From Fr. Don

Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

I write this morning on a matter I believe is extremely important to the future and sustainability of our parish, the election of a parish Treasurer.   We are nearing the third month without a parish treasurer and this vacancy is causing an impact in many areas of our life.

The parish treasurer is the chief financial officer of the parish.  She/he is a member of the vestry without vote (unless previously elected to the vestry).  The Treasurer does not have to be a member of St. Christopher’s or the Episcopal Church.   The treasurer has oversight of our Administrative Assistant and our new Assistant Treasurer in the various aspects of our financial operation.  The treasurer then submits reports to the vestry at their monthly meetings as to the current funding status.

The treasurer must be equipped with e-mail and have good computer skills.  The treasurer need not be an accountant or CPA, but some business and accounting skills would be helpful.  Knowledge of on-line banking and accounting software such as Quickbooks would also be a plus.

Most of the day-to-day work is done by the Administrative Assistant and Assistant Treasurer.   This is not a horribly time-consuming job as currently divided and the currently defined position responsibilities can be negotiated.

In addition to the position of parish treasurer, we also have a number of other positions in our community that need attention.

If you or someone you know might be willing to step-up and give us a hand, please drop me a note or give me a call (or the Senior Warden  I will be happy to ask someone who needs asked, or discuss with you (or them) this or any position.

During this Holy season of Lent, please pray for St. Christopher’s and ask God to help us find a treasurer and fill the other positions that are needed.

Thank you and blessings to you all,