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2016 / Annual Report

Every member is a minister, called to pass on the faith, as we... Gather to love God and others; Grow to know and follow Jesus; and Go to make a difference in the world.

Table of Contents

Thank you to all our contributing photographers—especially Tom Montgomery Kathy Robertson & Beth Ricciardi, for illuminating PCJH in 2016.




Letter from Rev Ben Pascal


Children’s Ministry

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page 6

page 8

Letter from Rev Tamara Letts

Congregational Life

Youth Ministry

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page 7

page 9

Staff / Session / Deacons

Adult Ministry

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page 10

02 PCJH 2016

1251 South Park Loop Road Jackson, WY 83002


PO Box 7530

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” / Acts 2:42, 46-47





Clerk of Session


page 11

page 14

page 17


Buildings & Grounds

2016 Actuals

page 12

page 15

page 18

Caring Ministries


2017 Budget

page 13

page 16

page 19




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Senior Pastor /

Dear PCJH Family, A little over six years ago I came to walk the faith journey with you as one of your pastors. My first sermon at PCJH was on the Apostle Paul’s prayer to the church in Ephesus, which is found in Ephesians 3:14-21. This prayer continues to be my prayer for PCJH and our life together. “I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” This is a prayer for the church to live out its calling as the children of God, finding strength in the Holy Spirit, embraced by the deep love of Jesus, and propelled into action as faithful disciples. As the church does this, it grows into the fullness of God and witnesses God’s wonderful and surprising work manifest itself in and through us to bring glory to God for years and years to come. It’s a great vision for the church! As I reflect on this past year, there were a few challenges, however, I am thankful for the many wonderful things that happened as we lived out our mission as the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole. I am particularly thankful for Pastor Tammy. She is an exceptional partner in ministry and I am excited to see how God will work in and through us in the years ahead. As we move into 2017, I look forward to seeing the prayer in Ephesians come to fruition as we trust God, find strength in the Holy Spirit, and live into the depth of God’s love for us in Christ Jesus. May PCJH live into the fullness of God and may we see amazing things happen that we could never have asked for or imagined; and may it all bring glory to God. On the journey with you, -Pastor Ben

/Staff PASTORAL STAFF Senior Pastor Rev. Ben Pascal Associate Pastor Rev. Tamara Letts

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FULL-TIME STAFF Church Administrator Cindy Dahlin Worship & Music Kenny Hadden Children’s Ministry Dylan Wade Little Lambs Preschool Director Effie Edwards Little Lambs & JOY Summer Camp Teacher Bailey Morley

PART-TIME STAFF Office Assistant Pam Flores Communications Liz Collins Bookkeeper Kim Bogen Pianist Bob Snider Chef Christine Goodman Maintenance Bill Fox

Upward Basketball Jim Hamilton Nursery Coordinator Darla Jackson Little Lambs Preschool Teachers Ms. Cho Martha Dazilla Barb Huhn Pat Wright Marija Cirkovic Cammy Lawson

1251 South Park Loop Road Jackson, WY 83002


JOY After School Counselors Renee Knutson Joy Steiner Music Academy Teacher Laura Wanek Creative Director Beth Ricciardi VOLUNTEER STAFF Accounts Payable Louisa Sandvig Pinnacle Newsletter Barb Huhn

PO Box 7530

Moderator Rev. Ben Pascal

Vice-Moderator Rev. Tamara Letts

2017 Personnel Patty McDonald* Mission Katie-Chloe Stock Clerk of Session Ken Blount Nominating Kerry Murphy

2018 Stewardship Pat Wright Youth Ministry Barb Andrews Buildings & Grounds Peter Keenan Adult Ministries Warren VanGenderen

2019 Finance Alan Lund* Worship Barbara Carlsber Congregational Life Meg Womack Children’s Ministry Aaron Nydam




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/ Deacons 2017 Karen Brennan* Nancy Brumsted Jackie Montgomery Carol Poole Sandra Zender Joanie Shipman* Julie Whitlock* Randy & Robyn Reedy*

2018 Jen Baki Dylan Wade Paula Jorgensen Erin Rosenberg Deb Keenan Yvonne Henze* Tena Webb* Barb Huhn*

2019 Liz Jorgensen Annie Mueller Marge McCallister Tom Deltz Dorothy Neckels Alicia Neathery Susan Hawkins Kenlyn Long*

*second term

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/ Associate Pastor

/ Session


Upon my arrival to PCJH, the best word to describe 2016 for Christian Education would be “discovery”. As one called to oversee the spiritual formation and Christian education in this faith community, my hope is for all ages to discover the gift of knowing our Lord Jesus Christ. In 2016, Christian education at PCJH experienced significant changes in both pastoral and program staff, and welcomed new significant developments. We created two distinct ministry teams, in children’s ministry and in youth ministry, thus allowing for renewed vision and innovative programming. We welcomed Dylan Wade as our new Children’s Ministry Coordinator who oversees all children’s programming. We rediscovered our partnership with Young Life for reaching high school and middle school students in our community. The J.O.Y. Summer Camp and the J.O.Y. After School and our Upward Basketball programs give us amazing opportunities to serve our community. Once again the Global Leadership Summit challenged us to strengthen our faith journeys. Sunday morning and Wednesday evening adult classes were particularly inspiring with topics like Acts of the Apostles study, and how to Engage with the Gospel. The Missions Team sent another work group to Nicaragua to work with the Agros Ministry. It was exciting to see how the long-standing partnership with the village has brought significant change enhancing that community’s life. Both the Deacons and Stephen Ministry continued to provide significant help to our church. These highly devout people work beautifully behind the scenes caring for our members through transitions, joys, and difficulties. Every day, I have been blessed to work with dedicated staff who serve this congregation with competence and joy. Serving with Pastor Ben as a partner has been particularly rewarding. I am grateful to this congregation in a variety of ways, constantly discovering how our loving God is moving in and among us to bring about God’s mission and purpose. Soli Deo Gloria, -Pastor Tammy

Worship / GATHER

We gather to love God as we worship together. We focus on gathering together in song, growing together through the proclamation of God’s Word, and going from worship into our world as salt and light. We continue to have a faithful group of people enjoy traditional worship in the chapel on Sundays at 8:00am. We also offer an intergenerational contemporary service at 10:15am with a praise band, a children’s sermon, special music and our adult and children’s choirs. In 2016 we celebrated special services such as the Christmas Cantata featuring a full orchestra, a bluegrass worship service in February, and our special Christmas Eve and Easter services featuring a variety of musicians and instruments. We continue to provide three worship services at the summit of the gondola during the winter (plus Christmas Eve and Easter Sunrise). In 2016 we were devastated by the loss of our faithful and beloved pianist, Keith Philips, who eventually lost his fight with brain cancer after serving PCJH for over 13 years. We also celebrated God’s faithfulness in bringing to us Bob Snider,

our new pianist, who has brought his gift of music and love for the Lord to our worship services. Kenny Hadden continues to do an exceptional job as our full-time worship and music coordinator. The PCJH Music Academy was officially launched in 2016 and by the end of December we had over 30 students taking lessons for voice, piano, guitar, cello, and violin. The vision of the music academy is to bring Christ alive in the hearts of students as they encounter God through music. We made audio and visual improvements by adding a microphone and podium in the chapel, a new projector in Genesis, we also suspended microphones from the ceiling in the sanctuary to enhance the amplification of the choir, and installed a flat screen television in front of the choir so they can follow along with the various powerpoint slides and videos during worship. WORSHIP TEAM: Barbara Carlsberg (chair), Ben Pascal, Kenny Hadden, Bob Snider, Nancy Dunlap, Kathy Johnson, Vickie Jones, Caryn Haman

109 32 596 220 worship services in 2016

students enrolled in music academy

songs sung during worship in 2016

average sunday worship attendance

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” / John 4:23 06 PCJH 2016



average Wednesday

We gather to love one another. The ministry of congregational life is important as we build relationships with one another as a community of faith. We do this through fellowship on Sunday mornings, our mid-week community dinner on Wednesday nights, special fun events like potlucks, bowling night, dance night with lessons, recreational excursions like our winter cross country ski group and summer mountain biking group, and dinners in people’s homes. In 2016 we strategically enhanced our hospitality efforts on Sunday morning in order to greet and welcome people to PCJH, especially first-time visitors. We now have a greeter outside as people approach the front doors, we have greeters handing out bulletins inside the front doors, someone to direct families with children, someone assisting people at our welcome desk, and greeters at the entrance of the sanctuary in order to help direct people to open seats. These

people in dinner

in cross-country

greeters are also there to say goodbye as people leave after the service. Statistics show that if someone has a good first experience at church, they will likely come back, and if they come back a second time they will usually stay. In Memoriam: Revelation 21:1-5 We remember, with affection and love, our friends and family who died in 2016. Keith Phillips / Dennis Robertson / Barbara Auge / LaFon Ward

CONGREGATIONAL LIFE TEAM: Meg Womack (chair), Cindy Dahlin, Pam Flores, Ben Pascal, Debbie Schlinger, Julie Whitlock

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” / John 10:10 2016 PCJH 07

/ Congregational Life

260 requests 120 dinners attendance 77 fellowship groups 30 ski group


Children’s Ministry /

PCJH continues to focus a significant amount of resources towards our children’s ministry in order to be faithful in passing on the faith to the next generation while also attracting young families to the church. We have recently created a children’s ministry team of volunteers to provide vision and direction. We have also hired Dylan Wade as our new children’s ministry

coordinator overseeing all of our children’s ministry with the exception of Little Lambs Preschool, which is directed by our wonderful Effie Edwards. Upward Basketball, is directed by Jim Hamilton, who also just so happens to be the regional director for Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Here are the main components of our Children’s Ministry:



40 kids 6 teachers

NURSERY CARE Sunday am / Wednesday pm 15 kids 2 nursery care providers UPWARD BASKETBALL & CHEERLEADING

120 kids 30 volunteer coaches & referees


Endless experiences and resources to help parents disciple their children


50 kids attend Parent’s Night out 1 Annual Christmas Pageant

30 kids on any given day 55 kids enrolled for the academic year 7 teachers

JOY SUMMER CAMP 50 kids on a given day 160 kids attended through the summer 8 counselors JOY AFTER SCHOOL / WEDNESDAYS 20 kids 4 teachers STAFF: Tammy Letts, Dylan Wade, Effie Edwards, Bailey Morley, Jim Hamilton, Darla Jackson, LL teachers, JOY After School and Summer Camp Counselors CHILDREN’S MINISTRY TEAM: Aaron Nydam (chair), Tammy Letts, Effie Edwards, Dylan Wade

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” / Proverbs 22:6 08 PCJH 2016


heartfelt smiles


/ Youth Ministry

The three highlights in 2016 in regards to youth ministry at PCJH were confirmation, a mission trip to San Francisco, and a new partnership with Young Life Jackson Hole. We had seven students go through confirmation and five that ended up being either baptized and/or confirmed. This was a wonderful time of discipleship and celebration as these young people said “yes” to Jesus Christ. Ricky Emlyn and our intern, Aubrey Hoffman, led 8 high school students on a mission trip to serve the homeless in San Francisco through Youth With A Mission (YWAM). In the Fall of 2016 we officially partnered with Young Life Jackson Hole in an effort to reach more young people with the message of Jesus. Young Life is led by PCJH member, Alli Lane, who serves as the area director of Young Life in the Tetons. There are monthly Young Life meetings for middle and high school students. Currently we are searching for a youth coordinator to help us continue to grow our ministry to teenagers in Jackson Hole.

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students on mission trip

miles driven on mission trip

students baptized

confimation class

YOUTH MINISTRY TEAM: Barb Andrews (chair), Tammy Letts, Youth Ministry Coordinator Young Life Area Director: Alli Lane

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” / 1 Timothy 4:12 2016 PCJH 09

women’s mercy class attendees

Adult Ministry /



global leaderhship summit attendees


Our ministry to adults continues to grow. Some of the highlights include: • 50 people attended a workshop on evangelism in January 2016; Friday night and all day Saturday training with Rev. Ray Jones.

• The Adult Ministries Team provided devotionals for people to take home during Lent and Advent.

• This summer we had a 9:00am Sunday class entitled “It’s Sunday but Monday is Coming” where we invited members of PCJH to share about the various ministries they are involved with locally, nationally and internationally.

• In the Fall we hosted an all community women’s bible study led by PCJH’s Deborah Buckingham. We had over 80 women from the community attend this six week class on the topic of Mercy.

• We partnered with other local churches— Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, First Baptist, and River Crossing to host Willow Creek’s Global Leadership Summit for the second year on August 11-12. The 160 people in attendance were pastors, church-workers, business leaders, non-profit leaders, government officials, homemakers, teachers and retired volunteers.

• We partnered with First Baptist and Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church to host a community-wide women’s luncheon at Snow King in December with over 200 women.

• The Ascent Ministry for people in their 20’s and 30’s continues to meet weekly on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm to provide a place for young adults to grow in their relationship with the Lord and each other.

• Weekly adult educational opportunities: / SUNDAYS at 9:00am / TUESDAY Women’s Bible Study at 12:00pm / WEDNESDAYS at 5:15pm and 7:00pm / THURSDAY Men’s Lunch at 12:00pm / VARIOUS SMALL GROUPS ADULT MINISTRIES TEAM: Warren & Martha VanGenderen (co-chairs), Kathy Robertson, Ken Blount, Alli Lane, Tammy Letts, Ben Pascal

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” / Romans 12:2 10 PCJH 2016

budget for mission

Our mission efforts focus on local, regional/ national and international work. LOCALLY

1 Community Dinners at PCJH 2 Community Resource Center 3 Centro de Vida Christiana Hispanic Church Thursday & Saturday nights at PCJH 4 Young Life Jackson Hole 5 Fellowship of Christian Athletes 6 Habitat for Humanity 7 Good Samaritan Mission 8 St. John’s Medical Center Spiritual Care 9 Jackson Hole Mountain Resort 10 Turning Point 11 Special Parents Ministry


17 Agros International and the village of Tierra Nueva in Nicaragua 18 World Vision Syrian Refugee Ministry 19 A mission serving in China with the Navigators


20 Missionaries in Central Asia with Aviators Alliance

12 New PCUSA church in Casper, WY

21 PCUSA SPECIAL OFFERINGS throughout the country and world

13 San Francisco – Youth With A Mission 14 Sower’s Field Church Planting Ministry 15 Seminary student scholarship 16 Presbytery of Wyoming

MISSION TEAM: Katie-Chloe Stock (chair), Tammy Letts, Irene Lund, Yvonne Henze, Bob Kopp, Deb Kopp, Claudia Schrotz

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” / Acts 1:8 2016 PCJH 11

/ Mission




attendees at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort services

Assimilation /



affiliate members

We have expanded our nominating team to oversee assimilation of new people into the life of PCJH, whether members or regular attenders. We are pleased to report that 16 members were called, nominated and elected into office as either Ruling Elders or Deacons. This is a wonderful testimony to the congregation’s desire to use their gifts in ministry to the church and community. We also welcomed 36 new members in 2016! We have a strategic system in place to assimilate new people into the life of PCJH through a letter upon their first visit, personal contact from either Ben or Cindy within a few days upon visiting, an invitation to coffee with one of the pastors, an invitation to a one-time welcome dinner at the home of a member of the congregation alongside other new people, an invitation to our quarterly church information class, and eventually an invitation to membership. Once people become members, we have them fill out a list of potential areas they would like to use their gifts in the life of the church. They sit down with one of the pastors and we encourage them to get plugged in according to their gifts and passions. In the early Fall, the nominating team



16 new members

people who committed to a new term as a Ruling Elder or Deacon

459 people who call PCJH their church home PCJH members


people attended a church information class


reviews the membership rolls and seeks input from the congregation in order to discern who God may be calling to serve in an ordained office such as Ruling Elder or Deacon. We are putting a new team in place who will help us with the very important job of assimilating people into the life of the church to fulfill our vision of every member a minister. ASSIMILATION TEAM: Kerry Murphy (chair), Cindy Dahlin, Ben Pascal 2017 NOMINATING TEAM: Kerry Murphy (chair), Jackie Montgomery, Daniel Primich, Joy Steiner, Ben Pascal (ex officio)

“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” / 1 Corinthians 12:27 12 PCJH 2016

visitors in 2016


/ Caring Ministries

24 Deacons 40+ of meals served to members in need 260 prayer requests received $1,404 spent rom the Deacon Fund $2,325 remaining in Deacon Fund as of December 31st • Pastoral Care The pastors stayed busy in 2016

caring for people in need within PCJH and the broader Jackson Hole community. There were many hospital visits, counseling sessions, home visits, and pre-marital counseling sessions. Pastoral care needs include: physical illness or injury, mental illness, addictions, marital issues, divorce, forgiveness, grief, and funeral arrangements. The pastors are available and willing to meet with anyone in need regardless of their religious affiliation or background. • Deacon Ministry Our faithful deacons continue to care for their flocks of PCJH members, praying for them and caring for them during times of need. The deacons have committed to gathering their flocks together to participate in the hospitality ministry on Sunday mornings as greeters. The deacons provided $1,404 in financial assistance in

2016 for members in need. The balance of the deacon fund as of December 31st, 2016 was $2,325. The deacons meet six times a year but spend most of their time doing hands-on ministry to those in need. • Stephen Ministry Our Stephen Ministry is comprised of about three trained Stephen Ministers under the leadership of Pastor Tammy. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people facing a crisis or going through tough times. The care received is confidential, free, and very helpful. DEACON LEADERSHIP: Karen Brennan (chair), Deb Keenan (vice-chair), Tammy Letts (pastor) LIST OF DEACONS AND TERMS: Refer to page 5 STEPHEN MINISTERS: Tammy Letts (pastor), Michael Adams, Barb Simms, Kelly Bass, Laura Miller

“Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.” / James 5:14 2016 PCJH 13


Clerk of Session /

9 weddings 10 baptisms 4 funerals

As you can imagine, it takes a lot of time and resources to operate a church like PCJH. Cindy Dahlin, our Church Administrator, and her team do an outstanding job of keeping the church organized and operational. In 2016, we introduced a new bulletin for Sunday mornings that is more comprehensive in order to keep the congregation informed of all that goes on at PCJH. It also serves as a better introduction to the church for visitors so that they can feel more welcomed and acquainted with the church in a shorter period of time. Cindy Dahlin, Ken Blount and Pastor Ben spent a considerable amount of time cleaning up our church membership records which had not been cleaned up for several years. In the process we found that there were 66 members that were no longer involved in the church—either they had moved away, attend another church, are seeking other spiritual avenues, or have died. We introduced a new PCJH logo with stationary and business cards. This new branding gives a better image of what PCJH is all about. PCJH is required to give $42 per member to the PCUSA denomination. In 2016 we gave $16,687 to help support the denomination’s ministry. This annual report is a major accomplishment for 2016 as we seek to be more transparent and accountable to the ministry and mission God has called us to share with our congregation and also visitors and people interested in joining the church. ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM: Ken Blount (Clerk of Session), Cindy Dahlin, Ben Pascal, Pam Flores, Liz Collins

“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a person’s gift is leadership, let them govern diligently.” / Romans 12:6,8 14 PCJH 2016

$11,083 water & sewer expenses

$42,317 landscaping & snow removal

$10,039 rental income in 2016 $87,463 general maintenance, repairs, custodial service & supplies

In June we had an unexpected $15,000 expense to replace our fire sprinkler system in the entire church. This was replaced immediately in order to continue our state licensed children’s programs. A group of faithful PCJH members took it upon themselves to clean up and beautify our outdoor courtyard between the Sanctuary and Genesis room. They pruned plants and trees, planted flowers, provided outdoor furniture, and had a beautiful mural painted by our very own June Nystrom. This space is wonderful in the summer months for weddings, gatherings and other fellowship opportunities. We were given a Subaru Tribeca to add to our vehicle fleet in order to replace the aging Suburban so that we can safely transport children and use the vehicle for other church related business. Our buildings, grounds and vehicles continue to require a lot of time and resources to maintain so we are in the midst of developing a deep bench of volunteers who can help keep costs down as we maintain these beautiful resources God has blessed us with. 

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS TEAM: Peter Keenan (chair), Bill Fox, Cindy Dahlin

I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” / Psalm 122:1 2016 PCJH 15

/ Buildings & Grounds


Our buildings, grounds and vehicles are beautiful and wonderful yet they require a lot of time and resources to maintain so that we can use them for ministry and mission in the name of Jesus Christ. In 2016 we completed the new and beautiful manse (home) for our associate pastor. It cost a total of $490,500 to do all the planning, permitting, construction, landscaping and finish work. Fortunately we came in $24,508 under budget. Thank you to Alan Lund, Larry Huhn, Mike Halpin and Deb Keenan for their faithful work as our manse construction committee. Also, many thanks to Lori Tillman who managed the design and build of the project. We are blessed to be able to provide wonderful housing in order to attract exceptional candidates like our new associate pastor, Tammy Letts. We have received some interest in the vacant 4-acre property we own. The property extends east from the PCJH sign to the four-way stop sign along South Park Loop Road, and up to the second switch back on high school butte. This land is a valuable asset for PCJH as we envision the future ministry of the church. We completed a survey of the property in 2016 and remain open to how the Lord will lead us in the future in respect to this property.

$31,005 gas & electrical expenses


$2,279 trash removal expenses


56% of staff salaries/benefits reflects overall budget

Personnel /

$10,262 professional development

7 full-time staff members As mentioned 2016 was a year of significant staff transition. We said goodbye to many beloved staff members like Keith Phillips (pianist), Steve Weber (temporary associate pastor), Steve Murphy (chef), Ricky Emlyn (Director of Children, Youth and Family), Jordan Shive (JOY Coordinator), and our interns (Aubrey Hoffman, Grant Wright and Conner Morton). We also celebrated new staff joining our team like Tammy Letts (associate pastor), Bob Snider (pianist), Christine Goodman (chef), Bailey Morley (teacher Little Lambs and JOY Camp), and Dylan Wade (Children’s Ministry Coordinator). It has been such a joy to work with all of these people and to welcome the new people to the PCJH staff team. Pastor Tammy is a wonderful partner in ministry alongside Pastor Ben, and we look forward to how God will work in and through our wonderful church staff in the years ahead.

$780,202 total expenses for wages/salaries/benefits

18 part-time staff members The personnel team stays busy with, performance reviews, personnel manual changes, personnel transitions, refining job descriptions, ensuring all employees receive adequate compensation and continuing education, and making sure we all have fun and enjoy being a team! Thank you to the associate pastor nominating committee (APNC) who put forth so much time and effort to faithfully call Rev. Tamara Letts as our new associate pastor of Christian Education, Mission and Congregational Care. Thank you to the APNC: Sue Unruh (chair), Tom Jordan, Irene Lund, Aaron Nydam, Karen Brennan, Melissa Snider, and Ben Pascal (ex officio). PERSONNEL TEAM: Patty McDonald (chair), Ben Pascal (head of staff), Alan Lund (finance chair), Caryn Haman

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” / Ephesians 2:10 16 PCJH 2016



families/individuals who gave in 2016

$947,299 total offering gifts received

$2,653 average annual gift amount

$67,715 raised through Old Bill’s Fun Run

86 families/individuals who gave above the average gift

amount of support for this campaign which not only proved to be successful, but also contributed to a sustainable cash flow for church operations. It led to a strong finish at the end of the year. God is faithful! There are many ways to give in addition to the baskets passed in worship. Mail a check, Donate online at PCJH website, Text a dollar amount to 307-200-2175, or Contact Kim Bogen at for credit or debit payments. STEWARDSHIP TEAM: Pat and Greg Wright (cochairs), Ben Pascal, Jim Byrne, Colter Lane, Susan Ordway, John Shipman, Bob Lewis, Tiffany Tate

“Each person should give what they have decided in their heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” / 2 Corinthians 9:7 2016 PCJH 17

/ Stewardship

An intentional pursuit for our stewardship efforts was to educate and inspire the congregation on the topic of money and giving. Pastor Ben and Greg Wright, co-chair of the stewardship team attended a PCUSA conference to learn more about implementing a comprehensive stewardship ministry in the church. This set the foundation for the year. Pastor Ben did a four-week sermon series entitled “Money Matters” in July which was challenging and inspiring for all. We hosted Rev. Rob Hagan from the Presbyterian Foundation to come visit PCJH, to preach on stewardship, lead a legacy giving seminar, and give a generosity presentation for our Session, Finance and Stewardship teams. We also continued providing Dave Ramsey’s course entitled Financial Peace University, led by Alli & Colter Lane, with over two dozen people in attendance in 2016. Teaching people a biblical perspective about money and tithing is crucial to our stewardship efforts and is essential in raising up the next generation of generous givers. The stewardship team also introduced mobile text-based giving, and a new giving envelope for the chapel and sanctuary. We finished the year strong by meeting our 2016 offerings goal on December 19th. To give you perspective, in 2015 we were over $150,000 short on January 3rd of 2016 for that year. Typically we do not meet our goal until the first week of January, so this year showed support and participation from everyone who gave, regardless of the amount. Thank you! You can expect to see another mid-year stewardship campaign. The Session and Stewardship Team both sensed an overwhelming


2016 Actuals /

2016 Actual Revenues $1,355,790 $36,056

2016 Actual Expenses $1,355,421 $6,721 $16,687 $21,462 $94,251 $137,346


$189,576 $420,529



$947,299 $260,358

Buildings & Grounds


Youth Programs




Events & Other

Pastors Office


Congregational Life


Adult Ministry


Our finance team continues to manage the church’s finances with prudence, integrity and faithfulness to God’s call to be bold in ministry and mission for the sake of the gospel. We had a balanced budget in 2016 and we have one for 2017 as well. As part of that budget we have carefully allocated resources across departments to ensure we are funded for the ministry and mission God has called us to through PCJH. Here are a few highlights from 2016: • We have no debt, a balanced budget, and funding for ongoing and future ministry. • We allocate $5,000/year to a roof reserve fund so that we will be able to replace the church roof when it is necessary in the future in order to avoid a separate roof campaign. As of December 31, 2016 the roof reserve is in a restricted account with a total of $311,215. • We have started a rainy day fund so that

we can ensure that our ministry and mission continues despite economic recessions or other unforeseen crisis. We were able to save $60,000 In 2016 and have allocated an additional $33,000 in 2017 with a goal of at least six months of covered operating expenses. We currently have $121,995 in a deferred account from the Sullivan Bequest. Session will ultimately decide what to do with the money once the Vision Team process is finished. Our goal is to have the financial strength to do whatever ministry the Lord calls us to do in order to transform individual lives through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

FINANCE TEAM: Alan Lund (chair), Ben Pascal, Pat Wright, Patty McDonald, Bob Benz, Bob Lewis, Karen Fox, Mack Mendenhall, Joe Whittock

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” / 2 Corinthians 9:8 18 PCJH 2016


2017 Budgeted Expenses $1,381,793

/ 2017 Budget

$10,500 $16,957 $18,995 $102,904 $135,200


$190,366 $430,131



$930,735 $255,852


Youth Programs



Buildings & Grounds


Events & Other

Pastors Office


Congregational Life


Adult Ministry


Statement of Assets and Liabilities 12/31/16 2016 ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Rainy Day Fund $ 60,000 CD for line of credit, includes Roof Reserve 329,858 Restricted Cash 121,995 Other Cash and Equivalents 368,905 TOTAL CASH & CASH EQUIVALENTS $ 880,758 PROPERTY Land 1,146,965 Buildings 8,658,952 Accumulated depreciation - buildings (2,363,397) Vehicles 110,300 Accumulated depreciation - vehicles (58,816) TOTAL PROPERTY, NET 7,494,004 TOTAL ASSETS


2016 LIABILITIES Payroll liabilities $ 4,491 Accrued roof reserve 50,104 Accrued rainy day fund 60,000 Deferred revenues 205,403 Deferred bequest 121,995 TOTAL LIABILITIES $ 441,993

NET ASSETS Unrestricted Board restricted roof reserve TOTAL NET ASSETS


2017 Budgeted Revenues $1,382,425

7,621,554 311,215 7,932,769


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“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.� / Matthew 28:19-20

1251 South Park Loop Road Jackson, WY 83002


PO Box 7530



307- 734-0388

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PCJH 2016 annual report  
PCJH 2016 annual report