A regular meeting of the elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on June 22, 2016, at 6:30 a.m. P. Michael Smith, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were Blair Browning, Brady Herbert, Brad Lail, Mark Welstead, and Jim Underwood. Also in attendance were Joey White and Trent Horner as well as representatives of K4 (Keith Helpert and Andrew Lepert).
P. Michael Smith opened the meeting in prayer.
K4 presented a proposed budget for the expansion project. They also discussed areas in which they have managed to trim prior estimates for certain items as well as additional ways that we might be able to further reduce the budget for the expansion project. (In order to aid in reducing the overall cost of the project, K4 even unilaterally and generously decided to reduce their fees for the expansion.) After their presentation, Joey White led a discussion regarding the budget estimate. The overall estimate is within the range of the original estimates for construction presented to the congregation but we will continue to endeavor to reduce costs wherever possible without altering the scope or quality of the project envisioned. Further work on the construction budget will be undertaken by K4 with the subcontractors and with ongoing dialogue between K4 and Joey White.
Brady Herbert led a discussion concerning identifying possible new elders and a process for the selection. The elders covet the prayers of the body for wisdom in this process.
The needs of the body were discussed and Trent Horner led the elders in a closing prayer.