2020 Annual Meeting
Mark your calendars for Hosanna's Annual Meeting on Monday, October 26, 7:00-8:00 p.m. We'll open with worship, then review highlights of our fiscal year, vote on updates to our governing documents, and elect new members to our Vision Board. This year our meeting will be online with live Q&A and digital ballots. Watch for future communication on our website including our digital FY2020 Annual Report.
What will be on the ballot?
There are four items to vote on:
- Vision Board members
- Vision Board Nominating Team members
- Proposed Articles of Incorporation: Legal name change
- Proposed Bylaws updates: including digital meetings and votes, clarity on Vision Board terms, updated language
What are the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws changes?
To best understand the updates to these governing documents, please review the Comparison Chart that compares the previous version with the proposed changes.
Why are we changing our name?
“Hosanna! Lutheran Church of Lakeville” has been our legal name since our inception in 1980. We rebranded in January of 2019, dropping the “!” and simplifying our name to Hosanna Church. We worked under a DBA (doing business as….), but legal contracts still require the original name, causing unnecessary confusion. This change unifies all of our Campuses under “Hosanna Church”.
Is our website URL changing?
No, our website URL will remain “hosannalc.org”
Is Hosanna still Lutheran?
Yes, Hosanna was started in 1980 under the governance of a Lutheran denomination. Today, we are affiliated with Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC). Our Teaching Statement articulates the biblical and theological positions we hold that are consistent with Lutheranism.
What are our governing documents?
Hosanna has two governing documents:
- Articles of Incorporation: Formal documents filed with the State of Minnesota with our legal name and main business address.
- Bylaws: These describe how Hosanna is organized and operates. They help create and maintain an orderly and efficient church that meets the needs of the members.
Why are we changing our Bylaws?
- Digital Transformation: We want to provide fully digital congregational meetings and digital ballots to provide access for as many members as possible.
- Vision Board terms: Provide additional clarity for the length of time and number of terms served for Vision Board members
- Membership: We are updating our membership language to reflect our current process.
How do I become a member so I can vote?
Our current membership process requires participation in Discover Hosanna class, connecting with your Campus Pastor or assignee, and a signature on our membership covenant. Members must be 18 or older.
How do I vote?
All interested parties may participate in the meeting, but only members on record as of October 21, 2020, will receive an email with a link to an online ballot, one ballot per person. Polling will be open from 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24 to 11:59 p.m on Monday, October 26.
Do you allow absentee ballots?
While we do not allow written absentee ballots, we do allow extended polling time for online ballots. Members can vote Saturday at 5 p.m. through the end of day Monday. You do not need to attend the virtual meeting to vote.
Yes, all questions are welcome. For any questions prior to the meeting, please submit them here. During the meeting, we will have a moderated live chat, with discussion questions submitted to the meeting speakers.
When will the results of the vote be available?
The results of all votes will be posted on this webpage by noon on Tuesday, October 27.
Biography Information for Vision Board Nominees:
Darin Hunhoff, Current Vision Board President, renewing term:
Darin lives in Lakeville with his wife Heather and their three children, Hannah, Nate and Zach. They have been attending Hosanna for more than 15 years and together have been active in student ministries, technical arts and small group ministries.
Darin works for CHS where he currently leads the company's Energy Operations.
Having already served 8 years on the Vision Board, during which Hosanna went through our lead pastor transition and added 3 campuses, he looks forward with optimism and anticipation to where God will lead Hosanna in the future.
Matt and his family have been attending Hosanna for the past 11 years. He and his wife Heather live in Prior Lake along with their three children, Ava, Laney and Kellen.
For the past 21 years, he has held various roles as Personal Trainer and Senior Personal Training Manager for Life Time. He is currently the Director over the Eastern US and Canada for Lift Brands, overseeing Snap Fitness franchisees.
Matt would be honored to be on Hosanna’s Vision Board to come alongside others in helping shape the next generation of believers through living life like Jesus. He is proud to be a Member of Hosanna and all they stand for.
View our current Vision Board here.