We have FOUR Standing Committees and THREE Ad Hoc Teams. Committees comprise core ongoing functions of the Governing Board’s work. Teams may be situation, associated with a new priority area or issue, and are not designed to endure in perpetuity.
Development Committee: The Governing Board’s Development Committee members are Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson (Chair), Rev. Tony Freeman, and Raquel Benitez-Rojas. The Committee is responsible for development and overseeing MCC’s fundraising efforts and diversification of donor-based income streams. They set goals, identify categories of opportunity, and measure performance.
Finance Committee: The Finance Team members are Liz Bisordi (Chair), Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis, Bryan Parker, and Marsha Warren. They meet to review UFMCC’s financial health and performance, and they make recommendations to the Governing Board.
Governance Committee: The Governance Committee members are Rev. Onetta Brooks (Chair) and Bryan Parker. This committee is responsible for ensuring that the UFMCC is fulfilling its requirements as outlined in the UFMCC bylaws. This committee is responsible for the planning of business meeting for General Conference, facilitating the appointments to the International Task Force, Moderators Nominating Committee, Governing Board Nominating Committee and Bylaws Team. The Bylaws Team reports to the Governance Committee.
Strategic Planning Committee: The Governing Board’s Strategic Planning Committee members are Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis (Chair), Kareem Murphy, Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson. The Committee is responsible for creating a process for adoption and updating of the MCC strategic plan.
Audit Team: The Audit Team Members include Rev. Dr. Robert Griffin, Rev. Dr. Candace Shultis, and Marvin Bagwell. The Audit Team oversees the process for the annual auditing of MCC’s financials by outside certified public accounting firms. The Team also ensures that the Governing Board adheres to its responsibility for compliance with financial reporting laws such as Sarbanes-Oxley.
Communications Team: The Communications Team Members include Rev. Dr. Robert Griffin, Bryan Parker, and Kareem Murphy. The Team ensures that the Governing Board is in compliance with its own Communications Policy (Policy #12), provides opportunity to provide and receive communication from outside of MCC’s formal leadership structures and that we live into Vision Goal #2 (“Communicate to the world with passion and clarity that we are stronger together”).
International Task Force (ITF): The IFT members are Dominic Kessell, Rev. Boon Lin Ngeo, Dr. Mark Dalgleish, Thomas Decker, Dr. Carol Scherfenberg, Rev. Dr. Neil Thomas, Rev. Araceli Ezzatti, Jochen Gewecke, and Sarah-Jane Ramage. The Task Force’s goal was to bring substantive, structural, ecclesial and programmatic recommendations the MCC Governing Board for review, which may include Bylaws changes. The Governing Board reviewed them and will bring a final proposal forward to the Chicago 2013 General Conference for decisions. The International Task Force has been encouraged to do its work freely and responsibly: to research, ask questions and discuss ideas and bring them forward as seems appropriate to them, with the support of MCC leadership and staff. Task Force members were appointed after a rigorous application process.