The current council configuration: Scott Ashley, Arvada, Colo; Bob Berendt (international), Edmonton, Alta., Canada; Aaron Dean, Gladewater, Texas; William Eddington (international), Melbourne, Australia; Roy Holladay (who became council chairman shortly after the conference), Cleveland, Tenn.; Paul Kieffer (international), Troisdorf, Germany; Clyde Kilough (president of the church), Cincinnati; Victor Kubik, Indianapolis, Ind.; Darris McNeely, Greenwood, Ind.; Melvin Rhodes, Lansing, Mich.; Richard Thompson, Eustis, Fla.; and Robin Webber, Romoland, Calif.
After the conference, whose theme for 2009 was "Making Disciples: A Whole-Church Effort," the council chose one of its own--Mr. Holladay--to serve as its chairman for the next two years.
Mr. Holladay replaces Bob Dick of Portland, Ore., who decided not to run for the council this year and thus could not serve again as chairman.
The annual budget, calculated by treasurer Jason Lovelady, listed the expense amounts for the more than $24 million allocated for fiscal year 2009-10 as follows:
Salaries and related expense, $8,726,072 (36 percent of the budget); grants and charitable support, $6,292,543 (26 percent); travel and lodging, $2,477,259 (10 percent); contracted services and fees, $2,349,805 (9.7 percent); printing, media, advertising, $2,166,750 (9 percent); postage and shipping, $1,097,724 (4.5 percent); supplies and miscellaneous, $630,130 (2.6 percent); telephone and utilities, $183,318 (0.76 percent); rentals, $146,400 (0.6 percent); facilities fund, $130,000 (0.54 percent); and unallocated, $50,000 (0.21 percent).
The total budget amount for the year: $24,250,000 (a decrease of $250,000 from last year's figure).
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