A Note from the Sr. Warden, Patricia Massey Hoke
In late January, the Vestry gathered for our annual retreat to kickoff the year. We learned about each other, discussed our commitment to the parish, and dove into our strategic plan. I left with a deep sense of gratitude for each member of the Vestry, and with enthusiasm for our work together this year.
Because we are your Vestry, I wanted to share highlights of the commitments we made to each other and to the people of St. Peter’s. We commit to:
Serving all members of our parish, not only those with whom we are familiar;
Communicating with the parish regarding our work;
Using our individual gifts as a collective body;
Being innovative and open to change;
Honoring and being motivated by the history of St. Peter’s;
Living into the spirit of abundance and grace that has carried the parish through the pandemic; and
Being active members in the life of St. Peter’s.
Just this week, the Vestry met for our monthly meeting and spent significant time discussing our strategic plan which will lead us for the next two years, after being extended by the Vestry at the end of last year. In the coming months, we will determine which activities within each strategic goal we will focus on this year.
While we are honored to represent St. Peter’s on the Vestry, the work of our parish happens because so many of you give of your time and energy to this special place. Thank you. To those of you who are looking to get engaged, now is a great time, especially as we slowly begin more in-person opportunities! Please contact any member of the Vestry to learn more about the ministry areas they represent and how you can get involved, as well as with any questions or concerns throughout the year.
Might God call us into new ways of life this year, together.
Patricia Massey Hoke, Senior Warden