Vestry Meeting Highlights

Following approval of the December 2017 minutes, Senior Warden David Danforth presented his last warden’s report because effective at the Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, January 28, he will end his term and continue to serve on Vestry for one year as the Warden Emeritus.  He began by thanking vestry member who will complete their three-year term of service on Sunday and other invited guests that have served during 2017.  Outgoing vestry members are Wallis Bond, Walter Edgar, Ryan Newton, Peter Shand, David Wolff, and Belton Zeigler. Norah Grimball will complete her term as Warden Emeritus.  Invited representative to Vestry who have completed their service are Scotty Frantz, President of the Daughters of the Holy Cross, and Edgar Hickman, Still Hopes representative.  David continued with his report to cover topics such as the Trinity Center repair project, the kitchen, the status of pledges, and calling for a motion and approval of Kent Krieg to service on the board of advisors for the Trinity Learning Center. Incoming Senior Warden Phil Johnston then briefly outlined his plans for 2018.

David Danforth concluded his report with a recommendation by the Vestry Executive Committee (Dean, Canon to the Dean, Wardens, Treasurer, and Canon for Administration) regarding the Cathedral Shop. Discussion followed and then a vote was taken. The results will be announced at the Annual Meeting.

Committee reports were received for Christian Formation, Parish Life, Stewardship, and Still Hopes. Belton Zeigler’s formation report outlined 2017 activities and plans being developed by Canon Grosso and others for 2018 and following years. Wallis Bond’s report on Parish Life highlighted the work by Canon Del Priore in furthering engagement at all levels of the church.  Ben Grimsley’s stewardship report focused on preliminary plans for 2017 future stewardship organization. Ben and Adele Grimsley will lead the 2018 stewardship campaign and will be developing plans for a continuous stewardship emphasis as part of formation.  Ed Hickman provided an overview of the current housing and care facilities and reported information on the number of residents at Still Hopes. He concluded by thanking Trinity for all the support given to his home of 13 years and for many years before that.

Dean Jones concluded with his report. First and foremost was a welcome to Tina Lockett, our new Canon for Parish Life who began her service at Trinity on Sunday, January 21.  She expressed her appreciation for the warm welcome extended to her during her brief time at Trinity. The Dean then discussed proposals by the Friends of Music for treatment of donations for the music program at Trinity. A committee with members drawn from the Friends of Music, the music program, the finance committee, and executive committee, and Trinity Foundation will begin discussions next week. The Dean concluded with an advance announcement of a significant donation made to the Trinity Forward campaign. The formal announcement will be made at the annual meeting.

-David Danforth, Senior Warden