It will also be the responsibility of the church council to:

a) review the membership of the local church;

b) fill interim vacancies occurring among lay officers of the church between sessions of the annual charge conference;

c) establish the budget on recommendation of the committee on finance and ensure adequate provision for the financial needs of the church;

d) recommend to the charge conference the salary and other remuneration of the pastor(s) and staff members after receiving recommendations from the committee on pastor-parish relations (staff-parish relations);

w) review the recommendations of the committee on pastor-parish relations regarding provision of adequate housing for the pastor(s), and report the same to the charge conference for approval.  Housing provisions shall comply with the annual conference housing policy and parsonage standards.  Housing shall not be considered as part of compensation or remuneration except to the extent provided for in denominational pension and benefit plans. (Book of Discipline 2016, Para. 252.4)