Following the Parish’s bylaw revision process, which happened last year, we are pleased to announce that this year’s nominating committee is organized and ready for business! Laura Aldrich, Thomas Brown, Jonathan Foot, Martha Lewis, and Suzanne Owayda met in early August, and we will meet regularly throughout the next two months. The addition of the Rector and a Warden (Suzanne Owayda) is specifically called for in our new bylaws. Together, the five of us are responsible for considering your recommendations of people whom you believe have the requisite gifts and skills to exercise the ministry of oversight at the Parish of the Epiphany and at our 2019 diocesan convention.
Look for us on Sundays and expect a targeted email from us asking you to nominate people. We will prayerfully consider every nomination, but we definitely need your help. Unfortunately, last year’s nominating committee heard from only 6 people (all 30+ nominations were submitted by only 6 parishioners); we hope you’ll take the time to nominate your sisters and brothers, or yourself!
We will identify 4 people to lead the Parish of the Epiphany (all of whom will serve on the vestry):
3 vestry members for a 3 year terms, and 1 warden for a 2 year term.
2 people to be delegates to the 2019 diocesan convention.
3 persons to serve on the nominating committee for 2019.
Visit the vestry resource page to read the job descriptions. Our treasurer, Cherie Collin; associate treasurer, Alan Briggs; and clerk, Richard Bartels, all have agreed to serve again. Therefore, we shall nominate them, and we won’t be seeking names for those positions. An opportunity to nominate others at the Annual Meeting on 28 January 2019, will be given, as it always is, for every position.
Please keep us in your prayers, and know that you are in ours.
Laura, Jonathan, Martha, Suzanne, and Thomas