Parish Council

Parish Council

Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month (unless listed in the minutes)

Parish Council Members

  • Brad  Kempker-term ends  June, 2018-phone 573-999-3347
  • Jim Kempker-term ends June, 2019-phone 682-2940
  • Shawn Carrico-term ends June, 2019-phone 573-823-9124
  • Linda Dowell-term ends 2020-phone-682-5218
  • Ben Jennings-term ends 2020-phone-573-823-0095

Parish Council Minutes Tuesday, July 11, 7:00 PM


The meeting was opened with a prayer by Father Offutt at 7:00. Brad welcomed the new members Linda Dowell and Ben Jennings.  Brad was elected as President for another year. Council voted for Shawn to serve as Vice President.

Brad went over some of the financial reports to the new members. Mary reported that we received $480.09 interest from the church CD’s at the diocese. Mary is preparing the annual financial report for the diocese. Discussion was on what needed to be included in the budget for repair and maintenance projects for next year. It was mentioned that there are several issues at the Multipurpose Building. Members will give Mary some estimates.

An emergency light was replaced in the basement by Jim Kempker, a light switch was installed by Brian Korb in the back of church that will turn on one row of lights, and lights were installed for the sign at the Offutt Building.

It was pointed out that the slide has been damaged. That will be fixed.

Discussion was held on the Parish picnic. No one has volunteered to take over the organization of picnic so we will not have a picnic this August. Questions were asked if it needed to be at a different time of the year. The discussion was tabled till after the first of the year. Let the council members know your feelings.

Suggestion was made that we do some type of recognition for the servers. That was tabled till August in order to have time to think of possible recognition.

Knights of Columbus are preparing for their Shrimp Boil August 5. There are tables still available.  Dave Gordon has taken over as Grand Knight.

Council voted a raise of 3% for Mary due to increased work and an 8% raise for a DRE Ann Goosey due to the increase in her duties with two buildings and planning youth trips.

The meeting was adjourned with a prayer at 8:45.

Next meeting will be August 8 at 7:00 PM.

404 S Rollins St, Centralia, MO 65240