Property

Report to the 2017 Synod Assembly

This committee is charged with the oversight, maintenance and use of synod property including land, buildings and other physical assets.

Oversight
After the completion of the HVAC upgrade to the building complex, a major issue was discovered in late 2016 affecting the resource center. Our primary concern was the health and safety of our staff and visitors. The committee took steps to order testing of the air, and mold was found. Over the course of weeks, mitigation took place, with the final test being done at the writing of this report.

Maintenance
The committee works with various vendors and contractors to ensure the best stewardship of our resources in the synod.

Use of physical assets
In July of 2016, the committee met with “Architectural Innovations” to go over some plans for the building in the near future. This is part of the ongoing discussion of the study that was started in 2014. The committee will continue this work into the future as our synod property serves the mission into the 21st century.

All of these happenings are reported to the Synod Council on a regular basis, with updates about projects as needed.

This year this committee lost not only a chairperson but a dear friend and leader to us all, Pastor George Mendis. This committee strives to honor his legacy and the mission of Christ each day.

Committee Members

Chairperson:  (vacancy)
Secretary: Pastor James Arter III
Synod Council Representative:  (vacancy)
Clergy:  Pastor Paul L. Lubold; Pastor Matthew Stabe
Laypersons:  Thomas H. Beecher; Jerry Lynn; Eric Damon; Sylvia K. Lynn
Staff:  The Rev. Peter D. Asplin, Assistant to the Bishop; Robert J. Cairns, Synod Accountant