Our Yearly Celebration and Annual Meeting will take place in person, with the option to participate virtually. Join us as we celebrate Jesus’ Presence among the servant saints of Saint Barnabas over the past 12 months and lift our eyes to envision our call to discipleship in 2022. Everyone is invited to celebrate what is to come in this vibrant parish community, as we elect new Vestry and Convention delegates. (Scroll down to see our nominees.) We will be giving thanks for our blessings in 2021 while looking forward with joyful anticipation to our future.
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Questions? Please contact Deborah Birutis or call the church office.
As prescribed by our bylaws, the Vestry Nominating Committee, led by Chair Karen Steckler, has produced a slate of nominations this fall, to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Episcopal Parish of Saint Barnabas on January 23, 2022 at 11:30am in Hutton Hall. We are blessed by the dedication of these parishioners to their church. When you see them on campus, thank them for their service!
Ten parishioners are nominated to serve as 2022 Diocesan Convention delegates and alternates. Nominees to attend the 2022 convention as Delegates: Jane Gharibian, Cam DeCaussin, Steve Bartlett, Sarah Colmark, and Sarah Lund. Nominated as alternates (voting in the event a Delegate is unable to serve): Amber Leima, Dierk Seeburg, Hank Parker, Nancy Rozak, and Laurel Kimball. In addition to these elected roles, Rector Jim Clark has selected Don Henninger to be our next Senior Warden.
After being invited to attend a 2013 organ recital by another Saint Barnabas couple, Sue and her husband, Tom, quickly fell in love with the people, the pastors, and the peace found within the Saint Barnabas community. Sue enjoys the contemplative practice, worship, service opportunities, and the people that make up the Saint Barnabas community. She has been a TAEHS (The Art of Engaging Holy Scripture) facilitator, a team lead greeter, and a Family Promise chef. You might even recognize her as our resident Mrs. Claus, but shhh – don’t tell the little ones!
Trish Refo and her husband, Don Bivens, were married at Saint Barnabas in 1996 and have been active members ever since. Their son, Andrew, was baptized and confirmed at Saint Barnabas. Over the years Trish has served as Coordinator of the Lay Eucharist Ministers, Usher, Stewardship Chair, Chancellor, and Senior Warden – but her goal is to win the Chili Cook-off Contest. She is a commercial litigator at Snell & Wilmer and recently completed her service as President of the American Bar Association.
Sky has been attending Saint Barnabas for nearly 30 years. She is currently active with the Liturgical Ministry Team and attends both the 7:45 and 10:15 services. In the past, she served as a TAEHS facilitator and an overnight host for Family Promise. She works for the Scottsdale Public Library System and in her spare time enjoys hiking, reading (of course), and playing cards.
Scott and his wife, Bronwen, have enjoyed Saint Barnabas for over a decade. Since the beginning, it has always been about the welcoming nature of the people of the parish and the role the church plays in the metro Phoenix community. Scott knows Saint Barnabas and its professional staff work hard to share the best of what the Episcopal Church has to offer and he looks forward to helping to continue this valuable work as a member of the Vestry.
Barb was raised in the Episcopal Church in Indianapolis and was so happy to find Saint Barnabas about nine years ago. Along with her husband and three children, she moved to Arizona from Ohio almost thirty years ago. Her background is in art education and preschool teaching. Currently, gardening, quilting, and ceramics are her hobbies and there is never enough time to do it all.
Charles is a husband to Sarah and father to Charles and Xavi. He has attended Saint Barnabas since relocating from Dallas in early 2019 to run the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Arizona. Most of all, Charles likes that all of God’s children are welcome at Saint Barnabas. You will see him at children and families ministry events, serving in Sunday services, in Sunday school, or at SAGES.
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