Vestry Minutes

Vestry Minutes from October 14th, 2019

Trinity Episcopal Church

Vestry Minutes

October 14, 2019


Vestry Members Present:

  • Dennis Blom, Christi Bailey, Lisa Edwards, Katie Davidson, Brandon Gabbard, Nancy Grayson, Chris Kelley, Josh Mitchell, Gina Russ, Paula Wolfe

Vestry Members Absent:

  • Matt Swendiman

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:

New Business:

  • Proposal for educational experience – Chris Kelley
    • Motion: Enter into a period of informal discussion
    • Moved: Peter D’Angio
    • Motion carried
    • Motion: Enter back into formal discussion
    • Moved: Chris Kelley
    • Discussion: none
    • Motion carried
    • Motion: Exploratory committee to be appointed by the rector and senior warden to explore an educational opportunity that has been presented to the vestry
    • Moved: Paula Wolfe
    • Motion carried

Adoption of Consent Agenda:

  • Rector’s report (Rev. Peter D’Angio)
  • Outreach (Gina Russ)
  • Moved: Chris Kelley
  • Motion carried

Adoption of September Minutes:

  • Adoption of the September minutes was postponed until the November meeting due to a technical issue.

Old Business:

  • Vestry election (Katie Davidson)
    • Current data suggests a shortage of nominees prior to the election
    • Vestry members should encourage possible nominees
    • Discussion:
  • 2020 staffing (Rev. Peter D’Angio)
    • Rev. Peter has created position overview and job description for Curate/Assistant
    • The job opening is being distributed to various diocese and seminaries
    • The bishop has a potential candidate to consider
    • Discussion:
  • Capital campaign (Chris Kelley)
    • Capital campaign committee has been meeting
    • Seeking recommendations for congregational gift co-chairs
    • Committee sub-chairs are:
      • Admin – Chris Kelley and Shari Burrows
      • Projects – Jen Swendiman
      • Communications – Emery Schmidt and Paul Wilson
      • Finance – Josh Mitchell
      • Spiritual – Susan Blom and Sylvia Jordan
      • Planned Giving – Matt Swendiman
      • Initial Gifts – Rick Wurth and John Lucas
      • Recognition & Events – Nancy Grayson and Katie Davidson
      • Congregational Gifts - …
    • Discussion:
  • Stewardship (Rev. Peter D’Angio)
    • Proceeding on schedule
    • Various letters have been sent out and various talks given during the service
    • Harvest Sunday is October 20
    • Discussion:
  • Sabbatical (Rev. Peter D’Angio)
    • Rev. Peter led a TED on the sabbatical on October 13
    • The power point from the TED will be posted
    • Discussion:

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) – consent agenda
  • Family Ministry – (Shannon Gemeinhardt/Nancy Grayson) – consent agenda
  • Nurture and Parish Growth (Lisa Edwards/Paula Wolfe) – no report
  • Financial Resources (Matt Swendiman/Josh Mitchell) – no report
  • Physical Resources (Brandon Gabbard) – no report
  • Communications (Dennis Blom) - no report
  • 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: Josh Mitchell
  • Motion carried

Closing Prayer:

Next Meeting:

  • November 11, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Brandon Gabbard

Clerk of the Vestry


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