Nominations for vestry, convention delegates sought – are you called to lead?
Nominations are open for membership on the 2018 Vestry and for representatives to the 2018 diocesan Convention. Nominees are committing to serve our congregation in a leadership capacity. The Vestry works to ensure our parish ministry is carried out in accordance with our parish values, mission, goals, and priorities, and according to the constitution and canons of our diocese. A delegate to convention has a seat, voice, and vote for nominations, resolutions, proposal, budget, and other pertinent material at Convention.
According to diocesan canon title IV.7, vestry nominees must be confirmed communicants in good standing of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, at least 18 years old by the date of the annual parish meeting on January 28, 2018, and have made financial contributions in 2017 that are shown on the records of the treasurer of our parish. If a vestry nominee has served two consecutive terms, he or she may not be eligible for election to the Vestry until a full year has elapsed, unless filling a vestry vacancy of fewer than two years. A Vestry member is elected to serve a three-year term.
According to diocesan canon title I.1, diocesan Convention lay delegates and alternates must be confirmed communicants in good standing of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, at least 18 years old by the date of the first day of any meeting of the Convention. The 2018 Convention of our diocese will be November 9-10 in Decatur at the city’s new conference center, with hotel attached. Delegates are elected each year at the annual parish meeting and serve until their successors are elected.
If you’d like more information about serving on the vestry or as a convention delegate, contact senior warden Linda Snow at email@example.com or our rector, Scot McComas, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to nominate yourself, send your contact information and a brief biography and headshot photo to email@example.com. If you’d like to nominate someone, please get their permission first and send their name to firstname.lastname@example.org.