Annual Board Meetings
2015 Annual Board Meeting
The Board of Directors for the denomination met in compliance with the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws on September 19, 2015. The Board reviewed the status of the denomination. Considerations for advertising for vocations will be explored. A 501 (c) 3 application will be considered. The denomination does not have formal employees, as all clergy are non-stipendary, and this may be a hurdle to overcome. The 501 (c) 3 would be sought to allow for tax deduction to the denomination and recognized parishes. The incorporation of Bishop Frost into the denomination was noted. [Respectfully posted - Most Rev. Dr. Bruce D. LeBlanc]
2016 Annual Board Meeting.
The Board of Director for the denomination met in compliance with the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws in September, 2016. The Board reviewed the status of the denomination. The retirement of Bishop LeBlanc from his full time job was discusssed, especially the impact on the denomination and local faith community. No decision were made regarding either at this time. Bishop Frost asked to be removed from an affilation, for personal reasons. The potential to seek out a deaconial ministry was again rekindled. Bishop LeBlanc will explore this in the coming year. [Respectfully posted - Most Rev. Dr. Bruce D. LeBlanc]
2017 Annual Board Meeting
The Board of Directors for the denomination met in complaince with the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws on September 23, 2107. The Board reviewed the status of the denominaiton. While Bishop LeBlanc is retirning from his job it now appears he will remain in the QCA for the next five to seven years. Thus the denominaton and parish will continue in the same manner as it has been operational since its inception. The diaconial ministry was discussed and the Board suggested waiting until Bishop LeBlanc retires. The Board recommended suspending advertising as that has not been fruitful in the past. We don't have a 501 (c) 3 status as we don't have, nor plan to have, employees. We may need to condier one in the future. Our not for profit status in Iowa remains in place. [Respectfully posted - Most Rev. Dr. Bruce D. LeBlanc]
2018 Annual Board Meeting
The Board of Director for the denomination met in compliance with the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws on September 15, 2018. The Board reviewed the status of the denomination. Bishop LeBlanc has retired from his full time academic position and having moved into retirement he plans on remaining in the area for at least another two years. This is a change from the report of 2017. The denomination and parish will continue to function for that period of time. It is possible a candidate will be recruited for ordination to support the local parish. The Deacon's ministries may be advanced but with the current concerns regarding clergy abuse in other denominations there are liability concerns. To address these concerns, should candidates for ordination emerge, each individual ordained to the order of deacon or priest must secure personal liability insurance in an amount of at least one million dollars are part of their being assigned faculties to administer the sacraments. Preliminary discussion were held regarding the local parish, Holy Spirit Catholic Faith Community, if and/or when Bishop LeBlanc moves. Options include dissolving the parish, disolving the denomination, or conducting services via the internet. These will be reviewed if and when a move for certain. [Respectfully posted - Most Rev. Dr. Bruce D. LeBlanc].
2019 Annual Board Meeing
The Board of Directors for the denomination met in complaince with the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws on September 21, 2019. The Board approved the minutes as noted for the 2018 report. The Board reviewed the status of the denominaiton. With the anticipated relocation of Bishop LeBlanc there is a need to explore what will happen to the denomination and parish. Bishop LeBlanc will explore securing a potential candidate for the priesthood via social media. The requirements, as noted in the website and in the 2018 minutes regarding insurance may be issues, since the position is really a voluntary position. The only general source of revene for any priest is through the performing of weddings and funerals. There is the possibility that Bishop LeBlanc, if he remains in Illinois (which is now likely) may return once a month to conduct services. This will be examined once it is know where he will be moving. The expansion of the diaconal ministries has been placed on hold. This is in light of the legal liabilities belng placed on bishops for the ordination and authroization of faculties for clergy. This matter will be reviewed if the denomicaiton continues to go forward with expansion options. [Respectfully posted - Most Rev. Dr. Bruce D. LeBlanc].