Vestry Meeting Minutes June 4, 2019 – special vestry meeting

St. Martin’s Special Vestry Meeting, June 4, 2019

Present:  Bob Bess, Mary Beth Butler (member & clerk), Sharon Dudek, Keen Haynes, Brandy Heckel, Rev. Scot McComas, Rector, D.J. Mitchell (member & treasurer), Christopher Mullaney, Linda Seeber, Becky Snell, Julie Sutton
Absent: Christopher DeClerk, Ben Taylor
Also Present: the Rev. Janet Waggoner, Canon to the Ordinary, Diocese of Fort Worth

A special called meeting of the Vestry of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church was held Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the East Parish Hall. The meeting was called for two purposes – to receive information regarding Safeguarding Training and for a Matter Regarding a Personnel Change. The meeting was opened with prayer by the Rector at 6:36 PM.

Safeguarding Update

The Rector distributed printed information about the Safeguarding Courses that Vestry members and other church volunteers are required to complete. The document is attached and made a part of these minutes.

Vestry members are asked to contact Anika Rinker in the church office to determine which modules they need to take and by when and to receive log-in information.

An in-person training session for “Safeguarding God’s Children” will take place at St. Martin’s at 12:30 pm June 30 for those who prefer a group training setting rather than individual training via the internet. All congregation members will be invited to attend. A trainer will be secured by Sutton.

Personnel Change

Rector’s Announcement: The Rector announced he has accepted a call from Church of the Nativity, Scottsdale, AZ. He read a letter to that effect that will go out to St. Martin’s parishioners at 9 pm following this meeting. The document is attached and made a part of these minutes. His last Sunday at St. Martin’s will be July 14, 2019. A farewell reception for him will be held in the Parish Hall after the 10:30 service that day.

Canon’s Remarks: Canon Waggoner gave an overview of the process for St. Martin’s going forward. The Clerk’s notes on those remarks are attached to and made a part of these minutes.

Vestry Vote: Bess moved the Vestry accept the resignation of Scot McComas as Rector of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church with thanks to him for his five years with us. The motion carried.

Bess moved the meeting be adjourned, and the motion carried.

The meeting was closed with prayer at 7:43 PM by the Rector.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Beth Butler, Clerk

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