VESTRY

The parish congregation is led by the Clergy and the Vestry.  The Rector is the leader of our worship and all liturgical elements of the parish.  The Vestry is the governing body that carries out the business of the parish as well as leads the congregation towards both its mission goals and the vision actions that will help us get there.

The Vestry is chartered to carry out some important responsibilities:     

  • Discern the mission toward which God is directing our community, and articulate our mission and supporting vision statements to the congregation;
  • Carry out the financial and business operations of the parish to reflect our mission goals; and                    
  • Support the Clergy and the programs of the parish in a manner that invites congregation participation in our Christian life together.

The Vestry is led by the Rector, who chairs the Vestry meetings.  At Saint David’s, our By-Laws specify the make-up of the Vestry to include four Vestry Officers and nine Vestry Members. 


Vestry Members

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All things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose
— Romans 8:28

OFFICERS

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Ken Nogacek, Senior Warden
Saint David’s Parishioner for 21 years.
Married with 2 daughters. Dentist in Waterford, CT. Sr. Warden for past 4 years; served as Jr Warden for 3 years

 
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William “Kirk” Kirkpatrick, Junior Warden
Saint David’s Parishioner for 17 years.
Divorced, 2 daughters, 3 step-daughters, 1 step-son and 12 grandchildren.  Professor Emeritus of Anatomy/Physiology at Three Rivers Community College. Has served on Saint David’s Vestry for many years.

 
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Chris Curcio, Clerk
Saint David’s Parishioner for 16 years.
Altar Guild; Choir Member; Sunday School Teacher for Rising UP Class.

 
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Steve Forbes, Treasurer
Saint David’s Parishioner for 25 years.
Married for 50 years, 2 children, 4 grandchildren. Retired Air Force officer.  Business Manager for 6 local school districts. Term as Senior Warden; Treasurer for more than 20 years. Involved with local refugee resettlement, Start Fresh, and local Homeless shelter.

 

MEMBERS

 

2019

  • Linda Dierman
  • Craig Gilbert
  • Jill Foster

2020

  • Mary Carey
  • Scott Stadnicki
  • Anna Mae Burr

2021

  • Meghan Kotecki
  • Ed Fialkosky

Youth Rep

  • Marie Dierman

Diocesan Delegates

  • Mary Carey (2019)
  • Pat Anderson (2020)

Alternates:  

  • Jill Foster (2019)

Serve Group

We are excited to announce that the Vestry’s SERVE Team is assuming the mission of the former Outreach Committee, effective immediately.  The Team is comprised of Pat Anderson, Anna Mae Burr, Steve Forbes, Craig Gilbert and Scott Stadnicki.  We will be following in the awesome footsteps of Sandi Brown and Deacon Ellen Adams.

 At the close of every service at St Davids, we are exhorted to “Go forth to love and serve the Lord …” It is a call to which we have responded generously as individuals, and as a parish, as an expression of our Christian witness, e.g.  Christmas Feast, Community meal site, Homeless Hospitality Center and the Haitian Health Foundation.  St. Davids has supported Start Fresh in welcoming and supporting refugee families resettle in the area.

As the committee did, the SERVE Team will provide oversight to these efforts. And it will review requests by parishioners to support specific projects and advise the Vestry about responding appropriately … with volunteers, with money, letters of support.  SERVE will manage the church’s Outreach Budget ($14,000 for the current year) . 

For more information about Outreach click here.