Vestry Election Nominations
The Vestry is the elected lay leadership of the parish. Its principle responsibilities include the church buildings and finances. The Vestry also assists the Rector and staff with outreach, planning, and program. Our Vestry has twelve members. Each year four people are elected to three year terms. A person may be elected to serve a second term.
Who can vote and nominate people? Anyone who has attended St. Luke and The Epiphany for a year and appears on the parish records as having financially supported the church this year is eligible to vote and to nominate people to serve on the Vestry.
Who can be nominated and elected to serve on the Vestry? Anyone who has 1) attended St. Luke and The Epiphany for at least two years and 2) has been confirmed or received in the Episcopal Church by the bishop or officially transferred from another Episcopal Church at least one year ago and 3) has made a specific financial commitment (a pledge) in each of the last two years and 4) is on record as having financially contributed to the Church in each of those years is eligible to be elected to the Vestry.
How does one nominate someone to stand for election to the Vestry? Any three voting members may nominate a person for Vestry. A nomination must be made in writing and signed by all three voting members. Nominations should be submitted to the Nominations Committee (either directly or in care of the Church Office) by Monday, June 6. The Nominations Committee consists of three members of the Vestry: Nancy Brisbon, Doug Rorapaugh, and Wayne Wagner.(Note: the Nominations Committee is not responsible for nominating people. That's the congregation's job. The committee receives the names and prepares the slate and ballot.)
When is the election? Ballots will be distributed to the congregation on Pentecost, June 12, and must be returned to the Church Office by Monday, June 20.
How do I know if I'm eligible to vote or to be nominated for the Vestry? Lists of those eligible to vote and those eligible to be nominated for Vestry are available in the Narthex and on the bulletin board downstairs.