Each year, a Nominating Committee prepares a slate of candidates for the parish’s consideration at the Annual Meeting, to be held in February. At the Annual Meeting, we elect five parishioners to the Vestry for a term of three years.
The Nominating Committee consists of the five retiring members of the current Vestry, along with up to 10 additional “members at large,” i.e. lay people selected from the congregation who meet the same standards as those whom they propose to nominate for election. The goal is to convene a Committee that fully represents the Parish and its activities and interests. The Chairman of the Committee is the Senior Warden, and the Rector is an Ex-Officio member.
The Bylaws of the Parish, which conform with the Canons of the Diocese of Dallas, prescribe the conditions that must be met to be eligible for election to the Vestry: “Any confirmed communicant in good standing who is at least 18 years of age and who has been a financial contributor of record for one year before the election takes place is eligible to serve as a Vestry member.”
One condition requires further explanation:
A communicant, i.e. one who is confirmed and is formally on the rolls of Church of the Incarnation, must have established a record of giving that includes a pledge for the current calendar year.
The minimum requirements aside, members of the Vestry and candidates for this position of leadership must have demonstrated a strong commitment to be in Church every Sunday, Holy Days of Obligation, and other days of special devotion. The first and most solemn duty of a member of the Vestry is to lead by deed and example.
Note: Spouses of Incarnation staff or clergy members are not permitted for nomination.
Vestry candidate recommendations are due Monday, December 10, 2018.
YOU MUST HAVE THE CONSENT OF THE PERSON YOU WISH TO NOMINATE.
All members in good standing of the Parish are encouraged to become involved in the nominating process. You may do this by submitting your recommendation to the Rector’s office via the form below. Please remember that any nominee must have been advised of such nomination and agreed to serve.