Posts Tagged: vestry

Voice of the Vestry – Moving Deeper

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by Elizabeth Blondia The 144th Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan convened on November 2 and 3, 2018 in Lansing. In attendance from Grace Church were George Prewitt, Tony Nelson, Elizabeth Blondia, and The Reverend Kathryn Costas. We were joined by around 300 clergy and laypeople from all around our diocese who… Read more »

Vestry minutes – 12/20/2016

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Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Mark Stackable Staff Present:  Ann Hackett Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in:  Carlton opened with prayer asking the Holy Spirit to give us wise… Read more »

Vestry Budget Mtg. Minutes – 12/10/2016

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Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Kerry Nelson Staff Present:    Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer:  Carlton opened with a prayer inviting the Holy Spirit to be present in our meeting…. Read more »

Special vestry minutes – 10/30/2016

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Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  none Staff Present:  Ann Hackett   Clergy Present:  none Clare opened with a prayer. The agenda was approved by acclamation. Community Information Portfolio The vestry reviewed the Community… Read more »

Vestry minutes – 10/17/2016

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Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Kerry Nelson, Don Olendorf, Connie Riopelle Staff Present:  Ann Hackett    Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in:  Carlton opened with prayer and we all… Read more »

Vestry minutes – 9/20/2016

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Grace Church Vestry 2016. Front row (l to r): Nancy Flowers, Sue Kelly, Clare Andreasson, Helen Hankins, Chuck Wolterink. Back row: Marian Vermeulen, Jeff Tibbits, Maria DiStefano-Post, Donna Olendorf, Eddie Grim, Mike Mittelstaedt.

Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Mark Stackable Staff Present:Ann Hackett Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in:  Carlton started with a prayer and we checked in with each other. Scripture… Read more »

Vestry minutes – 8/16/2016

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August 16, 2016 6:00 pm Vestry Members: Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Donna Olendorf, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: Nancy Johnson, Dave Triplett Staff Present: Ann Hackett   Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer and Check-in: Carlton… Read more »

Vestry minutes – 6/21/2016

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Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Donna Olendorf, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink. (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Mark Stackable Staff Present:     Clergy Present: The Rev. Carlton Kelley Prayer, Check-in, Scripture & Study: Carlton opened with a prayer and each of us shared… Read more »

Vestry minutes – 02/16/16

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Vestry Members:  Clare Andreasson, Maria DiStefano-Post, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittelstaedt, Anne Montgomery, Donna Olendorf, Jeff Tibbits, Marian Vermeulen, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Connie Riopelle, Mark Stackable Staff Present:  Ann Hackett, Rosemary Hagan Clergy Present:  The Rev. Katheryn King Scripture & Study Donna opened with a Prayer… Read more »

Vestry minutes – 01/12/2016

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The 148th Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, January 18, and included several important elections. Nancy Flowers, Sue Kelly, Michael Mittlestadt, and Jeff Tibbets were elected to fill three year terms on the vestry, while Eddie Grim will be appointed to replace Denny Meyers for a one-year-term. Elizabeth Blondia, Sandy Foote, and Rosemary Hagan were elected as diocesan delegates to the annual convention. Greg Hagan, Bob Foote, and Lynne Feeter are alternates. Steve Wade and Harry Wiberg were elected by acclamation to the 2015 nominating commitee, which is charged with identifying candidates for next years elections. Congratulations to the new members of the Grace leadership team.

Vestry Members: Mike Cotter, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Mary Merrill, Michael Mittelstaedt, Donna Olendorf, John Strickler, Jeff Tibbits, Chuck Wolterink(Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: None. Staff Present: Ann Hackett Clergy Present: Katheryn King Scripture & Study: Katheryn led the vestry in a discussion of the Wedding at Cana found in John… Read more »