July 17, 2018 Vestry Meeting Highlights

By: 
Ruth Deane
July 17, 2018 Vestry Meeting Highlights

The meeting opened with a prayer. Tony Bousanti introduced the proposed Interim Rectors, Lauren Ackland and Gary Commins.  Lauren Ackland was most recently the Rector at Grace Church in Madison. Gary Commins is originally from Los Angeles.  He is currently Priest in Charge at the Church of the Incarnation in Jersey City.  After discussion, the Vestry voted to approve the appointments of Gary Commins and Lauren Ackland as Co-Interim Rectors. Gary will be the lead Rector, will be in the office 3 days during the week and will preach 2-3 Sundays a month (including covering the family services). Lauren will preach 2 Sundays a month. Tony Bousanti and Mike Martins began a discussion of the Profile and Search Committees by stating the Profile Committee will be an open committee and all parishioners are welcome to participate.  The Profile Committee will be short-lived; the hope is that its work will be completed by sometime in December 2018. The Search Committee will be a closed committee and their work will be highly confidential, commencing when the Parish Profile is completed and continuing until appropriate candidates are identified.  Ultimately, the Search Committee will propose 3 candidates to the Vestry to review and vote on.  The list of Profile Committee and Search Committee members was reviewed, reflected upon, and approved by the Vestry. Meeting closed with a prayer.