Vestry Minutes

Vestry Minutes from September 9, 2019

Trinity Episcopal Church

Vestry Minutes

September 9, 2019


Vestry Members Present:

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

Vestry Members Absent:

  • Brandon Gabbard, Chris Kelley

Clergy Present:

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


  • None

Opening Prayer:

  • Rev. Peter D’Angio

Call to Order:

  • Rev. Peter D’Angio

Sharing by Vestry Members:

Adoption of Consent Agenda:

  • Motion carried

Adoption of August Minutes:

  • Motion carried

Hearing from Parish:

Old Business:

  • Lilly Grant/Sabbatical 
    • Motion previously tabled in April until it was offered to Peter. Now it is a firm offer requires that it be brought up for discussion and a motion. Adoption of the sabbatical grant in the amount of $94,300 was so moved and the motion carried.
    • There is $9,000 allocated for substitute clergy. There was discussion about parishioners becoming more involved in civic engagement while Peter is on sabbatical
  • Vestry election update
    • Katie and Christi reported on potential nominees. They are in discussion but have no commitments at this time.
  • Associate rector
    • In view of Justin’s departure on January 5, 2020, Peter hopes to have a replacement immediately following his departure, but it could be as late as June2020. It was suggested that the Vestry seek to form a new assistant rector committee.

New Business:

  • Capital Campaign
    • Capital campaign consulting contract with TriUnity was discussed. Adoption of the payment for services rendered was moved and the motion carried.
  • Finance
    • One of the consent agenda items was to discuss Josh Mitchell’s financial sustainability report. It was suggested that a talk be given during the service followed by a Q&A during a Trinity Enlightening Discussion. There was also a discussion on other means of stewardship, such as the celebration Sunday, hearing from speakers and various activities such as pet blessing, and hydrocephalus walk.

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) – new business


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

Next Meeting:

  • October 14, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Dennis Blom with assistance from Gina Russ


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