At a recent meeting of the parish finance council, the members pointed out that it was once again time to make our financial reports available for examination, as is our policy, to any registered member of the Cathedral parish. Please call the parish office to make an appointment.
In the coming months we will need to fill two seats on the finance council. One of the seats has been vacant and one member whose term has been fulfilled wishes to have their position filled by a new member.
In the past these positions have generally been filled by the appointment of the Rector after consultation with the board. The board and I decided that it might be helpful to ask for nominations from the parish community of potential members who have qualifications related to professional accounting, banking, business administration or a related field. If you know of parishioners who you think would be of help to the parish in this role, please write a letter to nominate them with a brief description of their qualifications. The board will consider these nominations and make recommendations for new members.
Another aspect of administering the parish in which more help is needed is in reconstituting the parish building committee. This committee helps to identify, evaluate, and prioritize projects related to long term maintenance of the Cathedral Church building and parish facilities. I would also like to ask for nominations from the parish community for potential members who have a professional background in building construction, landscaping, engineering, or another field connected to property management.
My sincere thanks to those who have served in the past and to those who may be considering helping in the future. Please pray for all those involved in these important behind the scenes ways of serving our parish.