Record Number of Parishioners Elect New Vestry, Learn About Transition Process

Over 150 people – the largest attendance in recent memory – attended the 2018 Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, January 28. Prior to the start of the meeting at 10:45, following the one 9 am service, attendees were treated to a delicious continental breakfast and a 2017 retrospective slide show demonstrating all of the ministries and activities of the previous year. 

meet our new vestry members - class of 2020

Griffin Bridgers

Griffin Bridgers

Bob Rae

Bob Rae

Susie Street

Susie Street

The meeting opened with remarks by Fr. Craig MacColl, the election of three new Vestry members and the Junior Warden, and the recognition of four parishioners who have served in remarkable ways during the past year. Griffin Bridgers, Bob Rae and Susie Street were elected for three year Vestry terms, and Nora Earnest was elected to serve a final year as Junior Warden. 

Following the voting for these offfices, Fr. Craig recognized and presented “Holy Spirit Awards” - brass “Good Shepherd” crosses - to Tina Hubbard and Sally VanWelden for their Pumpkin Patch leadership, to Marge Pegula for her work in completing the remodeling of the basement and doing extensive repainting of the chapel and church hallway, and to Marjorie Lell for leading the “Marthas” ministry and for reorganizing the church kitchen.

In addition to electing new Vestry members, the congregation approved a slate of four delegates and  two alternate delegates to Diocesan Convention in late October. The delegates are: Deb Sampson, Karin Elsen, Donna White and Becky Beall-Moore. The alternates are Mike Marfia and Nan Behringer. The Diocesan Convention, will take place in Denver October 26 and 27 and will feature the election of a new bishop for the Diocese of Colorado.

Following the business portion of the meeting - the presentation of the year-end financial and the 2018 budget reports by Greg Bell, and the Capital Campaign and Stewardship reports by Jim Wolfe - Senior Warden Shane Jones reviewed the process of carrying out a search for a new Rector for Good Shepherd following Fr. Craig’s retirement on May 1. Shane invited parishioners to take an active role in this process, which will begin with an open parish meeting scheduled for the first week of February (notice of this meeting will be sent out soon).