Vestry Minutes

Vestry Minutes from October 9, 2017

Trinity Episcopal Church

Vestry Minutes

October 9, 2017

Vestry Members Present:

  • Katie Davidson, Jean Brann, Robert Edwards, Chris Kelley, Debra Taylor, Tony Powell, Christi Bailey, Barbara Hollar

Vestry Members Absent:

  • Katharine Piaskowy, Andrew Piaskowy, Tony Milburn, Thomas Workman

Clergy Present:

  • Rev. Peter D’Angio, Rev. Justin Gabbard

Opening Prayer:

  • Rev. Peter D’Angio

Call to Order:

  • Rev. Peter D’Angio

Sharing by Vestry Members:

Culture of Courtesy Covenant:

  • Culture of Courtesy Covenant distributed and read as a group

Adoption of Consent Agenda:

  • Motion: Rev. Peter D’Angio moves to approve the Consent Agenda removing the Rector’s Report.
  • 2nd: Jean Brann
  • Motion carried

Adoption of Minutes: September 9, 2017

  • Motion Carried

Adoption of Minutes: September 19, 2017

  • Motion Carried with change to the motion in the minutes, to include “alterations from the Vestry”.

Old Business:

  • Stewardship Update
  • SFSC Status and Steering Committee Recommendations
    • Presentation of final Strategic Filter Process Report
    • Tony Powell moves that the Vestry thank the Steering Committee for all of its work over the past many months.
      • 2nd Christi Bailey
      • Motion Carried
    • Tony Powell moves that the Vestry begin to post and read our Core Values at each Vestry meeting, and to post and use the Strategic Filter and Shared Strategies beginning immediately.
      • 2nd Rev. Peter D’Angio
      • Motion Carried
    • Peter D’Angio moves to make (2) changes to the Strategic Filter Process Report.  First, changing paragraph 4 to replace the word “in” with “across” in the last sentence.  Second to strike “Reason” from the title in paragraph 7. 
      • 2nd Chris Kelley
      • Motion Carried
    • o Jean Brann move paragraph 5 that we remove the word(s) “& Children” from the title.
      • 2nd Christi Bailey
      • Motion Carried
    • Vestry elections – report from elections committee
      • Vestry Election Nominations are November 5th
      • Vestry Election speeches are November 12th
      • Vestry Elections are November 19th
      • (4) 3 year terms, with the addition of (1) 2 year term
    • Associate Rector Update
      • Job opening was distributed to 4 local dioceses two weeks ago  
      • As of today, there have been no applications

New Business:

  • Report on Staffing for growth – tabled to November meeting
  • Vestry conduct in context of the culture of curtesy – tabled to November meeting
  • Vestry approach to hearing and considering feedback from the parish
    • Making sure parishioners know that meetings are open
    • Also that agenda is sent to the parish in a timely manner
  • Sharing from diocesan vestry workshop
    • Option for presentation for vestry retreat

Commission Reports:

  • Curate’s report (Rev. Justin Gabbard)
  • Outreach – (Robb Dorward)
  • Nurture (Jim Swearingen)
  • Communications (Christi Bailey)


  • Moved: Peter D’Angio
  • Motion carried

Next Meeting:

  • November 13, 2017 @ 6:30pm

Respectfully submitted,

Katie Davidson

Clerk of the Vestry


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