Vestry Minutes

Vestry Minutes from May 13, 2019

Trinity Episcopal Church

Vestry Minutes

May 13, 2019

Vestry Members Present:

  • Dennis Blom, Christi Bailey, John Cox, Lisa Edwards, Brandon Gabbard, Nancy Grayson, Chris Kelley, Gina Russ, Matt Swendiman, Paula Wolfe

Vestry Members Absent:

  • Katie Davidson, Josh Mitchell

Clergy Present:

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


  • Jean Brann, Tony Milburn, John Lucas, James Joo (from US Bank)

Opening Prayer:

  • Rev. Peter D’Angio

Call to Order:

  • Rev. Peter D’Angio

New Business:

  • Book of Remembrance – Tony Milburn
    • Tony Milburn distributed a BOR Portfolio Summary
    • John Lucas gave a brief history of the trust
    • Tony Milburn discussed current investing policy
    • James Joo discussed current investing strategy
    • Discussion:
    • Trusties and vestry will consider joining the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes and Rev. Peter D’Angio will investigate a trial membership option
  • Business improvement District – Tony Milburn
    • Tony Milburn distributed a BID Proposal document and BID map
    • Tony described the BID proposal and recommended that Trinity sign the proposal
    • Trinity and all non-profits are not assessed but can choose to self asses if desired
    • The BID would last five years and is governed by a board
    • Discussion:
    • An email will be sent requesting an electronic vote

Adoption of Consent Agenda:

  • Rector’s report (Rev. Peter D’Angio)
  • Associate Rector’s report (Rev. Justin Gabbard)
  • Family Ministry – (Shannon Gemeinhardt/Nancy Grayson)
  • Nurture and Parish Growth (Lisa Edwards/Paula Wolfe)
  • Communications (Dennis Blom)
  • Moved: Brandon Gabbard
  • Motion carried

Adoption of April 2019 Minutes:

  • Moved: Brandon Gabbard
  • Discussion
  • Motion carried

Hearing from Parish:

  • None

Old Business:

  • Capital Campaign – Chris Kelley
    • Capital Campaign Committee is working on the tentative case statement
    • Matt Swendiman will present Finance 101 during TED on Sunday, May 19
    • Discussion:

New Business:

  • Finance – Matt Swendiman
    • Matt Swendiman distributed financial statements
    • YTD income is up $15,000
    • YTD expenses are down $7,500
    • Rev. Peter D’Angio, Nancy Grayson, and Matt Swendiman will work on income diversification
  • Calendar items – Rev. Peter D’Angio
    • The Bishop will visit on Sunday, June 16 and meet with the vestry after the service
    • The parish picnic is June 23
    • The Mozart Mass is June 9
  • Sprouts and Stouts – Rev. Peter D’Angio
    • The vestry thanks and commends all who participated in making  Sprouts and Stouts a great success

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 (Gina Russ) – no report
  • Family Ministry – (Shannon Gemeinhardt/Nancy Grayson) – consent agenda
  • Nurture and Parish Growth (Lisa Edwards/Paula Wolfe) – consent agenda
  • Financial Resources (Matt Swendiman/Josh Mitchell) – new business
  • Physical Resources (Brandon Gabbard) – no report
  • Communications (Dennis Blom) – consent agenda
  • Senior Warden (Chris Kelley) - no report
  • Junior Warden (Katie Davidson) - no report
  • ECW (Katie Davidson) - no report
  • Evangelism – no report
  • Capital Campaign (Chris Kelley) – no report


  • Moved: Rev. Peter D’Angio
  • Motion carried


  • The Lord’s Prayer

Next Meeting:

  • June 10, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Brandon Gabbard

Clerk of the Vestry


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