vestry adopts 2014 budget

At our February meeting, the Vestry finalized this year’s operating budget, which supports our parish’s worship and music, pastoral care and teaching ministries, outreach efforts, and covers office expenses and staff salary.  In short this is what it will cost St. Boniface to be a strong parish, equipping ourselves and serving God’s people.  We anticipate expenses to total $1,034,581.  Tapping into operating reserves could cover the projected $103,581 shortfall, but doing so will nearly exhaust them.  Instead, we ask parishioners to prayerfully consider their support for this wonderful parish.  If you haven’t already pledged, won’t you do so now?  If you have pledged, perhaps you can increase your pledge or make a special gift?  Detailed copies of the budget are available online here or in the church office.  For information on the budget, contact your Vestry.  For information on pledging contact Betsie Danner (941-349-5616 x318).


A message from the Sr. Warden, Doug Francis

Hello fellow parishioners,

It is with great pleasure and a privilege to serve as your Senior Warden this year, and I appreciate our Rector’s confidence in me as his Warden.  This Holy place, St. Boniface, has been a wonderful part of my life for the past 10 years.  I have learned that we are blessed to have each other as we do Christ’s work. I have experienced the love in this parish by participating in ministries such as mission trips, ushering, and as your Jr. Warden. 

We have a very exciting year ahead of us, especially in the areas of Christian education. There will be greater opportunities for parish members to serve on committees that guide the operation of the church.  You can have confidence that your Vestry is committed to serve you effectively by participating in educational and developmental leadership programs and retreats over the next year.  In addition, we will have the guidance of a well respected Diocesan consultant throughout the year.

You have my promise of open communication with each and every one of you, whether you have concerns or compliments.  I will attend and be available at the 7:45am service on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, since my wife, Helen, offers healing prayers on those Sundays. The remaining Sundays of the month, I will attend either the 9am or 11:15am services.  Feel free to call or email me, too.

Working together, we will continue to make St. Boniface a special place for all of us to worship.

In Christ,

Doug Francis

vestry news January 2014
The January 16 vestry meeting began the year anew with welcoming our newest vestry members, the Rector’s appointment of Doug Francis as Senior Warden, and the elections of Vince Brennan as Junior Warden, Jon Gordon as Treasurer and Lisa Wolf as Clerk.  A heartfelt “goodbye” was received from out-going Sr. Warden, Jim Palermo, to whom St. Boniface is grateful for his four years of service and dedication.  Recognition and thanks was also given to Gary Buchmeier (not present) for serving as Treasurer the last four years as well.  For the business at hand, extensive roof repairs are needed to the Church building, and the vestry voted and approved the roofing contractor and the work to be started next month. 
Vestry directory
Senior Warden
...Doug Francis 921-6820
Junior Warden
...Vince Brennan 356-4400
...Jon Gordon 923-2302
Ass't Treasuer
...Kathie Hayes 923-8554
Clerk of Vestry
...Lisa Wolf 349-5616
Ass't Clerk of Vestry
...Melba Hye-Knudsen 388-0515
Vestry 2014
Kathie Hayes 923-8554
Tammy Lloyd 323-7343
Tony Neubroch 961-8424
Holley Schroeder 966-1466
Becky Westbrook 371-2655
Vestry 2015
Doug Francis 921-6820
Jon Gordon 923-2302
Keith Rollins 371-4339
Rich Swastek 497-5526
Bruce Wilson 607-342-7726
Vestry 2016
Doriel Boyce 554-4084
Vince Brennan 356-4400
David Eichlin 921-6812
Joanne Heiland 349-4321
Mary Ivey 927-1678




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