Financial Advisory Council
St. Andrew Church
Murphysboro, IL 62966
November 28, 2018


The regular meeting of the Financial Advisory Council of St. Andrew Church was called to order by Chairman, Steve Schumacher, at 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in the meeting room at St. Andrew Parish House.


Members of the Council are: St. Andrew�Rockne Bleyer, Chris Crabtree, Kelly Crabtree, Trustee, Jeff Craig, Tammy Gartner, Financial Manager, Fr. Gary Gummersheimer, Cindy Holt, Mary Annette Lane, Trustee,
Ms. Jenny Martin, Principal�St. Andrew School, Charles McCann, Dan Ryder, Steve Schumacher,
Bill Schwartz and Judy Wisniewski
St. Ann, Raddle�Dan Korando, Trustee, Dennis Korando, Trustee, Linda Kranawetter
Guest: Mike Koberstein, Chairman of the St. Andrew School Capital Campaign


The meeting was opened with prayer by Fr. Gary.


Minutes: With no correction or additions, Bill Schwartz made a motion, seconded by Kelly Crabtree to approved the minutes. A voice vote was recorded as followed: Aye � All, Nay � None.


Finance Reports:
St. Andrew Catholic Church Profit & Loss Budget vs Actual, July 2018 through June 2019: With Heath Koberstein suggestion, the report will be July 2018 through June 2019. Previously the report was done to the last day of the previous month which threw off the % in the budget column. By doing the report through the fiscal year will give a better picture of where we are with our budget at our monthly meetings. The date in the upper left corner is the date the reports was done and the total are as of this date.

#5042.1 Retirement-Priest�should be finished by the end of the year,

#5190 Repairs/Maintenance Rectory�work was done in May and June but the bills were paid in July.

Questions: #4060 PSR/CYFF�was underbudgeted but the fundraisers and a donation (#4060413) of $1,216.16 created the over budget percentage,

#4061CM VBS�there is no charge for VBS but the envelope donations toward VBS were greater than budgeted,

#4030�Special Collections�Christmas and Easter collections for the church.

The Diocesan Collections at the end of the report are collections that are sent to the Diocese and is not considered income to the church. These collections should also be kept separate at St. Ann�s.


St. Ann Catholic Church (also St. Elizabeth) Reports: Dennis Korando mention that the first installment for the storm window installation is due. This will be added to the unpaid bills. No other questions or comments.


St. Andrew Catholic School Profit & Loss Budget vs Actual, July through June 2019: This report is being presented the same way as the parish report.

#4005 Tuition � Partially Sub.�increase due to Empower payments. These payments are spread out throughout the school year.

#4011 Empower Illinois anticipated�shows amount expected.

#5082 Insurance � workman Comp�increase was not budgeted,

#5057 Subscriptions�instructional material comes in as subscriptions, this should be entered under

#5150 except for Renaissance.

#5170 Repairs and Maintenance�increase due to a/c unit for gym (one-time expense).

#5120 Printing Expense should be under #5175.

#5190 � Finance Sec Annual Stipend is budgeted under

#5019 - Contract Wages. Item numbers differ with Tammy�s finance report and Jenny�s report.

It was suggested for the next budget to try to have both reports with the same line item numbers. Tammy and Cindy will work on getting the reports under the line item numbers that the Diocese uses.


St. Andrew Catholic Church Unpaid Bills: Diocese of Belleville Bill-$15.00�Peter Pence Collection, Patriots Bravo Bill-$35.00 school flag.


Bill Schwartz made a motion, seconded by Rockne Bleyer to pay the St. Andrew Catholic Church unpaid bills. A voice vote was recorded as followed: Aye � All, Nay � None.
St. Ann Catholic Church (also St. Elizabeth) Unpaid Bills: Additional Bill for installing storm windows for the church-$4,539.00 paid to Precision Stained Glass & Tuck-pointing, Inc. At completion of job there will be another bill for the same amount. Black/Indian Mission Bill-$80.00 is to be remove from the unpaid bill list.
Dennis Korando made a motion, seconded by Bill Schwartz to pay the St. Ann Catholic Church unpaid bills. A
voice vote was recorded as followed: Aye � All, Nay � None.
St. Andrew Catholic School Unpaid Bills: Bill Schwartz made a motion, seconded by Jeff Craig to pay the St.
Andrew Catholic School unpaid bills. A voice vote was recorded as followed: Aye � All, Nay � None.
St. Andrew School Lunch Fund Unpaid Bills Detail: Tabled


Committee Reports:
Church Steeple: Shingles have been removed, roof is weathered in, meeting tomorrow to discuss the problem
of the bricks crumbling where shingles should attach. Suggestion is to put lumber along with flashing at this
area. Cost $10,500. Kelly has called a tuckpointing company to deal with the bricks. Bill Schwarz made a
motion, seconded by Rockne Bleyer to approve the change order and pay the extra $10,500. A voice vote was
recorded as followed: Aye � All, Nay � None.
Sacristy: The new flooring will be installed in the sacristy where the sink and robe closet are at. The floor will
be level with the floor of the altar area. In January the other sacristy floor will be installed. The St. Andrew
Altar Society has donated $500.00 towards this project.
St. Andrew Cemetery: Judy Wisniewski reported that the Cemetery Committee has decided to take $10,000
from the Money Market Fund ($18,948.60) and purchase more Fidelity Funds. She presented a letter stating
this fact for signatures from Fr. Gary, Trustees and Cemetery Committee Chairman.
St. Ann�s: Storm windows are being installed and the awning over the from steps has been removed.


New Business:
Fr. Gary reported that after the first of the year, deductible business expenses will stop. In order to receive
reimbursement for business expenses receipts will have to turn in at the end of the month to the parish. Another
way would be to increase his salary by $7,000 to pay for expenses but this amount will have to be reported as
income. At this time, Fr. Gary does not know when the diocese will start this procedure. Business expenses
include gas, travel, vestments, books, etc., not household expenses.


Old Business:


December Meeting: No meeting.


Other Business:
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned 5:45pm with prayer.


Next Meeting: January 23, 2019 at 5:00pm at the Parish House Meeting Room.


Respectfully submitted by,
Christina Crabtree, Secretary