Annual Elections: Candidates Announced

Let your voice be heard ... vote for the vestry candidates of your choice. Meet your candidates in person at the Candidates Forum on Sun., Nov. 11 at 10:15 am, in the Church Nave.

Annual Elections

The St. Columba's Nominating committee is very pleased to announce the candidates who will be standing for election to the vestry and as diocesan delegates at the St. Columba's Annual Meeting.

Vestry candidates are:
Steve Smith as Senior Warden
Abigail Gorman as Junior Warden
Harry Wood (current vestry member)
Sara Glenn
Michele Prince
Elizabeth Lewis
Renee Schoof
Catherine Potter

Diocesan Delegate candidates are:
Annette Edwards, Chris Schumann, Deborah Kennedy Coster, Robert Oetting (alternate), and Pat Riley (alternate).

Wardens are elected annually, to serve a one-year term. Four of the six candidates for vestry will be elected to a three-year term on the vestry, the body responsible for the stewardship of St. Columba’s money, property and strategic vision. There will also be a separate vote to confirm that Viviana Lopez Green will serve the unexpired term of a previous vestry member. Diocesan delegates are elected as alternates for one year, and then elected as full lay delegates for two additional years.

Elections will take place on Sundays, Nov. 11 and 18. Absentee ballots may also be completed at the parish office during office hours the week prior to the Annual Meeting. All votes must be cast by Sun., Nov. 18 at 1 pm.

Candidates Forum

Vestry candidates will be wearing name buttons identifying themselves in the coming weeks. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet them in person at the Candidates Forum on Sun., Nov. 11 at 10:15 am, in the Church Nave. Come say hello and get to know them!

Please contact: Joe Kolar and Len Kennedy, nominating committee chairs

Important Links

Candidates Handout – bios, personal statements and pictures (PDF)
Current Vestry Directory