The 2020 Annual Congregational Meeting is Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. We invite members and non-members to attend this meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to vote on open positions on the Board of Deacons and Permanent Committees (Nominating, Personnel, Finance and Property Committees), as specified in our Bylaws. Everyone will receive a ballot and is encouraged to give us their feedback. However, only members’ votes will be counted. We ask you to pray diligently for this meeting.
If you are requesting new business, please present the request in writing to the church clerk, Karen Douglas, by Tuesday, October 27, 2020 as stipulated in the Bylaws.
TOWN HALL MEETING
The Board of Deacons will host a town hall meeting to give the congregation ample time to ask questions about the nominees and church business. This enables us to complete the Congregational Meeting efficiently. We strongly encourage you to attend if you have questions. The Town Hall Meeting will be held on Sunday, November 8 via Zoom, 12:30 p.m.
Our Bylaws include these voting requirements:
- A quorum is required for the vote to take place. Twenty (20) percent of active church members must be present to form a quorum.
- Deacons must be affirmed by no less than 80% of the votes cast by the members present in the quorum at the business meeting.
- If a person nominated for the role of Deacon does not garner 80% he is not considered affirmed by the congregation and may not assume the role. A new nominee will be presented at the next business meeting.
- Permanent committee members (Nominating, Personnel, Finance and Property Committees) are elected by majority vote.
|PERSONNEL COMMITTEE NOMINEES – 1 OPENING|
Katharine has attended BVBC for about four years and became a member in 2020. She serves as a greeter at the front door of the church building. She and her husband Rob have four adult children. Katharine handles the administration for the family business, Chadds Ford Tree Service. She wants to serve on the Personnel Committee to use her gift of encouragement and is passionate about meeting people and welcoming them.
Kendra has attended BVBC since 2014 and has been a member for three years. She has served in children’s ministry by teaching class, leading in Awana and assisting in Big 3. Kendra is also active in the women’s ministry and hosts small groups. Her 10-year-old daughter participates in the children’s ministry. Kendra works in HR management. She wants to serve on the Personnel Committee because the people who asked her to serve believe she would be a good fit.
|Current members who remain on the Personnel Committee are: Jim Blosser, Vicki Kugelberg, Willie Mah and Steve Taylor.
|FINANCE COMMITTEE NOMINEES – 1 OPENING|
Kendal has attended BVBC for 10 years and been a member for five. He serves on the worship team and as a family small group leader. Kendal and his wife Robin have three daughters ages 11-13. He works as a data management executive for a bank. Kendal wants to serve on the Finance Committee because God is leading him to more active leadership within the church, utilizing his background and skills in finance.
Mike has attended BVBC for three years and became a member in 2019. Mike and his wife Megan have three children ages 1-7. He is the operator of the Chick-fil-A in the Concord Mall. He is excited to serve on the Finance Committee because he has a heart for being a faithful steward of the resources that God entrusts to the church.
|Current members who remain on the Finance Committee are: Kevin Dombrowski, Craig Montgomery and Sam Waltz.|
|NOMINATING COMMITTEE NOMINEES – 4 OPENINGS|
Courtenay has been a member of BVBC for over 30 years. She’s served in MOPS leadership, women’s Bible study, as VBS photographer and currently serves on the worship team. Courtenay and her husband Denny have three children ages 13-18. She is a physical therapist at AI duPont Hospital. Serving on the Nominating Committee is a great way to bring together her knowledge of BVBC and support the future direction of the church.
Carrie has attended BVBC for 11 years and been a member for seven. She has served as a student small group leader for 10 years and has participated in a ladies Bible Study. Carrie and her husband Tracy have four adult sons. She is happy to serve on the Nominating Committee because she has been blessed to get to know many people in our church and God calls us to serve in the areas He designed us for.
Rob has attended BVBC for about three years and became a member in 2020. He serves as a greeter at the front door of the church building. He and his wife Katharine have four adult children. Rob is the owner and operator of a tree service business. He wants to serve on the Nominating Committee because becoming a church member means he is ready to take on more responsibility and serve the church family.
Bill has attended BVBC for five years and has been a member for two. This role will be Bill’s first time serving at BVBC although he served in many roles at his previous church. He and his wife Betty have two adult daughters. Bill currently teaches MBA classes at Temple University after leading global businesses of engineered products and chemicals. Bill wants to serve on the Nominating Committee to deepen his relationship with BVBC.
Dan has attended BVBC for nine years and has been a member for one. Dan serves as an usher on Sunday mornings and volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House a few days a week. He has two adult daughters. Dan has retired from logistics and operations but currently is a part-time fitness instructor at the YMCA. He wants to serve on the Nominating Committee to increase his service at BVBC.
|Kathleen Van Every
Kathleen has been a member of BVBC for over 30 years. She has served with MOPS, Awana, as a small group leader, and currently serves with ESL. She and her husband Ken have two adult children. Kathleen works as a writing tutor and a dyslexia reading tutor. Kathleen wants to serve on the Nominating Committee because she enjoys meeting people, connecting with them, and exploring where they can apply their skill set.
Bill has been a member of BVBC for 15 years. He serves as an usher and on the visual media team. Bill and his wife Lynn have two college-age daughters. He works as a scientist/project manager. Bill wants to serve on the Nominating Committee to be more involved in the church and increase his service.
|Current member who remains on the Nominating Committee is: Cynthia Brown.|
|BOARD OF DEACONS – 3 OPENINGS|
Ryan Hayes has been a member of BVBC for four years and has attended BVBC for eight years. He has served in the student ministry as a small group leader for seven years. Ryan and his wife Katy have been married for four years. He is self-employed. Ryan wants to serve as a Deacon because he cares deeply about our church and is happy to serve wherever the Lord leads.
Chris is nominated to serve his second consecutive term as Deacon. Chris has attended and been a member of BVBC for more than 20 years. He has served as a Deacon, small group leader, usher, and served on committees. Chris and his wife Shannon have two adult sons. He works as an architect. Chris wants to serve as a Deacon because he values the positive ways our church has impacted his life.
Craig has attended and been a member of BVBC for 12 years and has attended for 19 years. He has served as a teacher in Young Married Life and Homebuilders and served on the Nominating Committee, Finance Committee, and the Board of Deacons. Craig and his wife Julie have two children. He works as an insurance professional. Craig wants to serve as a Deacon because of his deep love for the church globally and deep love for the church family that is BVBC.
|Current Deacons remaining on the board are: Bradley Aulick, Creighton Anderson, Roger Davis, Tim Houseal, Mark Horne, Willie Mah, Brandon Ontjes, Phil Woodworth and Ralph Zwakenberg.|
PROPERTY COMMITTEE – NO OPENINGS
The Property Committee has no vacant positions to fill. The members of the Property Committee are: Drew Biasotto, Alan Steinle, Tena Taylor and Pete Zuber.