To learn more about Policy Governance and to review all current policies that govern All Souls Church please visit our Policy Page.
Nine trustees (a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and five other trustees) serve three-year terms on the church’s board; each year, some cycle off and others are elected in their place. The trustees represent the congregation. Read more here.
Six officers are elected each year to fill functions necessary to smooth operation of the church: a moderator, a treasurer and assistant treasurer, a secretary and assistant secretary, and a membership secretary. Read more here.
The Church Council is the collection of all lay leaders of the church, including representatives from all of the church’s ministries and groups. The Council meets twice each year to check in, learn from each other, and explore aspects of church governance. Learn more about the Council here.
The LDNC is a collegial group of seven members who enjoy recruiting lay leaders to serve as trustees and officers. We are passionate about All Souls and its mission. Read more here
Last church year, in addition to our busy recruiting season, the LDNC convened a working group to study All Souls’ nominating-and-leadership-related bylaws. The committee made several suggestions that will improve leadership development and trustee recruitment. The board recommended that the congregation approve some of these recommendations, and will consider the remainder of our suggestions as part of a comprehensive bylaws review this year. Learn more about our bylaws recommendations in this report to the congregation.
The CRR, using the church’s Covenant of Right Relations as its foundational document, deals with conflicts with the congregation and between congregation and staff. Read about Right Relations here.
The Board of Trustees Security Committee is looking for your feedback. The Committee is in the initial phases of developing a security policy that will encompass the physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being of the All Souls community. This survey, which is only the first of many ways the Security Committee will engage the congregation over the next few months, gathers information on where we are now and identifies people who want to be involved in this very important effort. We fully expect that our individual and collective views will evolve through this process of information gathering, and your voice is very important to the creation of a policy that will support a safe and welcoming space for everyone when we gather again. Learn more about the Security Committee.
Once each year, the congregation gathers to hear a report on the state of the church, elect new trustees and officers, and approve next year’s budget. They may also vote on bylaws changes and other matters concerning the governance of the church.
2023 Congregational Meeting – Sunday, June 4, 2023
Audits have been conducted biannually. The most recent audit is listed below.
Bylaws Review Team – The recommended changes to the bylaws will be voted on during the June 4, 2023 annual meeting.