Cathedral Church of St. Luke
143 State Street
Portland, Maine 04101
Minutes of Vestry meeting, February 15, 2017
Attending: Dean Ben Shambaugh, George Cooper, Sam Allen, Georgia Bancroft, Michael Brennan, Luke Brostek, Michael Courts, Elise Magnuson, Mary Linneman, Misha Pride, Nick Penfield, and Connie Bingham.
Dean Shambaugh called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m. and began the meeting with prayer and the commissioning of new Vestry members (Georgia Bancroft, Michael Brennan and Michael Courts), Treasurer (Connie Bingham) and Clerk (Nick Penfield). A motion was made to approve the appointment of Connie Bingham as Treasurer. Vestry approved. A motion was made to approve the appointment of Nick Penfield as Clerk. Vestry approved.
Dean Shambaugh updated the Vestry on the health of our Deacon as well as our former Deacon.
Dean Shambaugh recognized and thanked Alice Goshorn for the great job she did serving as Deacon on Sunday in Father Rasner’s absence.
$400 was raised from the Valentine’s cookies.
Dean Shambaugh distributed the 2016 Parochial Report for St. Luke’s. Vestry approved.
Decrease in membership listed on Parochial Report is related to a clean-up of the Cathedral’s internal database vs. actual membership drop in 2016.
Low enrollment in church school a concern.
January’s numbers are not finalized yet, but we preliminarily have received $66K in 2017 pledge payments in January.
Parking lot/snow removal expenses are running higher than budget. All other expense items appear to be on track.
Junior Warden’s Report
Two significant repairs were recently required – a heating unit in All Saints’ Chapel ($460) and a combustion fan unit