We are pleased to announce that the Vestry has unanimously approved the addition of Scott Leaman to our Vestry as our ninth member. Scott will be a very welcome addition to our team, and we look forward to getting him involved.
Speaking of involvement, we also want to communicate a new way the Vestry will be organized. As a part of our offsite retreat in late February, the Vestry decided to add a new dimension to the group: establishing an area of parish function for each Vestry member to focus on, providing a point of contact for the congregation at the Vestry level around specific areas. We hope this will provide increased visibility to all the good work that goes into running our parish.
In some cases, there are active, working Committees already in place and that does not change. In other cases, we don’t have anyone currently focused on the activities, so new committees and/or additional volunteers will be joining the efforts over time.
Below, you will find the Vestry Liaisons and a brief description of the areas of focus. We also added information on the website.
Buildings & Grounds: Barry Shurtz, Junior Warden
Buildings & Grounds Committee; church property improvements and maintenance
Finance: Larry Hoy
Finance Committee; Budgetary Process and Reporting
Communications: Trish Shurtz, Clerk
Communications Committee; Website, Social Media, Press, Public Relations
Parish Life: Laura Pare
Service Volunteers; Hospitality Committee
Community Outreach: Todd Hoida and Randy Chilton
Interfaith Ministry, Tuesday Dinners, Christmas Family Adoption, Kare Crisis Nursery, Boy Scout Charter Organization
Christian Education: Summer Green, Senior Warden
The Forum, The Point, Bible Studies, Morning/Evening Prayer, Retreats, Sunday School, Youth Group
Membership and Growth: Rob Stepp
Pledge Process, New Member Welcome, Networking Events
As always, you can send an email to the entire Vestry with the email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions, comments, or thoughts.