guidetrustees01The Board of Trustees supervises and maintains all property belonging to the congregation so that the ministries of the congregation can be effective.

Working closely with the Church Council to respond to God's call, the trustees together have several legal and administrative functions. Among their responsibilities are to:

  • oversee, maintain, and supervise all local church property.
  • report annually to the charge conference on the state of the church's property, equipment, investments, and resources.
  • receive and administer all gifts made to the congregation; make certain that all trust funds of the congregation are invested properly.
  • ensure that the articles of incorporation of the congregation are kept up to date, if applicable.
  • be responsible, in conjunction with the pastor, for all use of the church buildings and grounds.
  • maintain adequate insurance coverage on all church property and develop appropriate risk management policies.
  • submit to the committee on finance the annual budget requests for insurance, property maintenance and improvement, and new property purchases.
  • be accountable to the charge conference and to the church council.

Much of the work of the trustees is governed by specific requirements of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church.

The following are currently serving as the Board of Trustees for Church of the Palms:

Class of 2013


Scott Denny, Chair
Erick Binder
Marsha Harrison

Class of 2014


Milton Baker
Margaret Griffin
Leslie Murphy

Class of 2015


Bill Graner
AJ Jamison
Bill Taylor