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Vestry class of 2019 elected at successful annual meeting

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More than 200 parishioners participated in the annual meeting on Sunday. Four vestry members were elected: Ann Henley, Doug Kelly, Anna Lorenz, and David Ross. The new class will begin their three-year terms with the annual vestry retreat in early May. Robert Davenport also recognized the class of 2016: Heather Benjamin, Brian Coggins, Mary Beth Grealey, and James Moeser.

 

Attendees also heard remarks from outgoing senior warden, James Moeser, and reports from junior warden Kevin Trapani and treasurer John Pegram. Dick Taylor, chairman of the search committee, made a short presentation and took questions from the audience.

 

The 2015 annual report, with reports from each commission, detailed financial information, and the final draft of our parish profile, was also distributed at the meeting. An electronic version of the report is available on the website and by clicking here.

 

Ann Henley

Ann Henley

Confirmed at Chapel of the Cross in 1994

Vestry Service:

  • Vestry member 2005-2008
  • Junior Warden and chair of Stewardship Formation Committee, 2007-2008

Other P

arish Activities, Past to Present:

  • Co-Chair of Annual Giving Campaign 2004, 2005
  • Lay Eucharistic Minister 2005-2008
  • Chaired Loaves and Fishes team
  • Lay Reader for 20 years:
    • Lector at 11:15 service
    • Conduct weekday Evening Prayer several times monthly
  • Member of Global Mission Committee since its inception in 2005
    • First committee chairperson
    • Coordinated 7 mission trips to Honduras
  • Chaperoned EYC 2015 mission trip; currently a Youth Inquirers’ Sponsor

 Work outside the parish

  • InterFaith Council Volunteer since 1998
    • Board of Directors 2001-2008
    • Board of Directors Chair 2006-2008
    • Currently part of COTC 4th Tuesday dinner team
    • Currently sit on Board of Directors; member Community House Advisory Committee and two FoodFirst committees
  • Recently retired after 22 years in the NC State English Department

Areas of special interest

Hospitality, youth programs, worship, global outreach.

 

 

Doug KellyDoug Kelly

Joined the Chapel of the Cross in 1989.

Previous vestry service 

  • Served a term from 2009 to 2011.  Member of the the Stewardship Formation Committee for one year and chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee for two years.

Current parish activities

  • Chair of the Parish Profile Writing Committee for the Rector search process
  • Senior Choir member since 1989
  • Lector and licensed lay reader
  • Coordinator and scheduler for weekday Evening Prayer services
  • Sunday service bulletins proofreader

Past parish activities 

  • Chair of the Educational Policy Committee in the 1990s
  • Involved in projects involving ministry to university faculty

Work outside the parish

  • Retired from UNC, where I taught in the Mathematics and Statistics departments and also served terms as a department chair and an associate dean
  • Volunteer work with the IFC Homeless Shelter, Triangle Hospice, and A Helping Hand.
  • My primary hobbies are music (singing, lounge piano) and reading, and now that I’m retired I hope for more chances to travel

Areas of special interest

Liturgy and music and communications

 

 

Anna LorenzAnna Mullikin Lorenz

Baptized (1976) and confirmed (1991) at the Chapel of the Cross

Current Parish Activities

  • 2016 ABC Sale Leadership Team (Publicity)
  • Guild of the Christ Child (since 2013)
  • Wedding Coordinator (since 2008)

Past Parish Activities

  • Coordinated the 2015 Outreach and Engagement Fair
  • Preschool at the Chapel of the Cross: parent (2009-2015), assistant treasurer (2012-2015), scholarship committee (2012-2015), and proud alumna
  • Church School teacher (2012-2013)
  • Children & Family Ministry Committee (2011-2013)
  • Altar Guild Monday flower delivery to home-bound parishioners (2007-2010)
  • Senior Choir (1999-2000)
  • ABC Sale volunteer (multiple times)
  • Growing up in the parish, I was active in the Junior Choir, EYC, and Acolytes

Work outside the parish

  • My professional experience includes work in development/membership at three university art museums (Harvard, UNC, and Duke)
  • Volunteer with the Rashkis Elementary School PTA and Girl Scout Troop 1402.

Areas of special interest

Buildings and grounds, stewardship, and engagement

 

 

David RossDavid Ross

Parishioner since 1998; received as a member in 2001

Previous vestry service

  • Served four 3-year terms as a Deacon and six 3-year terms as an Elder at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in Durham
  • Chaired the Trinity Avenue Annual Fund for several years, served on the capital campaign planning and steering committee (1998-1999) and served on the Senior Pastor Search Committee (1997)

Current parish activities

  • Lector, Intercessor and Usher for the 7:30am service
  • Usher for funerals

Past parish activities

  • Chair of the Capital Campaign Planning Committee for the Light on the Hill Campaign
  • Coordinator of the Feasibility Study conducted prior to campaign
  • Volunteer Campaign Director for 14 months for the Light on the Hill Campaign
  • Stewardship Committee; assisted with Annual Fund as coordinator and volunteer solicitor
  • Served 3 terms on Johnson Service Corps Board and as chair of JSC Development Committee
  • Volunteer with ABC Sale
  • Served on Celebration Committee during year preceding retirement of Stephen Elkins-Williams

Work outside the parish

  • Duke University (1966-1979): Assistant Director, Director of Development, Director of Institutional Advancement and Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • President and CEO (now retired), Ross, Johnston & Kersting, Inc. a fundraising consulting firm for nonprofit organizations and universities (30 years)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Durham Academy 1976-1983 (President, 3 years); and 1988-1991
  • President, Director and 50-year member of the Downtown Durham Rotary Club
  • Member of the Durham Housing Authority Board for two 3-year terms
  • Member of the Board of Visitors, Duke Law School since 2002 and active in chairing Law School class reunions
  • Ohio Wesleyan University Associate and former Development and Alumni staff member, including Assistant to the Vice President and President (4 years)
  • Member of Williamsburg Development Institute faculty (27 years)

Areas of special interest

Selection of a new rector, stewardship, planned giving, and reduction of parish debt