The following Resolutions were passed at the Vestry meeting held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, regarding the 2019 St. John’s Award:
Whereas Rob Ashton is ending his tenure as treasurer of the Vestry of St. John’s parish, it is the desire of the Vestry to recognize Rob’s dedicated service to the parish.
Whereas Rob has always had stewardship at heart and has worked with the Capital Campaign committee helping to raise one and a half million dollars for the addition of our new atrium and renovations to make our facilities more accessible and managing our debt reduction;
Whereas Rob has worked tirelessly to maintain and grow the endowment of St. John’s parish keeping ever-present the goal of a balanced budget working with the Finance Committee and the financial institutions in which our funds are invested;
Whereas Rob has worked closely with the parish Financial Secretary to reorganize and maintain the bookkeeping system of the parish;
Whereas Rob has shared his gifts of hospitality on Sunday mornings welcoming parishioners as they arrive for services as well as participating in and helping with the Wednesday healing services;
The Vestry of St. John’s parish resolves to express the appreciation of the parish to Rob by presenting him with the 2019 St. John’s Award.
Whereas Barbara Landis has steadfastly shared her talents and gifts in humble service to the spiritual life of St. John’s parish;
Whereas Barbara has served to proclaim God’s Word as lector and sharing prayers of healing with her brothers and sisters in the Lady chapel on Sunday mornings;
Whereas Barbara has worked in the planning and coordination of our annual Lenten weekends promoting prayer and contemplation;
Whereas Barbara has been a member of the Global Partnership committee and authored the “Challenges” published in our Messenger, as well as participation in providing spiritual insight into our monthly community breakfast;
Whereas Barbara has worked tirelessly in our annual “Soles4Souls” collection – not only coordinating the collection of but also the packing of and shipping of those “soles” given by her fellow parishioners;
The Vestry of St. John’s parish resolves to express the appreciation of the parish to Barbara by presenting her with the 2019 St. John’s Award.