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Cornerstone Leadership Team Update

An update of our most recent meeting

January 23, 2020

Members Present

Pastor Guptill

Mike Kneebone

Val Lewis (via ZOOM)

Rob McDowell

Bruce Barteaux

Andrew Hirst

Heather Stubbert

These are not the minutes nor the minutia of the meeting, simply the highlights. For more info you can contact Denn or any of the team.

Pastor's Report

Denn reported on his various activities since our last meeting. A number of new families who have started attending both sites were mentioned.

Meeting Highlights

In-Person Services:

Denn reported on new protocols for our in-person services and the continuation of our online services.

Cornerstone Windgate:

Mike updated us on where we are with renovation costs and next steps. Heat Pumps are to be installed in February. Efficiency Nova Scotia is offering a $17,000.00 rebate on the $27.000.00 cost for the five mini-split units.

Kingswood Kids

After an extended discussion concerning staffing and the impact the provincial pre-primary program has had on Kingswood Kids, it was moved that we give our staff and parents notice that we will be closing for good at the end of the school year.

Staff Compassionate Leave Policy

Presently there is no policy in place for pastoral staff for sick leave/ short term disability. The material was distributed and the matter was discussed. This will be revisited in the next meeting.

Building Maintenance Team

Where the building is now over 15 years old we are beginning to deal with maintenance and repair issues. Denn proposed that we consider forming a team of people who would be able to assist with issues as they arose. There will be a need for a team lead and names will be brought back to the next meeting.

Leadership Team

We regretfully accepted Heather Stubbert's resignation from the leadership team and discussed possible candidates to be asked to fill both her position and Pastor Rob's. Rob will continue to serve on the board as site, with a voice but no vote.

Refugee Sponsorship

A motion was made and approved to move ahead with the sponsorship of Ruth Semere's cousin and family from Eritrea. We are now on the waiting list with the sponsorship agency.

Financial Report:

Mike presented a very favourable financial report.

Next Meeting:

Our next meeting will be on March 27th.

Upcoming Events

Blood Donor Clinic, February 2nd

Denn's Schedule

Denn will be taking a few days vacation in February and has a DBA meeting scheduled for April.

Treasurer's Report

The Treasurer's reports were reviewed and approved.

Leadership Team Contact List

Denn Guptill

Pastor/ Chair

[email protected]


Mike Kneebone


[email protected]


Bruce Barteaux



Heather Stubbert

Member at Large


Val Lewis

Member at Large


Rob McDowell

Member at Large


Andrew Hirst

Member at Large