The Vestry of St. John’s welcomes Kevin Kehus as our new Sr. Warden and Janet Hall as the new Jr. Warden as well as five new members to the Vestry: Clara Lovett, Debra Parker, Dan Ryan, Carolyn Schugar and Geoff Sharpe! Many thanks to those Vestry members who completed their terms, including Nancy Adams, Andrea Guy-McFarland, Monique Robinson, and Walter Smith, and outgoing Senior Warden Lisa Raisner. Click here for more detail on the elections held at April 23’s Annual Parish Meeting.
As part of our effort to increase Parish-wide communications, we have scheduled the first Vestry/Parish Dialogue meeting for May 21 in the Parish Hall immediately after the 10:30 service. An agenda will be sent out in advance and a light lunch will be served. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, at its last meeting on April 18, the Vestry
- Discussed the order in which line-item budgets would be restored as additional pledges are received. The major categories include property reserves and diocesan giving, and the portion of the 2022 deficit added to the 2023 budget. The Vestry agreed to first eliminate the 2022 deficit amount and restore property reserves, but deferred consideration of further budget restoration until additional pledging materializes.
- Agreed to consider a plan for funding Property and Operating reserves to more realistic levels, as both targets are currently too low and do not reflect the reality of expenses.
- Reviewed the near-final draft charter for the new Governance Coordinating Committee, a new standing committee of the Vestry to advise the Vestry on all matters related to the governance of the church, charged with improving continuity and consistency across other committees and St. John’s operations.