Annual Meeting 2023 and Vestry Nominations

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It’s time to send in your vestry nominations!

It’s hard to believe it’s that time again!

Strong lay and clergy leadership teams are at the heart of healthy, thriving Episcopal congregations. These teams start with the vestry. Now is the time to pray about whom God would have you nominate for the 2023-2024 Vestry. See our Vestry and Ministries information.

Here are the steps to take:

  1. PRAY.
  2. Submit a name or names to the office by emailing or call 302.368.4644 Monday-Thursday between 9-noon. (Yes, you can nominate yourself if you feel so moved!)
  3. We will then confirm that the person meets requirements according to Church Bylaws and Diocesan Canons.
  4. And then, finally, we will speak with the nominee to review the responsibilities of the vestry and confirm that they are open to having their name on this year’s ballot.

Please submit your nominee(s) by April 3, 2023.

If you are curious about the vestry experience, please reach out to Fr. Howie, the office, or speak to any member of the vestry.

Nominations are requested to fill three openings. The Vestry has prayerfully decided to transition from 12 Vestry members to 9. This will be the second year in that transition and we are replacing four Vestry members with three. In 2024, we will complete this transition to a nine-member Vestry.

Vestry elections will be conducted during the annual congregational meeting following the 10:30 a.m. service on March 19, 2023.

Please give your full and prayerful attention to this important yearly call to leadership in the life of St. Thomas’s Episcopal Parish.