Annual Parish Meeting a rousing success

Puddicombe Hall  was packed for our Annual Parish Meeting following the nine-o’clock service on Sunday, January 27. After a delicious buffet supplied by our Vestry, we got down to business. Fr. Martin had already delivered his “State of the Parish” message during the service.

We gifted and thanked Susan Rowe, outgoing Senior Warden, and outgoing Vestry members Virginia Gaub and Chuck Roberts for their service.  We elected four new members — Carol Baarsma, Victoria Dodson, Tom Egnew and Judy Nelson — to join continuing members Liz Herriges, Don Ramage,  Kristina Younger,  Jessica Richards, and Ken Rhodes.  Fr. Martin announced that he had asked Liz Herriges to be his Senior Warden, and that she had agreed to serve in this key position.

Newly-elected 2019 alternates Kristina Younger and Jeffrey Boyce will join holdovers Virginia Gaub and Colin McDaniel as delegates to Diocesan Convention in 2019.

Margo Fleshman was elected to serve on the Endowment Committee.

Parish Treasurer Bill Brice outlined the financial state of the parish for 2018 and presented the budget for 2019. Any parishioners who could not attend our meeting can find the pertinent documents in the 2018 Annual Parish Report, available at the Church Office. The Report also contains detailed reports from the leaders of our parish ministries.

Table discussions focused on the question: “What is our vision for children, youth, and families at St. Andrew’s?”

DISCLAIMER: This article represents information contained in the Annual Meeting Agenda and a report from Fr. Martin. For the official record, please see the Minutes of the 2019 Annual Parish Meeting, which will be  included in the 2019 Annual Parish Report.