August 26, 2012, 5:00 p.m. at Journey Evangelical Church, Westminster:                                                           INSTALLATION
                                                                                                                                      COMMISSION

        Moderator of Commission: T/E Leanne Strommen
        T/E Wayland Wong, HR                    R/E Kathy Smith, Trabuco Presbyterian Church
        T/E Mike Wallman, LHG                   R/E ___tbd_, Journey Evangelical Church, Westminster
                                                                                                                                           GRANT
9. (COM) concurred with the recommendation of the Response Coordinating Team to approve a grant                                         APPROVED
   of up to $40,000.00 {from Pastor’s Compensation Fund of Sale of Property Fund} over the 10 months
   to assist the Session of Tustin Presbyterian Church in staffing transitions. (Min. 7/19/12)
                                                                                                                                       ASSOCIATE
10. (COM) concurred with the request of Tustin Presbyterian Church to dissolve the Associate Pastor                                       PASTOR
    position effective September 1, 2012. (Min. 7/19/12)                                                                                POSITION
                                                                                                                                       DISSOLVED
11. (COM) approved the Temporary Pastoral Relationship Contract/Covenant between T/E Tom
                                                                                                                                    TOM ERICKSON
    Erickson and Tustin Presbyterian Church effective July 1, 2012 for three months. (Min. 7/19/12)

12. (COM) approved the Interim Pastor Contract between T/E Curtis Webster and St. Mark Presbyterian                                      CURTIS
    Church effective March 11, 2012. (Min. 7/19/12)                                                                                     WEBSTER

                                                                                                                                        POSITION
13. (COM) approved Interim Pastor Position Description for Tustin Presbyterian Church (Min. 7/19/12)                                 DESCRIPTION

14. (COM) approve the Position Description for new Associate Pastor of Spiritual Formation for Mission at                               POSITION
                                                                                                                                     DESCRIPTION
    Presbyterian Church of the Master, Mission Viejo. (Min. 7/19/12)

15. (COM) Initiated the process to move to installed Associate Pastor regarding Presbyterian Church of
    the Master in Mission Viejo. (Min. 7/19/12)
                                                                                                                                      PER CAPITA
16. (Council/Trustees) Several proposals from the Trustees were presented for Council action. Included                                 PROPOSAL
    in these proposals was increase in Per Capita from $16 to $18
                                                                                                                                    RE[PRT PF SCT
17. (Council/SCT) Received an extended report from the Strategic Coordinating Team regarding
    ministries and partnerships being undertaken with the presbytery. Funding for several ministries was
    reported and approved.
                        Motions for Council Review and Action from SCT Meeting on May 10, 2012

1. BereanSafari 2012 – Motion: (Bill McReynolds) that SCT will empower Worldwide Mission Partnership (WMP) to select a
   representative for this program and approve a matching contribution up to $1,500 from SOCP Leadership Development Funds;
   balance to come from WWMP or other sources M/S/P.
2. New Beginnings – Healthy Congregations approved up to $1,500-$1,900 from the Sale of Church Property (SOCP) Church
   Development Fund for each congregation as a matching contribution for the New Beginnings assessment process. A
   congregation may submit an additional grant request if they are unable to afford their part.

3. Congregation Dev Grant Trabuco Presbyterian Church – Healthy Congregations recommended approval of up to $18,000 in
   matching funds (up to one half the costs) from the SOCP Church Development Fund for Injoy Consultants, the consultants that
   will guide Trabuco Presbyterian Church through its capital campaign process.

4. St. Peter’s Arabic-speaking Fellowship – Racial-Ethnic & New Church Development team (RE&NCD) approved up to $5,000 in
   vouchered expenses for ministry equipment, part of which could fund childcare staff. In addition a stipend of $1,000 per month
   plus Board of Pension (BOP) dues for 3 years partial position for temporary pastor. Total grant funding would be $41,000, to
   come from SOCP Church Development Funds M/P. Initial oversight team is Adel Malek, Bill McReynolds, Tom Cramer, Chris
   Grange, David Rhode, and Bill Welch.




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REPORT OF SCT    5. Bridgebuilders Training w Peter Steinke – Healthy Congregations team approved matching the cost of vouchered expenses
CONTINUED           for Tim McCalmont and Randy Steele to attend the “Bridge Builders” training w/ Peter Steinke in Minneapolis, MN, on August
                    27-29 for a total grant of $1,325/p. This grant is funded by the Sale of Church Properties Leadership Development Fund.

                                                   Other Items of note from SCT Meeting on May 10, 2012

                Report of the Administrative Commission for Getsemaní Worshipping Fellowship
                On behalf of the Administrative Commission for Getsemaní Worshipping Fellowship, Bill McReynolds reported that all is
                proceeding as planned.

                Sabbatical Plan for Steve Yamaguchi
                A written sabbatical plan for Steve Yamaguchi was given to all committee members as requested.

                Academy of Learning
                Lydia Sarandan presented a synopsis of the concept paper for the Academy of Learning, submitted to the SCT in April of 2012
                by Ann Oglesby-Edwards. Lydia will continue to dialogue with Ann about next steps with the hope of having a more concrete
                plan by September of 2012, including the forming of a task group to implement the plan. Information from session visitations
                could be very helpful in determining what congregations need in training.

                                       Motions for Council Review and/or Action from SCT Meeting on July 26, 2012

                          1.   Process for Selecting a Moderator of the SCT: SCT’s Coordinating Council will seek input regarding
                               candidates for the position of Moderator for the upcoming year and present a candidate for vote at the
                               November SCT meeting (Bill McReynolds) M/S/P.


                          2.   Policy for balance of Synod Stimulus Funds: The SCT recommends the following for approval by
                               Presbytery Council: The balance of the Synod Stimulus Funds will be placed into a restricted account
                               called “Missional Opportunities Fund,” and will be overseen and distributed by the SCT in a way
                               consistent with the missional objectives* of the SCT and the presbytery (John McKeague) M/S/P

                               *On 2/9/12, the SCT affirmed the following as PLR’s essential mission and SCT’s three priorities:
                               PLR’s Mission: Partnering together to foster effective missional congregations.

                               SCT Priorities:
                               1. Listen to congregations and communicate opportunities for networking and partnerships.
                               2. Assist congregations to develop leaders for effective ministry and mission.
                               3. Fund and foster experimentation, imagination, and creative ministry with missional potential.

                6. Getsemani Expenses: Empower the Racial-Ethnic & NCD network team (RE&NCD), in concert with the current
                   Administrative Commission for Getsemani, to work with Getsemani’s steering committee to determine the
                   appropriateness of funding on an interim basis, with specific requests for funds not to exceed $1,500 per month,
                   and to present a report of progress back to the SCT (Bill McReynolds)M/S/P. Source of funding is the SOCP
                   Church Development Fund.
                7. Extension of Village-San Clemente Partnership Agreement: To recommend to Council approval of an extension of
                   the Tri-Party Covenant Agreement between Village Presbyterian Church of Ladera Ranch and the San Clemente
                   Presbyterian Church until December 31, 2013. The original agreement was from February 22, 2011-June 30, 2012
                   (Bill McReynolds) M/S/P. Extended agreement available upon request.
                8. SCT Request for Disbursement Authority: The SCT recommends to Council that the SCT receive disbursement
                   authority for the balance of the Joining Hearts & Hands Fund, restricted for the use of supporting the Village
                   Presbyterian Church NCD*. Submitted by electronic vote on 7/30/12, to be ratified on 9/13/12.
                           *The motion is a technicality, but it gives the SCT disbursement authority for the balance of the Joining
                           Hearts & Hands Fund, the fund from which the Village Presbyterian Church NCD receives support from
                           Presbytery. Please note that the Joining Hearts & Hands Fund is a restricted fund of our presbytery, the
                           balance of which is restricted for the use of the Village Presbyterian Church NCD. The effect of this motion
                           is that SCT will not need Council’s approval to disburse the balance of the Joining Hearts & Hands Fund.
                Grant Requests:
                    The Worldwide Mission & Community Engagement network team (WM&CE) recommended approval of a grant in the
                    amount of $7,000 for Santa Ana First’s AMIGOS After-School Program. The WM&CE will confer with the Worldwide
                    Mission Partnership (WMP) as to which accounts should be used to provide for this grant (options: SOCP Church
                    Development Fund, WMP Undesignated Funds), perhaps drawing from the new Missional Opportunities Fund (see above)
                    and report back to the SCT regarding its recommendation M/P.
                Funding Requests from Network Teams:
                1. Healthy Congregations (HC) approved $916.00 for Jeff McCrory to attend the July 2012 Interim Training event at Zephyr
                   Point, CA. Funds for vouchered expenses will be drawn from the Sale of Church Property (SOCP) Leadership Development
                   account (unless funds are available in the SCT Budget Account for Leadership Development).
                2. HC approved up to $1,500 for expenses related to launching a Fresh Expression/New Worshipping Community by the Irvine
                   Presbyterian Church. Funds for vouchered expenses will be drawn from the Sale of Church Property (SOCP) Church
                   Development account (unless funds are available in the SCT Budget Account for Healthy Congregations).




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                                                                                                                                    Report of SCT
                                                                                                                                        continued
3. Christian Formation and Discipleship (CF&D) approved up to $1,500 for the purchase of an indigenous “music rattle” for the
   purpose of enhancing the worship of the growing youth fellowship at the Indonesian Presbyterian Church of Fullerton. Funds for
   vouchered expenses will be drawn from the Sale of Church Property (SOCP) Congregational Development account (unless funds
   are available in the SCT Budget Account for Healthy Congregations).
Other Items of note from SCT Meeting on July 26, 2012
1. Return Congregational and Partnership Development Grant Due Dates to 4/1 & 10/1 (as originally approved by the SCT on
   6/9/11) – It was suggested this would streamline the grant process and help congregations focus their thinking about grant
   applications. It was suggested by many that a response date from SCT should be implemented, whereby the applications will be
   responded to no later than the SCT meeting dates in May and November, and the response may include a request for further
   information or further questioning of the grant applicant.
2. Tom Cramer, Colette Cozean, and Judy Anderson will work on a Funding Request application form for requests not to exceed
   $1,500 that will be simpler than the Congregational and Partnership Development Grant Application. The Grant Application forms
   will also be updated.

         SCT Report to Council of Motions with Financial Impact
         Since last Meeting of Council on May 1, 2012

         SCT Approval Date:             05/10/12
         Purpose of Expense:            Berean Safari 2012
         Group Making Request:          WWMP
         Amount Requested:              $1,500
         Amount Approved:               up to $1,500
         Account Name/#:                Sale of Property Leadership Development Funds
         Council Concur Date:
         Distribution Date:         5/31/12
         Distribution Amount:       $1,500
         Comments/Motion:           M/S/A SCT will empower WWMP to select a representative and approve
                                    matching contribution for balance, or balance will come from other sources.
         _______________________________________________________________________
         SCT Approval Date:         05/10/12
         Purpose of Expense:        New Beginnings assessment for congregations
         Group Making Request:      Healthy Congregations Network Team
         Amount Requested:          $2,800-$3,800 each congregation
         Amount Approved:           $1,400-$1,900 each congregation
         Account Name/#:             Sale of Property Church Development Funds
         Distribution Date:
         Distribution Amount:
         Comments/Motion: M/S/P to approve up to $1,900 as half subsidy for any congregation wanting to use the New
         Beginnings assessment process.
         __________________________________________________

         SCT Approval Date:                       05/10/12
         Purpose of Expense:            Match cost of vouchered expenses for Tim McCalmont and Randy Steele to
                                        attend “Bridge Builders” training with Peter Steinke in Minneapolis, MN, August
                                        27-29.
         Group Making Request:          Healthy Congregations Network Team
         Amount Requested:              $1,325 each person, $2,650 total
         Amount Approved:               Up to $662.50 each, total $1,325
         Account Name/#:                Sale of Property Leadership Development Fund
         Distribution Date:             5/31/12
         Distribution Amount:           $1,325 total for two
         Comments/Motion:               M/S/P to approve matching funds up to $1,325 for both Tim and Randy to attend
         training.

         ____________________________________________________

         SCT Approval Date:                       05/10/12
         Purpose of Expense:            Injoy Consultants Grant Request from Trabuco Presbyterian Church, the
                                        consultants to guide Trabuco through a Capital Campaign process
         Group Making Request:          Trabuco Presbyterian Church
         Amount Requested:              $25,000
         Amount Approved:               Up to $18,000
         Account Name/#:                Sale of Property Church Development Fund
         Distribution Date:              5/21/12
         Distribution Amount:           $5,500 to date
         Comments/Motion:               M/S/P Healthy Congregations Network Team recommended to approve up to
                                        $18,000 matching funds (up to one half the costs) from the SOCP Church
                                        Development Funds to support Trabuco in using Injoy Consultants to develop a
                                        capital campaign



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REPORT OF SCT
CONTINUED       SCT Approval Date:      05/10/12
                Purpose of Expense:     Ministry equipment and stipend for St. Peter’s Arabic-speaking Fellowship
                Group Making Request:   SCT Racial-Ethnic & NCD Network Team
                Amount Requested:       $41,000
                Amount Approved:        Up to $41,000
                Account Name/#:         Sale of Property Church Development Funds
                Distribution Date:      6/1/12
                Distribution Amount:    $3,000 to date
                Comments/Motion:        M/S/P to approve up to $41,000 from SOCP Church Development Fund,
                                        $5,000 in vouchered expenses for ministry equipment, part of which could fund
                                        childcare staff, plus a stipend of $1,000 per month for 3 years partial position for
                                        temporary pastor.
                _______________________________________________________________________

                SCT Approval Date:           07/26/12
                Purpose of Expense:          Getsemani monthly Expenses
                Group Making Request:        Racial-Ethnic & NCD Network Team
                Amount Requested:            $1500.00 per month
                Amount Approved:             up to $1500.00 per month
                Account Name/#:               Sale of Property Church Development Funds
                Council Approval Date:
                Distribution Date:      Monthly
                Distribution Amount:     up to $450 monthly
                Comments/Motion:        Empower the Racial-Ethnic & NCD network team (RE&NCD), in concert with
                                        the current Administrative Commission for Getsemani, to work with
                                        Getsemani’s steering committee to determine the appropriateness of funding on
                                        an interim basis, with specific requests for funds not to exceed $1,500 per
                                        month, drawn from the Sale of Church Properties Church Development Funds,
                                        through December 2012, and to present a report of progress back to the SCT
                                        (Bill McReynolds) M/S/P
                __________________________________________________

                SCT Approval Date:           07/26/12
                Purpose of Expense:          Interim Training Jeff McCrory
                Group Making Request:        Healthy Congregations Network Team
                Amount Requested:            $916.00
                Amount Approved:             $916.00
                Account Name/#:               Sale of Church Property Leadership Development Funds
                Council Approval Date:
                Distribution Date:      8/17/12
                Distribution Amount:     $993.79*
                Comments/Motion:        Healthy Congregations Team (HC) approved Funds for vouchered expenses.
                                        Expenses will be drawn from the Sale of Church Property (SOCP) Leadership
                                        Development account (unless funds are available in the SCT Budget Account
                                        for Leadership Development). *Additional expenses for travel approved by
                                        Team via online vote.
                ______________________________________________________________________

                SCT Approval Date:           07/26/12
                Purpose of Expense:          Launch Fresh Expressions/ New Worshipping Community by Irvine
                Presbyterian Church
                Group Making Request:        Healthy Congregations Network Team
                Amount Requested:            $1500.00
                Amount Approved:             up to $1500.00
                Account Name/#:               Sale of Property Church Development Funds
                Council Approval Date:
                Distribution Date:
                Distribution Amount:
                Comments/Motion:             Approved by HC Team for vouchered expenses.

                __________________________________________________________

                SCT Approval Date:            07/26/12
                Purpose of Expense:           Purchase Indigenous “music rattle” for enhancing worship, Indonesian
                Presbyterian Church, Fullerton
                Group Making Request:         Christian Formation and Discipleship Network Team
                Amount Requested:             $1500.00
                Amount Approved:              up to $1500.00
                Account Name/#:               Sale of Property Church Development Funds
                Distribution Date:
                Distribution Amount:
                Comments/Motion:              Approved by Team for vouchered expenses to purchase music rattle. Funds will
                                              be used from SCT Budget Account for Healthy Congregations if available.


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                                                                                                                   CANDIE
                                                                                                                BLANKMAN
18. (COM) Voted to validate the call of the Rev. Candie Blankman as Associate Pastor of San Clemente
    Presbyterian Church and approve the terms of call.
                                                                                                            NOM REPORT
                                    COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS
On motion by T/E Emily McColl, and there being no nominations from the floor, Presbytery voted to elect
the following and receive the resignations as listed:
                                                                                                               ELECTED TO
                                                                                                              COMMITTEES
        NOMINATIONS                      CLASS           COMMITTEE
        Rv. Bryan Eckelmann              2014            Presbytery Council
        Don Roberson                     2013            Committee on Ministry
        Harriet Hughes                   2014            Committee on Ministry
        Rv. Steve Wright                 2014            Strategic Coordinating Team
        Rv. Lissa Smith                  2014            Strategic Coordinating Team
        Caroyn Knutson                   2013            Committee on Nominations
        Joan Torribio                    2014            Committee on Nominations
        Betsy Azariah                    2015            Sexual Misconduct Response Team
        Howard Prol                      2015            Sexual Misconduct Response Team
        Susan Thornton                   2015            Sexual Misconduct Response Team
        Claron Anderson                  2014            Trustees

        RESIGNATIONS                                                                                         RESIGNATIONS
        Lynn Taylor                      2014            Strategic Coordinating Team
        Daryl Hansen                     2014            Permanent Judicial Commission

Vice Moderator Leanne Strommen called on R/E John Griffin for the report of the Committee on Ministry

                                       COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY                                                  COM REPORT

It was M/P to approve the call of T/E Chris Pritchett as Associate Pastor of Mission Viejo, Church of the           CHRIS
Master. T/E Pritchett has been serving as Interim Associate, by this motion presbytery invokes G-2.0504c        PRITCHETT
“Exceptions” allowing him to serve as next installed associate pastor.
                                                                                                              CPM REPORT
                           COMMITTEE ON PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY
Committee chair R/E Chuck Wakamoto, on behalf of the CPM, called on the following individually to be
examined.
                                                                                                             MOVING FROM
                                                                                                             INQUIRERS TO
        M/P Renee Coffman-Chavez, a member of San Clemente Presbyterian Church                                CANDIDATES
        M/P Chelsea Leitcher, a member of Irvine Presbyterian Church
        M/P Kwan Park, a member of Shin Il Presbyterian Church, Norwalk
                                                                                                             RENEE CHAVEZ
                                                                                                                  CHELSEA
    Each was examined by the presbytery as to their Christian faith, forms of Christian service                  LEITCHER
    undertaken, and motives for seeking the ministry. In separate motions it was M/P to transfer Renee      AND KWAN PARK
    Coffman-Chavez, Chelsea Leitcher, and Kwan Park from the status of inquirer and receive them as
    candidates.

Vice Moderator Strommen asked the constitutional questions which all three answered in the affirmative.
Mr. Wakamoto led the assembly in prayer for the three candidates.

For your information . . .                                                                                        ANNUAL
CPM reviewed and approved Annual Consultation Reports, continuing them in the process, for the              CONSULTATIONS
following: 1) Candidate Allison Becker; and 2) Inquirer Evan Amo. A copy of their Report will be sent to
their Clerk of Session and to their seminary (if appropriate).
                                                                                                             FINANCIAL AID
CPM approved distribution of $2,500 for financial aid.

Moderator Kirk Winslow called on T/E Tom Cramer for his report.




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REPORT OF
ASSOCIATE
PRESBYTERY                                   REPORT OF ASSOCIATE PRESBYTERY PASTOR
PASTOR
                    Associate Presbytery Pastor Tom Cramer asked assembly to keep Steve Yamaguchi in their prayers
                    during this time of sabbatical. He presented the booklet 30 Days of Mission: Stories and Devotions: an
                    exciting way to hear the good news of Los Ranchos churches doing mission in their communities and
                    throughout the world. What we’ve captured in one book is a compilation of these stories, a
                    tremendously exciting moment for our churches to be united in prayer with each other like never
                    before. He encouraged presbyters to take booklets to share to share with their communities.

                    T/E Cramer also announced that “there are grants available through SCT and we want you to take
                    advantage of these opportunities.” Next Congregational and Partnership Grant applications are due
                             st
                    October 1 .

                    Cramer also reflected that some of our congregations are exploding with new disciples; other churches
                    feel stuck; and seven of our congregations have taken the bold step to use the New Beginnings
                    process to write their future story and to become crystal clear about their vision: Placentia
                    Presbyterian; Community, La Mirada; Geneva, Laguna Hills; First, Orange; Whittier Presbyterian; First,
                    Downey; and St. Mark, Newport Beach. It’s no good to have a strategic plan if you don’t have a
                    profound sense of commitment to where you are headed.

                    A principle we committed to in our Odyssey design is adaptive change – we need to remind ourselves
                    that adaptive change always includes changing values, habits, and behaviors. We are never done with
                    learning new skills and changing our behaviors.

                    Cramer also spoke about the movement orchestrated by the PC(USA) Office of Church Growth and
                    Evangelism to begin 1001 new worshipping communities – a few of the leading new worshipping
                    communities are in our presbytery. How do we begin to reach others to make new disciples? Thankful
                    that we have Craig Williams who is a resource for us in this movement.

                    Keep T/E Ray Heer (HR), first executive presbyter of this presbytery, in your prayers. Rev. Heer fell
                    and broke his femur and was not doing well in hospital. Also, T/E Tony Lugo (HR) who recently had
                    back surgery.

COUNCIL REPORT                                              REPORT OF COUNCIL
                    2013-2014 Proposed Budgets
PROPOSED BUDGETS    A First Draft was distributed for a first reading and information only. Some presbyters attended the two
                    sessions of open space dedicated to the proposed budgets.
PER CAPITA          M/S/P to postpone definitely to November the vote to increase per capita from $16 to $18. (Yes 96/No
INCREASE
POSTPONED
                    46)
LRP 5TH IN MOST                                                                                                         th
GIVING
                    Tom lifted up for presbyters to see the award presented to Los Ranchos Presbytery for coming in 5 in
                    “most giving.”

PROPERTY            Property Procedures
PROCEDURS           M/P to approve the request of Christ Presbyterian Church, Lakewood, Session to withdraw “A Process
                    for Discerning God’s Will in Covenant Community.”
EQUITABLE PROCESS
GUIDELINES          M/S/P to postpone indefinitely the First Reading of “Equitable Process Guidelines.” Doug Rumford read
POSTPONED           his reasons for postponing the “equitable process” guidelines.

                    It was M/S/P to authorize the Strategic Coordinating Team to develop initial recommendations for a
SCT CHARGED TO      process and guidelines for discernment of the heart of our congregations and our Presbytery in this
RECOMMEND ON
                    time. These recommendations will be brought to the Presbytery at the November 2012 meeting. The
                    process will address how to equip congregations and the Presbytery:




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                                                                                                               SCT CHARGED
          To define and actively pursue our missional purpose                                                   CONTINUED

          To develop theological clarity on the issues that both inspire and challenge our ministry
             together
          To explore and define the nature of our connectionalism and ecumenical cooperation in new
             ways
          To explore and clarify the purpose of the presbytery in this new environment
          To suggest ways that congregations can discern their call, including the possibilities of
             reaffirming their commitment to the PC(USA) or seeking alignment with other denominations.
   Affirm that PLR congregations and pastors are encouraged to have these open conversations within
    and among themselves on all issues without fear of negative repercussions as we want to cultivate
    trust through transparency.

RATIONALE FOR AUTHORIZIN THE STRATEGIC COORDINATING TEAM:

   SCT is the team charged with the care of congregations and developing healthy congregations,
    racial-ethnic congregations, and new church developments.
   It is a diverse group, nominated and elected by this Presbytery and representative of the breadth of
    our presbytery.
   SCT as a team has a high level of trust and respect for each other
   SCT has already dealt with a number of challenges with congregations
   SCT is developing deepening relationships with our congregations and has begun a program of
    visiting them.
   SCT has already begun to encourage congregations in discernment explorations like this through
    programs like New Beginnings.

The Sale of Property Distribution Policy was distributed for information only.
                                                                                                             ADMINISTRATIVE
                     ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION – ANAHEIM KOREAN PC                                              COMMISSION
Request from Administrative Commission appointed for Anaheim Korean Presbyterian Church:                           ANAHEIM
1) Because the presbytery has been involved since March in trying to assist the session in resolving a              KOREAN
   personnel issue with the Music Conductor/Director of that church per provision of G-3.0303d(1) (2)
   (3); and
2) Because an Administrative Commission was properly formed in May under the provisions of G-
   3.0109b and charged with the responsibilities enumerated in G-3.0109b (5);
3) Because certain members of the session have taken action to file a complaint with the Synod against
   the Administrative Commission alleging the administrative commission improperly terminated the
   Music Conductor/Director;
4) Because the Commission itself did not dismiss the Music Conductor/ Director but rather sought to
   help the session reach a decision regarding an impasse that meets the threshold language of G-
   3.0303e “After a thorough investigation, and after full opportunity to be heard has been accorded to
   the session, the presbytery may conclude that the session of a congregation is unable or unwilling to
   manage wisely its affairs and may appoint a commission with the full power of session”
5) Because this congregation has dismissed three pastors in the past five years;
6) And because the Administrative Commission anticipates additional complaints and potential legal
   action against the presbytery (such action has been threatened in writing)

THEREFORE
The administrative commission elected for working with the Anaheim Korean Presbyterian Church
advises the presbytery of Los Ranchos that is assuming original jurisdiction of the session of Anaheim
Korean Presbyterian Church solely for the purpose of resolving the question of the relationship between
the music conductor/director and the church in a manner consistent with G-3.0109*.

Further, it is putting the session on notice that it may assume original jurisdiction for other matters in
which it determines the “session cannot exercise its authority” and is “unable or unwilling to manage
wisely its affairs” (G-3.0303e).




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ANAHEIM KOREAN    In addition, it advises the presbytery that it wishes to modify the original commission to direct that one
A. C. CONTINUED
                  member of the commission serve as an observer to the congregation’s nominating committee and to
                  report back to the administrative commission if the nominating committee attempts to take putative
                  action against any present member of session—or attempts to nominate only members who are in
                  public opposition to the pastor. In doing so, it advises the presbytery that it
                  will incur expenses for contracting with a translator not affiliated with any of the parties in order to
                  provide the Administrative Commission members an accurate translation of the conduct of business.

                  M/P granted permission to expand the commission by adding the following two members: Elder Paul
                  Kim, member of the Commission, is required by his work to spend extended time in Korea—and the
                  Commission anticipates the need to monitor Sunday morning worship on an “as needed” basis,
                  requiring an additional ruling elder member.

                  Teaching Elder Mark Hong, Moderator

                  *G-3.0109, final paragraph: “When an administrative commission has been designated to settle
                  differences within a particular organization or council, it shall, before making its decision final, afford to
                  all persons affected by its decision fair notice and an opportunity to be heard on matters at issue.”

                  Background:
                  At the May meeting of the presbytery, a motion from the Committee on Ministry regarding formation of
                  an Administration Commission for Anaheim Korean Presbyterian Church was approved by the
                  presbytery. It called for three members with the task of resolving the dispute regarding the church’s
                  Music Conductor which had been continuing for several months.

                  Between May and July, the session continued to be deadlocked 3-3 on the matter of firing the music
                  conductor. The original commission was unable to respond to the growing conflict in the church. This
                  led to the recommendation from the Administrative Commission to the Council to expand the
                  Commission to five individuals but to keep the same commission. The Council approved this
                  recommendation by electronic vote. Per Standing Rule requirements regarding actions taken between
                  meetings of presbytery, the Council reports that action.

                  Pursuant to authority of Council to act as presbytery (with commission powers) between meetings of
                  presbytery, I am requesting that the Council elect the following four individuals to the Anaheim Korean
                  Administrative Commission:
                          TE Mark Hong
                          TE Cheryl Raine
                          RE John Griffin
                          RE Paul Kim

                  A fifth person has been asked to serve but has not yet confirmed; Ruling Elder Jim Perkins later
                  confirmed.

                  Rationale: The original Administrative Commission for Anaheim Korean was never able to function—
                  and it now appears the situation is a bit more complex than first anticipated. (e.g. individuals involved in
                  removal of recent pastors have surfaced as movers in the present discord; it was just discovered they
                  have applied for an additional $100,000 loan from PILP without seeking Trustees approval; there are
                  now written concerns about the pastor’s leadership that COM will need to address; etc.) As a
                  consequence, the Commission will need to be expanded to five individuals, but keeping the same
                  commission: to resolve the Music Conductor issue and appoint a moderator to the congregational
                  nominating committee—including assuming original jurisdiction if needed.

                  Original Commission approved May 24, 2012:
                  “That the Presbytery appoint a three-person Administrative Commission with the authority to assume
                  original jurisdiction of Anaheim Korean Presbyterian Church, and to conclude all business related to
                  the Music director/conductor and to serve on the Nominating Committee for election of elders.
                  Administrative Commission: Mark Hong, Duncan McColl, and Candie Blankman”



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                    PROBABLE PERMANENT JUDICIAL COMMISSION DECISION                                          PJC DECISION
The Permanent Judicial Commission did meet at 4:30 p.m. today and reviewed an arrangement;
decision will be read at the November meeting because it is appropriate that the congregation hear the
decision before the presbytery.
                                                                                                           REPORT OF FFTF
                        REPORT OF FINANCIAL FUTURE TASK FORCE (FFTF)
After reflecting on the proposal and retreat experience (May 12, 2012) with co-consultants Nina Lau-
Branson and Craig Van Gelder—comparing expectations with outcomes—the task force voted to
decline the proposal from the co-consultants (dated June 25, 2012) at this time.

FFTF voted to implement the following steps in order to carry out the task force’s commission:

    1. Clarify the entire scope of the presbytery’s financial resources/assets, including General
       Mission Giving (presbytery’s share), Per Capita, Investment Income, Grants and Other Income,
       Restricted Funds, and Sale of Church Properties Fund.

    2. Clarify the presbytery’s liabilities, including outstanding loans and contingent liabilities.

    3. Create a financial report detailing the history of the Sale of Church Properties Fund since its
       inception, including expenditures by category (categories are: Church Development, Pastors’
       Compensation, Leadership Development, Building/Deferred Maintenance).

    4. Based on historical figures since “flipping the presbytery,” determine the current total cost of
       operating the presbytery, including all presbytery-supported partnerships, New Church
       Developments, worshipping fellowships, and use of contract staff. This total shall include the
       use of monies from General Mission Giving, Per Capita, Investment Income, Grants and Other
       Income, Restricted Funds, and Sale of Church Properties Fund.

    5. Determine the alignment between the presbytery’s use of resources/assets and our Los
       Ranchos’ stated mission.

    6. After completing the above items (estimated: October 31, 2012), the task force will identify
       other actions to bring to presbytery for its consideration, and if necessary, approval.

The task force reflected on its commission assigned by the presbytery* on November 17, 2011, and
February 23, 2012, noting the following:
    Our role can be expressed by two questions: What are the presbytery’s financial
    responsibilities/obligations? And, What are the presbytery’s financial resources/assets to do the
    ministry and mission we feel called to do? We are charged with eliminating old ways of viewing our
    resources/assets that no longer fit our presbytery’s current mission design and ministry context and
    creating new ways that do.
The next meeting of the task force is scheduled for Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 12:00–1:30 PM in
the presbytery office.

*Role of Task Force as Defined by Presbytery
    Flipping the Presbytery Finances (February 23, 2012, Minutes, p. 4866)
    Rev. Yamaguchi gave some history on the process to “Flip the Presbytery” and the valuable
    expertise provided by Jill Hudson for that team. Now in “Flipping the Presbytery Finances” Nina
    Lau Branson, teacher and counselor will be a valuable source for the new team. He expressed his
    gratitude to the six people that have agreed to serve on the team to flip the finances – something
    the Trustees have been pressing for.

    It was voted to elect the following individuals to the “Flipping the Presbytery Finances” team:
        John Lehman (RE), St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach
        Leanne Strommen (TE), Geneva Presbyterian Church, Laguna Hills
        Lanny Hawkinson (RE), Community Presbyterian Church of La Mirada
        Cheryl Raine (TE), First Presbyterian Church, Garden Grove
        David Morse (RE), Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Santa Ana
        Cheryl France-Moran (RE), San Clemente Presbyterian Church


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REPORT OF FFTF       Council also authorized requesting from SCT up to $5000 from Synod Stimulus Funds for
CONTINUED
                     contracting with a resource consultant for this group.

                     2012-2013 Budget (from November 17, 2011, Minutes, p.4852)
                     Council has decided to postpone approval of the budget to the February presbytery meeting. No
                     objection registered.

                     Rev. Yamaguchi invited Rev. Cheryl Raine to present the budgets. She pointed out that “72% of
                     our churches are helping to fund Presbytery program and expenses. Between 2008 and 2009
                     giving dropped by 40%. If you look at 2010 and 2011 we are looking at an increase.”

                     Presbyters were given time to voice their questions, concerns, and ideas. It was voted to create
                     the Task Force to look at the finances, flipping the finances, and attend Bill Enright’s seminar.

                     Council voted to form a Task Force to address the question “how does a flipped presbytery
                     function financially?” which will be nominated by Steve Yamaguchi, Kirk Winslow, Kathy Sizer, and
                     the newly elected Moderator-Elect, whose work begins now and Committee on Nominations to
                     bring the additional names to the February meeting of the presbytery.
THANKS TO HOST
CHURCH                                         THANKS TO HOST CHURCH AND ADJOURN
                 There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:31 p.m. Rev. Kirk Winslow thanked
ADJOURNMENT
                 Trinity United for their hospitality and the use of their facilities. Rev. Winslow closed the meeting with
                 prayer.




                                                                   ____________________________________________
    ELVIRA G. ORTEZ, MINUTE CLERK                                       W.KEITH GECKELER, STATED CLERK




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