Staff Update

After over 4½ years of faithful service as our Facilities Manager, Keith Nilsen has decided to step down from his staff position.  Keith’s decision was based his limited availability, the increased time required by the additional work offloaded from our former Business Manager model, and the ongoing project management work of the “Restore and Renew” renovation project.  

 

Keith has been a member of our Church staff  since January 1, 2014, so please be sure to thank him for the tremendous work that he has done in maintaining our facilities so well over these past 4 ½ years.  Keith will continue to serve on the Restore and Renew Decorating Team and advise Pastor Craig with regard to the renovation.

 

Going forward, the Elders have approved a new direction for handling the care and maintenance of our facilities.  The responsibilities of the part-time Facilities Manager position will be taken over by a VOLUNTEER TEAM of 3 to 5 people. They will be empowered to oversee the maintenance of our facilities with the help of the staff.  For now, all the responsibilities for the management of the facilities and the execution of the Restore and Renew renovation work fall under Pastor Craig.  This is in addition to his current work load, which already increased slightly to absorb more Office responsibilities when we made the change from our former Business Manager model.  Therefore, it is our hope to get this Facilities Volunteer Team up and running as soon as possible, so please pray over this. 

 

We’re looking for 3 to 5 volunteers. While expertise is not required, we would like the volunteers to:

  • Have some experience in terms of evaluating problems with their home and/or other structures and mechanical.
  • Have some ability to help determine whether we can fix the problems ourselves or need to hire a contractor.
  • Be able to work with a contractor if necessary to get the problem fixed. 

The team will meet once per month to review the ongoing punch list generated from the office.  Projects that can wait will be taken care of after the monthly meeting. Projects that require immediate attention will be managed by a volunteer from the team who has some availability to work alongside the staff in getting the problem resolved.

 

If you would like more information about serving on this team or think this is a place where you can serve the Lord, please contact Pastor Craig at the office.