Board of Directors
Our belief and our practice is that the Board of Directors are a reflection of our church’s membership. The individuals serving on the Board of Directors are elected by the church to serve in a position of great importance and responsibility. The Board of Directors has charge of all matters pertaining to the documents of legal organization and incorporation, church property, risk management, and physical and financial affairs of the church. The Board of Directors is responsible for collecting and disbursing funds, keeping adequate church records, and making timely reports to the congregation and the denomination.
Current Board Members:
Michael first attended services at PPMCC in August 2009, and he began attending regularly in January 2010 and became a member in March 2010. He volunteered around the church in several ways after becoming a member, including serving on the Usher/Greeter Team, the Lector Team, the Sound Team, and the Prayer Ministry Team. He was elected to the Board of Directors in January 2011. Michael is a Senior Manager with Verizon, and he has been with MCI/WorldCom/Verizon for 27 years.
Michelle Loretan, Treasurer
Michelle joined PPMCC in 2012, and she began her service on the Board of Directors in January of 2014. Michelle works in leadership at T. Rowe Price in Colorado Springs, and volunteers with local animal rescues.
Angela Prochnow, Clerk
Angie has been a member of PPMCC for many years, and she has been involved with various ministries over that time. However, she is currently serving in her first term on the Board of Directors after being elected in November of 2011. Angie works as a school administrator, and she is a strong leader. She also has a great sense of humor that she interjects at just the right time in our Board meetings.
Frank Mazella, Member-at-Large
Frank has been a member of PPMCC for several years, and he is currently serving in his first year on the Board. Frank has also served on the Lector and Sound teams. He works for Current Catalog and is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco Giants fan. He lives in Colorado Springs with his Husband John, and the newest addition to their family, their dog, Buster.
Role of the Board
The Board of Directors assumes the role of executor of the Bylaws. As such, some of the duties of the Board should include, but not be limited to:
- Establish the church’s Standard Operating Procedures.
- Prepare an annual operating budget for congregational approval.
- Respect the confidentiality of certain discussions, decisions, and information.
- Develop, along with the Pastor, a covenant between the Pastor and the church. The covenant shall include a job description and address such matters as compensation that is consistent with equitable local standards, benefits, allowances, and leave.
- Conduct the Annual Report and Audit.
The PPMCC Board of Directors consists six members, not including the Pastor who permanently sits on the Board. Each member serves a three-year term, and two of the six Board positions are elected annually so that the seats on the Board are staggered. There are no term limits for members. Once the election of the Board has been completed by the congregation, an election of officers will be conducted at the first Board meeting of each year.
Within the Board, representatives are required to abide by the protocols of church governance.
A Board member must:
- Attend all church Board meetings; must attend on time and remain for the completion of the full agenda.
- Respect the confidentiality of certain discussions, decisions and information.
- Recognize that the Board Meeting is not a personal forum but an obligation to represent the congregation. Also, even though a Board member may disagree on a position or motion made by the Board, once it is passed, it becomes the ownership of the entire Board.
- Develop, along with the Pastor, a covenant between the Pastor and the church. The covenant shall include a job description and address such matters as compensation that is consistent with equitable local standards, benefits, allowances, and leave. All provisions of the covenant shall be subordinate to the Bylaws of the UFMCC.
- Conduct the Annual Report and Audit.
Based on PPMCC’s current size, we have two members who serve as Lay Delegates (each MCC congregation gets one delegate for every 100 members). Our Lay Delegates are elected every three years at our annual Congregational Meeting following each General Conference of the MCC Denomination.
Duties of the Lay Delegates
The Lay Delegates represent the congregation by voting at MCC Denominational General Conferences and communicate with the congregation regarding denominational concerns and policies.
Current Lay Delegate:
Jonelle Neighbor has been with MCC both at the denominational level and at the congregational level for a total of 34 years. Since 1987, she has been a member of Pikes Peak MCC, and she was elected as Lay Delegate in 2013 after taking a term off. She lives in Colorado Springs with her four legged pets.