Vestry Minutes

Vestry Minutes from January 14th, 2019

Trinity Episcopal Church

Vestry Minutes

January 14, 2019

Vestry Members Present:

  • Dennis Blom, Christi Bailey, John Cox, Lisa Edwards, Katie Davidson, Brandon Gabbard, Nancy Grayson, Josh Mitchell, Gina Russ, Matt Swendiman, Paula Wolfe

Vestry Members Absent:

  • Chris Kelley

Clergy Present:

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

Clergy Absent:


  • Robert Edwards, Lindsay Workman, Tony Milburn, John Lucas, Gary Gabbard

Opening Prayer:

  • Rev. Peter D’Angio

Call to Order:

  • Rev. Peter D’Angio

Sharing by Vestry Members:


Old Business:

  • Capital campaign:
    • Financial Resources Commission members and Book of Remembrance Trust members were invited to attend and contribute to this discussion
    • Summary of previous capital campaigns - Tony Milburn
    • Summary of 2016 feasibility study – Rev. Peter D’Angio
      • How Trinity came to work with Andi Tillman
      • Developed Shared Core Values and Shared Strategies
      • Worked to ease conflict
    • Vestry received two proposals for a future capital campaign and contracted with Andi Tillman     
      • Two phases are contracted
        1. Feasibility
        2. Inquiry
      • Possible capital campaign will focus on: People, Program, Place, Debt Retirement           
      • Steering committee: Chris Kelley, Rev. Peter D’Angio, Nancy Grayson, more to be added 
    • Discussion


Culture of Courtesy Covenant:

  • Culture of Courtesy Covenant distributed and read as a group


Adoption of Consent Agenda:

  • Rector’s report (Rev. Peter D’Angio)
  • Associate Rector’s report (Rev. Justin Gabbard)
  • Communication (Christi Bailey)
  • Outreach (Robb Dorward)
  • Family Ministry (Shannon Gemeinhardt)
  • Budget hearing presentation (Chris Kelley)
  • Moved: Josh Mitchell
  • Motion carried


Adoption of December 2018 Minutes:

  • Moved: Christi Bailey
  • Motion carried


New Business:

  • Income Diversification – Nancy Grayson
    • Presentation about Horizon Community Fuds and how it could be utilized by Trinity
    • Matt Swendiman will lead a committee to investigate options for future use of this or other fund managers
  • Vestry officer elections – Rev. Peter D’Angio
    • Clerk
      • Matt Swendiman nominated Brandon Gabbard
      • Brandon Gabbard elected
    • oTreasurer
      • Rev. Peter D’Angio nominated Josh Mitchell
      • Josh Mitchell elected
    • Jr. Warden
      • Dennis Blom and Katie Davidson were self-nominated
      • Katie Davidson elected
    • Sr. Warden
      • Rev. Peter D’Angio selected Chris Kelley as Sr. Warden
    • Commission and committee liaisons
      • Formation – Nancy Grayson
      • Nurture and Parish Growth – Lisa Edwards and Paula Wolfe
      • Communications – Dennis Blom
      • Physical Resources – Brandon Gabbard
      • Outreach – Gina Russ
      • Financial Resources – Matt Swendiman and Josh Mitchell
      • Evangelism – Katie Davidson
      • ECW – Katie Davidson
      • Capital Campaign – Chris Kelley
    • Responsibilities of Trinity commission chairperson – Christi Bailey
      • Christi Bailey introduced a document detailing the responsibilities of a commission chairperson
      • Discussion
      • Liaisons directed to share document with their commission/committee
      • Clerk will post in the public folder
    • ·Access to building in the evening – Christi Bailey
      • Christi Bailey described parish concern over building security specifically relating to the Transept entry door being propped open and/or being left unlocked especially during the evening
      • Discussion
      • Building and Grounds Commission to present options at March vestry meeting
    • Retreat – Rev. Peter D’Angio
      • Send requests for retreat agenda topics to Rev. Peter D’Angio or Chris Kelley

Commission Reports:

  • Rector’s report (Rev. Peter D’Angio) – consent agenda
  • Associate Rector’s report (Rev. Justin Gabbard) – consent agenda
  • Deacon’s report (Deacon Joe O’Brochta) – no report
  • Outreach – (Robb Dorward) – consent agenda
  • Family Ministry – (Shannon Gemeinhardt) – consent agenda
  • Nurture and Parish Growth – no report
  • Finance – no report
  • Physical Resources – (Brandon Gabbard) – no report
  • Communications – no report
  • Senior Warden – no report
  • Junior Warden – no report
  • ECW – no report
  • Evangelism – no report



  • Moved: Nancy Grayson
  • Motion carried

Next Meeting:

  • Retreat: February 2, 2019   9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Odd Fellows Hall
  • Budget meeting: February, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.

Lord’s Prayer:

Respectfully submitted,

Brandon Gabbard

Clerk of the Vestry


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