Vestry Candidates 2024

Dear Christ Church,


I am pleased to announce our new Vestry candidates for 2024: Clay Davis and Amy McLaughlin. You can learn more about them here. Collectively, they represent many years of servant-leadership in contexts such as Small Group Leadership, Altar Guild, Kids Quest and Children’s Ministry, Living Waters, and other forms of quiet service. They are iconic representatives of whole-life disciples, seeking their own healing in Christ and then loving and serving faithfully in response. During the 11am service on Sunday, May 12th, the parish will have the opportunity to ratify the Vestry’s recommendation of these two candidates to serve a three-year term.

As we’re in this season of leadership transition and pruning between Fr. Cliff and myself, I have asked several vestry members to stay-on for an additional year to provide continuity in leadership. Nate Bruce, Sara Schultz, and Senior Warden Leslie Cameron will serve an additional year through the fall providing godly oversight and wise counsel for Christ Church. I’m grateful for their decision to say ‘yes’ to this invitation.

This is a good moment to remind you of the purpose of the Vestry. According to our denominational Canons, the Vestry is “responsible for the temporalities of the congregation and, except where otherwise provided by canon, supports the clergy in the spiritual leadership of the congregations.”
This finds expression in six arenas:

  1. They are dedicated to prayer and fasting on behalf of the church and her mission
  2. They protect the core values of the church
  3. They exercise gifts of wisdom, discernment and counsel, working closely with the Rector regarding the church and her mission
  4. They have full and final authority for all matters related to the facility and finance of the church
  5. They assist the Rector in guarding the unity of the church, crisis response, and encouraging the clergy and staff
  6. They lead by example in the church through Christian maturity, stewardship, and servanthood

Clay and Amy have both demonstrated integrity of character and a canny ability to serve in each of these six arenas. It is with confidence the Vestry recommends them for the position!

Grateful for God’s provision,


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