2018 Annual Congregational Meeting and Annual Election

The 2018 annual congregational meeting of Christ Church Cathedral will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2018. During the meeting, officers and representatives will be elected for the positions of senior warden, junior warden, vestry membership, endowment trustee, diocesan convention delegate, and the nominating committee membership.

 

Meet the Candidates: January 21

Cathedral members are invited to attend a Meet the Candidates event to take place in the undercroft on Sunday, January 21, at 9:00 am. The event is timed so that attendees of both the 8:00 and 10:00 am services may easily attend. During the event, candidates will speak and answer questions. This is a great opportunity for members to familiarize themselves with candidates prior to election, which will take place at the annual meeting on February 11. Questions? Contact Steve Gerdsen or Kim Montgomery.

 

The electronic election app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

Click the photos of the candidates to read their individual profiles

Senior Warden

The senior warden is the primary elected lay leader of the congregation and serves as the legal chairman of the vestry and fulfills duties assigned to the wardens according to the constitutions and canons. In absence of the dean, the senior warden presides at meetings of the vestry. The senior warden is elected by simple plurality; the person receiving the most votes is elected.

You are voting for one person for a one-year term.

Junior Warden

The junior warden fulfills duties assigned to the wardens according to the constitutions and canons and presides at meetings of the vestry in the absence of the dean and the senior warden. The junior warden is elected by plurality; the person receiving the most votes is elected.

You are voting for one person for a one-year term.

Vestry

As the legal representative body of a parish, the vestry defines the mission of the congregation; ensures effective organization and planning; and manages resources and finances. Vestry members are elected to open positions by plurality but with no fewer than one-third of all votes cast.*

You are voting for three people for three open positions. (Two full 3-year terms and one unfilled term).

* If the amendment to Article IV passes, vestry members will be elected by plurality but with no fewer than one-third of all ballots cast in any round of voting.

Endowment Fund Trustee

Trustees administer assets for the benefit of a third party; in the case of the cathedral, the assets are the endowment fund. Trustees are elected by plurality; the person receiving the most votes is elected. 

You are voting for one person for a 5 year term.

Diocesan Convention Delegates

Delegates represent the congregation at the annual diocesan convention. Delegates are elected by plurality. The two persons receiving the most votes are to serve as delegates; the two persons receiving the third and fourth number of votes are to serve as alternates. Alternate delegates serve at the absence of the delegates.*

You are voting for two delegates and two alternates to serve one-year terms.

*According to Article XI of the Code of Regulations of Christ Church Cathedral, the senior warden and junior warden are deemed to be elected as delegates to the annual diocesan convention for a term of one year. Two additional delegates and two alternate delegates to the diocesan convention will be elected for terms of one year. 

Nominating Committee

Members of the nominating committee utilize congregational input to compile a slate of candidates for the open parish leadership and representative seats.  Nominating committee members are elected by plurality. 

The nominating committee shall consist of seven (7) members to be chosen as follows: four (4) members elected at the annual meeting of the parish from among candidates nominated by the vestry and any candidates nominated pursuant to Section 2 of the Article V. The members of the nominating committee shall be elected and/or appointed to serve for a term of one year or until their respective successors are elected and/or appointed.

Amendments

To be voted on at the 2018 Annual Congregational Meeting

 Background: Following the 2017 Annual Congregational Meeting, the vestry reviewed election procedures and the Code of Regulations in order to streamline future elections and reduce complications in voting for multiple vestry positions, such as were encountered at that meeting. Two changes are recommended to the Code of Regulations. The first specifies the vestry election criteria is to be calculated based on the number of ballots cast in that vote, and the second is to provide consistency between those voting in person and those voting absentee. If approved per the conditions of Article XII (Amendment), the new language will be effective immediately.

 

Reference: ARTICLE XII AMENDMENT

These regulations may be amended, supplemented or repealed at any meeting of the Cathedral membership herein provided for by a three-fourths vote of the qualified voters of the Cathedral present at such meeting.

 

The following two amendments to the Code of Regulations of The Episcopal Society of Christ Church are proposed by the vestry: