Nominees for Vestry

Nominees for Vestry

Annual Meeting – January 27, 11:15 am

Each year at this time I receive a delightful surprise and am able to pass exciting news on to the parish at
large. This is the season in which the Nominating Committee brings forward a slate of nominees for
election to the Vestry by the parish. Numerous suggestions are made to the committee and they do the
hard work of narrowing those suggestions to the final slate. The list is submitted to the Vestry for their
approval to ensure that the nominees are qualified by having been Confirmed in the Episcopal Church
and that they support the parish with a pledge. Each nominee must also be invited to accept the
nomination.
Being Rector of a parish is a little odd in terms of church membership. While I preside at Vestry meetings
and charge the Nominating Committee with the responsibility of selecting the slate, I do not meet with
the committee nor am I permitted to vote on the slate at the Annual Meeting. My responsibility is
simply to serve with those elected by the congregation.
Over the years, I’ve discovered what a great blessing this system is. I am the beneficiary of the decisions
made by the Nominating Committee and the Parish. I get to serve with the people that you select and
there is a real gift in that for me personally. It all helps to remind me that God has a guiding hand in our
nomination and election process. Those brought forward and elected serve us so well.
Again this year, I am delighted with the slate of nominees and grateful to each person on that slate for
their willingness to serve if elected. Each is well qualified and has very much to offer. Those put forward
for your consideration are (listed alphabetically):
Betty Beale
Tracey Campbell
John Carter
Rosa Davis
Will Gunter
Brice Johnston
Katie Keller
Keith Miller
Scott Mitchell
Mary Nelms Parsons
Nick Prillaman
Radney Ramsey
Emily Wise
I am also excited to announce that the Vestry has elected Bill Eskridge to serve as Senior Warden and
Jimmy McLemore to serve as Junior Warden for 2019. They will lead us well.
The Annual Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 11:15 am. Prior to that time you will
receive a brochure with photographs and a biographical sketch of each nominee to help inform your
choice. Meanwhile, please keep each of these nominees in your prayers. May those we elect be

equipped with God’s grace so that our parish might deepen our vision