The Wardens’ Report: a brief summary of highlights from monthly Vestry meetings, designed to provide information about our growth, finances, priorities and progress towards our strategic plan.
The vestry gathered for another socially distanced meeting on Tuesday, July 28th. Mary Breed led us in prayer for our congregation, our community and our staff, particularly Kathy Kenyon, our Coordinator of Sacramental Life, who gave our staff report this month. We are grateful for Kathy and her leadership of our Sunday volunteers and her dedication to serving and caring for Restoration, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We received an update from Ryan Goyer about our new website. It will be ready early fall and will include ease of access to 10+ great years of preaching, streamlined navigation, and simply a fresh look. We can’t wait for you to see it.
David Hanke gave a Rector’s Update on how he and the staff are doing in this ongoing season of working and worshiping (mostly) remotely. We are excited about one change for our staff team: Isaiah Brooms will be shifting into the role of Curate in order to prepare for his calling as a priest. Isaiah was ordained to the transitional diaconate last November and will be ordained as a priest this November. We are grateful for the work he has given to APEX and for his years of care for our teens and their families. Alongside his preparation for ordination to the priesthood, Isaiah will continue to oversee all our technology related needs. He has been the man behind the scenes for nearly all videos and YouTube Live Broadcasts and we are grateful for how he has stepped into that role in this season.
We voted to approve Restoration’s delegates for the 2020 DOMA Synod who are John Hodukavich, Brendan Sorem, Kevin Marshall and Richard Hines. The DOMA Synod is an annual gathering of churches in our diocese to conduct the business of the diocese and to worship and learn together.