Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
Grace Rivers Development
History Made – October 22, 2008!
On Tuesday evening, our Steering Committee met to make some very important progress in the development of Grace Rivers. The most effecient way for me to include you in on this event is to present to you the first formal minutes of Grace Rivers Ministry.
Steering Committee Members Present
- Phil Mischke
- Randall Johnson
- Scott Bailey
- Mark McKee
- Phil Bollinger
- John Smid
Members Not Present
- Charles Horton
Purpose of the Meeting
This meeting was held to discuss and establish the corporation of Grace Rivers Ministry. This is the first official meeting of Grace Rivers. The meeting was held at the Grace Rivers Office, 8020 Poplar Pike, in Germantown, TN 38138 at 7:00 PM.
Mark McKee opened in prayer.
Phil Mischke made the motion to establish Grace Rivers as a 501(c)3 corporation. This motion was second by Randall Johnson and the motion was passed unanimously. The decision was made to use The Foundation Group to assist in the application process for the state corporation and the 501(c)3 non-profit application.
Phil Mischke made the motion to establish three men as the first official Board of Directors for Grace Rivers. This included Mark McKee, Randall Johnson and John J. Smid. Phil Bollinger second the motion and the motion was passed unanimously.
Phil Mischke made the motion to elect John J. Smid as the Chairman, Mark McKee as the Vice Chair, and Randall Johnson as the Secretary. Scott Bailey second the motion and the motion was passed unanimously.
Randall Johnson made the motion to hire John J. Smid as the first Executive Director for Grace Rivers Ministry. Phil Mischke second the motion and the motion was passed unanimously. The compensation package will be established at a later date.
Randall Johnson made the motion to accept the first preliminary budget for 2008, 2009, and 2010 to be presented to The Foundation Group for the application for the 501(c)3 status. Phil Mischke second that motion and the motion was passed unanimously.
The meeting was closed in prayer by John Smid.
I couldn’t be more thrilled to have these men commit their valuable time in assisting in the development of Grace Rivers. This team will continue to meet with the official board until the foundation is complete.
Please pray for:
- God’s continued work through the Grace Rivers Steering Committee.
- For successful completion of the applications for non-profit status.
- God’s further development of the GR Team
- Financial preparation and provision for our next few months of operation