I am pleased to announce the appointment of your next senior warden: Shirley Mensah. The Senior Warden serves as the rector’s advisor, and leads the vestry (the parish’s governing board) in the rector’s absence. Shirley accepted my appointment earlier this summer, and we shared the news with the vestry at their last meeting.
Scott Ferguson had been senior warden since the beginning of my tenure in 2015. Scott’s term on vestry finishes in January of 2019, and together we determined it would be prudent to make the transition while Scott still has several months left. I am grateful to Scott for his patient and consistent advice these three and a half years, and I look forward to working more closely with Shirley, already a trusted leader in the congregation.
In the weeks and months ahead, the vestry will continue discernment toward a capital campaign. You can read more below about the process here. We hope you will take some time in the coming weeks to speak with a Shirley, Susan Norris our Junior Warden, or another Vestry member about the work.
We are first and last a diverse and welcoming community seeking to walk in the way of Jesus. I am grateful for my fellow leaders in this work of walking with God. Please keep the vestry in your prayers in this season of transition and of goal-setting. And please join me in thanking both Scott Ferguson and Shirley Mensah for their leadership!