Vestry Liaison Assignments 2017

Commissions, Ministries, and Committees 

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Back Row, left to right: Tom Napier, Herbert Norman, Ervin Reid, Nicholas Sears
Front Row, left to right Jeremy Kirkland, Marilynn Swenson, Carol Giles, Mike Larkin, Patrick McElhinney
Not pictured Debbie Vance 

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Buildings and Grounds

Tom Napier, Senior Warden (2015-2017)

Commission Heads: Mike Vandeweghe & George Snavely

Repair, maintenance & upkeep of building, grounds, parking lots and equipment; Garden Guild, Memorial Gardens, cleaning, Work Days, form and manage project groups.

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Mike Larkin, Junior Warden (2016-2018)

Commission Head: Rex Slack

Pledge Campaign, Endowment Commission, Stewardship, & Finance Committee.

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Jeremy Kirkland (2015-2017)

Communications Commission Head: Misti Newsom

Website, Bulletin, Channel, Sound system, Facebook & other electronic media, Announcements on Parish calling number, notices, etc.

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Adult Christian Education

Marilynn Swenson (2015-2017)

Class Organizers:  Mark & Marilynn Swenson, Meriann Clark, Valerie Doebler, Richard Perkins, Andrea Larkin

Kerygma classes, EFM, Adult Forum, Men’s Group, Bible Study, College & Young Adult Ministries.  

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 Finance

Herbert Norman (2016-2018)

Commission Head:  Buck Flournoy

Oversee accounting policies / procedures; make budgeting recommendations; work with Endowment Committee on investment decisions; review all budget accounts, eliminate any potential overlap and provide clarity of account purpose to all commission heads.  

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Fellowship

Carol Giles (2017-2020)

Commission Heads: Meg Griffin

Hospitality for events, Progressive Dinner, Parish Picnic, Pig Roast, Supper Club, Welcome & Hospitality.  

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Debbie Vance (2016-2019)

Commission Heads: Lou Montgomery & Ellen Whitehead

Newcomer, Greeters, lapsed members, telephone tree, name tags, Friday Night Cheers, marketing, Commission Fair, Wine & Cheese Gatherings.

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Outreach

Ervin Reid (2017-2020)

Commission Head: Jane Griffin
Food Pantry, Caritas, Kairos, Micah, Christmas Mother, Lesana, Shelter Feeding, Habitat, and many other Outreach ministries.  

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Children & Youth Ministry

Patrick McElhinney (2017-2020)

Commission Heads: Crista Cruz & Kristen Ketron

Nursery through 12th Grades. Sunday school curriculum, youth group, outreach and youth fellowship activities.

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Youth Representative

Nicholas Sears (2017-2018)

Mentor: Brenda Overfield

This person will relay information, perspectives and opinions between the youth and the Vestry.

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Rev. Brenda S. Overfield

Music and Choir, Acolytes, Acolyte Scheduling, Chalicers, Lay Readers & Youth Readers, Ushers & Offering ministers, Seasonal & special service planning, Weddings/Funerals, Altar Guild, Flower Guild, Children’s Liturgy, Liturgical ministers.  

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St. Matthias Vestry

The Vestry is chaired by the rector and served by nine members, who are elected by the congregation to oversee the well being of the parish. The vestry is organized to reflect the mission and vision of the church and each vestry member has an area of responsibility. The vestry is assisted by the treasurer, the register, and the staff of the church. The work of the vestry is governed by the Canons of the Episcopal Church.

Vestry Liaisons are the fundamental link between the people of our church who are doing the many kinds of service, teaching, learning, prayer and fellowship, and the Vestry. The Vestry can perform its work best when it is informed about what is happening and what the needs are. It is critical for Vestry Members to have strong communication with the committees and groups that make up our Church. The Vestry Liaison helps ensure communications between the Committee and the Vestry, and between Committees and the Congregation. The Vestry Liaison fosters leadership and leadership training in the Church. Liaisons share the highlights of what they’ve learned with the Vestry.

Each Vestry Member should be a liaison with at least one of the Church Committees. Each year, the Senior Warden shall appoint Vestry Liaisons for each major (as defined by the Vestry Chair) Commission, ministry, or committee. The Senior Warden shall review liaison appointments with each Vestry Member prior to the formal appointment.

Roles and responsibilities as a Vestry Liaison:

  • Be a source of support to the leadership of the assigned area of ministry. Provide information on church policies, Vestry goals, decisions, coach and mentor the leadership, and be a source of information and counseling.
  • Keep the Vestry apprised of committee activities at each Vestry meeting. Vestry liaisons are encouraged to work with the Committee Chairs in keeping the Congregation aware of their activities
  • Assist the Committee Chair in developing the committee mission statement, and objectives in support of the Church’s Vision statement and strategic plan.
  • Be cognizant of the activities of the assigned area of ministry. Meet with the leader to ascertain progress, accomplishments, and problem areas, attend committee meetings, and be familiar with budget and expenditures.
  • Encourage leader of the assigned area of ministry to practice good stewardship of resources monetary as well as people supporting the ministry. Specifically, make sure the leader is aware of budget, expenditures, and financial status.
  • Be the advocate to the Vestry for assigned area of ministry. Communicate status, progress, accomplishments, significant problems, and needs on a regular basis, i.e., at least quarterly. Urgent matters should be addressed more frequently with the Rector, Senior Warden, and Vestry.
  • Permit leaders to take charge, make decisions, and carry out the leadership role. The Vestry liaison role is characterized by good communication, support, coaching, and mentoring.

Parish Officers

Finance: Buck Flournoy
Treasurer: Frank Warren
Asst. Treasurer: Andrea Larkin
Finance/Pledge Assistant: Nancy Foster
Recording Secretary: Mark Jenkins, OSF