Thank you to each of you for your prayers and support of the Nebraska District over the course of this last fiscal year ending January 31, 2017. We experienced a very strong January for congregational remittances and closed the fiscal year with unrestricted congregational remittances nearly $14,000 ahead of budget at $2,338,924.56. What a wonderful blessing to God’s ministry here in the District. Thank you!
The Board of Directors spent considerable time at their March meeting reviewing the preliminary year-end financial statements and accepted them for audit. LCMS Internal Audit was again contracted to audit the District books and records for our fiscal year ending January 31, 2017, completing their audit fieldwork at the District office the week of April 10 and providing a preliminary report to the Finance and Audit Committee during the exit conference on April 13. The final audit report will be available for action by the Board at their next meeting on June 2, and the audited financial statements will be available for distribution upon request following that meeting. I am also happy to come to you and discuss the audit or make a presentation, if that would be of benefit.
Members of the board of directors and district staff continue to make presentations to congregations, leadership teams, and others with more detail on district ministry activities and the budget. If you are interested in receiving a presentation, feel free to contact us to schedule a time.
In Kent Warneke’s letter last month, he shared that a task force was formed by the District Properties committee to discuss ministry opportunities on the University Lutheran Chapel site in Lincoln. The task force has completed its work and shared their report with the Properties committee at their meeting on April 24. Based upon the report, the Properties committee is in the process of interviewing architects in anticipation of a limited contract to develop schematic designs of possible renovations to the Chapel building. The process for study and evaluation of both the University Lutheran Chapel and the District office sites, led by Jim Nord of nord llc, will provide the necessary information to the Board for their evaluation and determination of next steps at both facilities.
Please contact me if I might be of assistance to you.
Paul Pettit, Treasurer
Nebraska District LCMS