May 6, 2018
NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT
Report by Mark Bitikofer, Chair
The 2018 Nominating Committee members consisted of two who were elected at last year’s annual meeting, that’s Mark Bitikofer, me, and Gail Smith. Two were selected by Vestry, Jeff Baddeley and Wendy Wilson Walker. Two were selected by Cathedral Council, that’s Amy Maurer and Karla Rivers. Two staff members who are also in the committee, Kate McFadden and Holly Tomasch.
The Committee analyzed openings, asked the congregation members to submit their names or the names of others who might be interested and qualified. We contacted qualified individuals in the congregation to find out about their interests, goals and had conversations with potential leaders.
There were four seats up for election for vestry. Bryan Sickbert and Tony Wesley had completed their terms and were eligible and willing to serve another three-year term each. That left two openings to fill, those of Jeff Baddeley and Wendy Wilson Walker. Five candidates applied for these positions. After deliberation, the Nominating Committee selected Paul Herrgesell and MJ Hilker.
The Cathedral Council had five seats up for election. Diane Barnhill, Nancy Baxter, and Ron Ross had completed their terms and were eligible and willing to serve another three-year term each.
There were two openings left to fill, those of Amy Maurer and Bev Moffett. Four candidates applied for those positions. After deliberation, the Nominating Committee selected David Lawrence and Abby Weaver.
The Nominating Committee for next year had two people that submitted their names for the two seats available to be filled, Debbie Hunter and Catherine Smythe Zajc.
For Diocesan Convention, there were two seats up for election, Bill DiTirro who was the alternate delegate from 2017 agreed to be the delegate this year and Deborah Likins-Fowler put her name forward to be the alternate delegate.