VestryMinutes June

Episcopal Church of Transfiguration Mesa, AZ

Meeting Minutes

June 9, 2020


  1. Call to order

The meeting was called to Order by Fr. Bob Saik.

  1. Roll call

The following vestry members were in attendance: Heidi Kinney, Catherine Schuyler, Gordon Noyes(2021), Pam Mack Jo Laslo Karl Shepstead , Bob Wilk,). Also, in attendance were Bob Saik, Rector, Lynn Graff, Senior Warden and Pat Mack, Junior Warden

Approval of Minutes The minutes of the April XX, 2020 meeting were approved.

  • Financial Reports (previously distributed) were discussed.
  1. It was moved and seconded that the financial report be approved.
  2. Transfiguration, through the Diocese, has received a loan under the Payroll Protection Act. The loan will not have to be repaid as Transfiguration is still paying the staff on its payroll.
  3. Reports from Ministries
    • Women’s Ministry Report was given by Jo Laslo.
    • Social Media Report was submitted in writing.
    • Junior Warden’s Report was given by Fr. Bob Saik.
      • Landscaping work has been ongoing. Weeds in the back were removed
      • Walt Devonshire has finished the painting of the stanchions.
      • The ECW shed has been removed.
      • Pew cushions have been removed from the church for hygienic reasons in anticipation of in person services.
    • Senior Warden’s Report was given by Lynn Graff. Lynn provided a list of positive things that are happening. Her list follows:
      • We are still the church.
      • We have a diverse online presence which is working.
      • Our outreach efforts are continuing.
      • The phone tree is effective in reaching our members.
    • Rector’s Report was given by Fr. Bob Saik
      • The last newsletter featured stories about parishioners and how they find joy in the time of Pandemic.
      • The church cannot reopen until May 30th at the earliest.


  1. Open Issues
    • The vestry via email approved two items.
      • The purchase of a new sign for University and Mountain.
      • A transfer of money to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund.
    • A discussion on the reopening of the church was held.
      • Bob and Sr. Warden Lynn Graff attended a meeting on the reopening of churches in the diocese.
      • The Bishop and a task force have created a Three Phase Plan for reopening.
      • An oral summary of the plan was provided.
      • Before a parish can begin to have in person services a local plan must be submitted and approved by the diocese.
      • Vestry members gave input on reopening.
      • Pat Gutsch, Jo Laslo, and Catherine Schuyler volunteered to serve on the Parish committee on reopening.
    • The vestry expressed its desire to continue food distribution assistance.
    • WiFi is now available throughout the campus.


  1. Adjournment

Fr. Bob Saik adjourned the meeting.

Minutes submitted by: Dea Podhajsky

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