Vestry Minutes

Vestry Minutes from Vestry Retreat, February 10 2018

Trinity Episcopal Church

Vestry Retreat Minutes

February 10, 2018

Vestry Members Present:

  • Katie Davidson, Lisa Edwards, Chris Kelley, Barb Hollar, Christi Bailey, Tony Powell, Matt Swendiman, Brandon Gabbard, Shannon Gemeinhardt, Nancy Grayson, Thomas Workman

Vestry Members Absent: Debra Taylor

Clergy Present:

  • Justin Gabbard, Rev. Peter D’Angio

Clergy Absent:

Opening Prayer:

  • Peter D’Angio

Call to Order:

  • Chris Kelley

Sharing by Vestry Members:

Adoption of Minutes: via Email February 19, 2018

  • Motion: Chris Kelley
  • Motion carried

Retreat Agenda:

  • Welcome and Review of Objectives – Chris Kelley
  • Defining our Mission as a Vestry – Matt Swendiman
    • Alignment on what we can specifically contribute to Trinity’s mission as a Vestry team
  • Committees and Commissions – Christi Bailey
    • Define operating model for vestry working with committees and commissions
      • Clear definition and tracking
      • Clear roles
      • Clear definition of responsibilities between vestry and commissions
    • Re-Imagining how we think and act on money/budget – Nancy Grayson
      • Discussion of the Vestry narrative on budget/money
        • What has it been to date?
        • What can it be/what should it be?
        • Our responsibility as a Vestry
        • Debt payment plan
        • Vestry funds
        • Preparing for a Capital Campaign in 2019
      • Working lunch – Define objectives and topics/speakers for Annual Meeting
      • Vestry as a Vital Team – Elise Johnstone
        • Learn how to work better as a team
        • Appreciate and leverage differences
        • Improve internal communication and commitment
      • Dashboard – defining how we want to stay focused on our mission as a Vestry – Chris Kelley
        • Define initial measures and projects for each value/shared strategy
        • Assignment of each measure for preparation or April edition of Dashboard
        • Decision on how we plan to use
          • Consent agenda topic
          • Discussion agenda topic


  • Moved: Chris Kelley
  • Motion carried

Next Meeting:

  • March 5th @ 6:30pm


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