Governing Board


The Governing Board (i.e. the board) at Salem UMC is the administrative/governing body of the church.  In the polity (i.e. structure/governance) of the United Methodist Church, the Governing Board is amenable to the Charge Conference and encompasses all the duties of the Administrative Board/Church Council, Finance Committee, Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee, and the Board of Trustees.  This 11 member board oversees the mission of the church while protecting the people and property associated with Salem UMC and provides an accountable structure to the pastor who stewards the vision of the church and provides leadership to staff and ministry teams that work to accomplish that vision.  All meetings of the Governing Board are open to the public, but only those holding office on the board have voice and vote.  This page will provide for the board the venue for public notice of meetings, agendas, and minutes of meetings.  If you have further questions about the Governing Board please contact the church office.

Meeting Dates 

All meetings of the Salem UMC Governing Board are open to the public with the exception of executive sessions of the board.  We ask that all participants follow the standing rules of the board.

January 7, 2017 – Governing Board Training/Organizational Retreat
January 11, 2017 – Youth, Parent, and Governing Board Meeting 5 PM in the Youth Room
April 17, 2017 7:00 PM
July 17, 2017 7:00 PM
October 16, 2017 7:00 PM
December 18, 2017 7:00 PM

Agendas/Board Packets

Board Packet for Board Retreat meeting January 8-10, 2016
Board Packet for January 24, 2016 (Special Session)
Board Packet for February 1, 2016
Board Packet for March 21, 2016
Board Packet for April 18, 2016
Board Packet for May 16, 2016
Board Packet for August 8, 2016
Board Packet for September 19, 2016 
Board Packet for October 17, 2016
Board Packet for November 28, 2016
Board Packet for January 7, 2017, Board Retreat
Board Packet for April 17, 2017

Board Minutes

Minutes of all board meetings will be available here for the public to view.  The one exception to this are minutes from an executive session of the board. Because of the confidential nature of executive sessions, these minutes are not available to the general public but are kept on file in the church office. 

Minutes of January 9-10, 2016 Board Meeting (On Retreat @ Mount Eagle)
Minutes of January 24, 2016, Board Meeting (Special Session)
Minutes of February 1, 2016, Board Meeting
Minutes of March 21, 2016, Board Meeting
Minutes of April 18, 2016, Board Meeting
Minutes of May 16, 2016, Board Meeting
Minutes of the August 8, 2016, Board Meeting
Minutes of the September 19, 2016, Board Meeting
Minutes of the October 17, 2016, Board Meeting
Minutes of the November 28, 2016, Board Meeting
Minutes of the December 2016 Board Meeting