John Bridge, Senior Warden
Member of Trinity Church: 32 Years
My vision for the programs and life of Trinity is to continue to build an inclusive and diverse community of faith that nourishes the spiritual needs of its members through worship opportunities.I want Trinity to continue to provide thoughtful avenues of education for children and adults alike, and maintain a position of responsibility in the Greater Indianapolis community acting as a source of outreach for those in need. This can be achieved in the next three years by building a foundation of responsible stewardship and strong leadership as Trinity continues in its time of transition.
Leigh Anne Naas, Junior Warden
Member of Trinity Church: 5 Years
Although I’m relatively new to the Episcopal tradition, I have found it to be a place of rest and healing, and of inspiration and encouragement. I love the rhythm of the church calendar, the chal- lenge of the liturgical readings, and the transcendence of the music. Those ancient words and customs speak to my soul. My vision is that Trinity will be a thriving, growing community that both shapes, and is shaped by, the world around it: the school, the neighborhood, the city of Indianapolis, and the world beyond. I want us to be united in our common purpose while retaining our unique diversity that makes us the many-gifted body of Christ. As a vestry member, I would be an ambassador to represent the choir and chorister parents, parents of young children in the church, and St. Richard’s school. And “ambassador” is how I rightly see my role as vestry member—representing the voice of the parish in decisions that affect them.
Member of Trinity Church: 13 years
This is an exciting time for Trinity as we enter a new leadership era, and I see tremendous opportunity and challenge to continue to grow our community and reach out to others in need. I look forward to using my experience and abilities to help shape the future of the parish.
Member of Trinity Church: 18 years
I will work to expand the already excellent outreach programs to include additional services for the Mid-North area and serve a wider range of individual needs; broaden our diversity by attracting more families from the Mid-North community; expand Christian education opportunities and experiences for Trinity youth and build stewardship across the parish family.
Member of Trinity Church: 3 years
At Trinity I find meaning, community, and mission. I love this intellectual, spiritual, creative culture that is not a tower in the sky but a ground-level gathering of people who welcome difference and discussion and are willing to get their hands dirty. My vision for Trinity is to continue actively attracting those looking for a spiritual home, and offer inspiration and development to seekers already in the pews. I see Trinity growing as a practical light of hope in Indianapolis through outreach, growing neighborhood relationships, and advocating God’s vision in the search for solutions to local problems.
George “Corky” Plews
Member of Trinity Church: 35 years
I love Trinity Episcopal Church. It is a cauldron of committed, compassionate Christians, so diverse in so many ways and yet united in Christ. The next three years of transition are a great opportunity for growth—in spirit, service, finance and leadership. Helping Trinity continue as a beacon in this city would be an honor.
Member of Trinity Church: 25 years
We are entering a critical time of transition. Coming days will require even closer connectivity with each other, to the wider community, and boundless opportunities to work closely, positively and productively with St. Richard’s Episcopal School. I hope to work with and for a parish with an invigorated effort, with our faith and spirituality at the center of our decision-making processes, to continue to attract and retain a diverse and activated congregation—a community of faith that embraces our Anglican values with an eye on every opportunity to be even more relevant and sustainable in our various communities.
Member of Trinity Church: 2 Years
This is an exciting time for Trinity. I would like to see the church expand its outreach efforts and be- come even more visible/connected to the surround- ing neighborhood and city. We have opportunities to plan and build on existing programs (e.g., Horizon and Aspire), and to participate in local events like Indy Pride. I have loved becoming a part of the Trinity community and I welcome the opportunity to serve as a vestry member. I give thanks for how I’ve been welcomed here and I hope to provide a new perspective and insights as we move ahead.
Member of Trinity Church: 26 Years
My vision for Trinity is to build a strong congregation, with a real sense of community that enables us to reach out to others. I believe we need to bring our current physical campus up to date and insure ongoing maintenance. We need to promote those programs that have attracted people to the congregation while continuing to search and innovate ways to make the parish a viable organization for years to come, while not losing our own identity. And while searching for the next rector, we need to remember that the congregation is the Church. Many of us who have been here long enough to experience past rector changes, have held, and continue to hold, Trinity near to our hearts.
Member of Trinity Church: 2 Years
We found a warm, welcoming community of people when we started attending Trinity. The people at Trinity exemplify the values found in the Baptismal Covenant: they strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being. I am excited to be a part of this community and understand the next several years are an important period of transition for this church.My vision for Trinity is that it continues to grow the outreach efforts in the Indianapolis community, continues to be a warm and welcoming place for individuals and families to worship, and continues providing excellent programs for children and youth.
Member of Trinity Church: 13 Years
We have an exciting time ahead: welcoming our new Rector and inviting in all those who a new visionary will attract. I hope to support all the opportunities to grow our cur- rent outreach ministries and find new ways to meet the future needs in our community.
Member of Trinity Church: 27 Years
Welcoming, orienting, and supporting a new Rector will be the major focus for the Vestry during the next three years. The recent Parish Profile gives an excellent description of Trinity’s strengths and struggles, of who we are and who we hope to be. The Vestry’s job will be to work with our new Rector to capitalize on our strengths to improve our programs and grow our outreach. I will use my governance experience at Trinity and St. Richard’s (an important partner for Trinity) to support the Vestry’s work with our new Rector.
Member of Trinity Church: 15 Years
At all times, I believe Trinity should continue to be a welcoming space for spiritual inquiry, development and nourishment, responding to the needs of our- selves and those around us. For the short term, it is important that as a parish and vestry we continue to prepare for a new rector, assist in the transition once that person is called, welcome the new rector in an affirming and eager manner, and continue to be supportive and meaningfully engaged as he/she learns about the special and unique ministries of Trinity.
It is equally important to openly listen to new ideas and vision presented by the rector, give constructive feedback, and work to creatively and prayerfully integrate such a vision, where appropriate, into Trinity’s life within and beyond the parish community.
Member of Trinity Church: 6 Years
As a parent of students at St. Richard’s Episcopal School, and a Trinity parishioner, it is important to me that there continues to be strong relationship between Trinity Church and St. Richard’s School, especially as both the church and the school transition to new leadership. I would like to see Trinity continue to evolve as a center of outreach into our community – maintaining the strong programs we have developed and looking for ways to fill additional needs. I think it is important that Trinity continue to be fiscally responsible and work toward reducing our reliance on the endowment to meet our financial needs.
Karen E. King
Member of Trinity Church: 34 Years
Now that our wonderful parish community is in the process of internal revitalization, we need to grow and sustain our presence in the neighborhood. Our newest ministry, childcare, can be a springboard for other outreach programs here on our campus. We also need to successfully integrate ourselves and our new rector through the transition process, as well as the new head of St. Richard’s. We need to continually look at our endowment and use it for the greater good of our community, which includes stewardship of our physical facilities and to be a good shepherd of all our resources: financial; and our parishioners’ time and talents.
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