Vestry University: 2021 Leadership Conference
Saturday, March 6, 2021, 12:00 AM
The Standing Committee of The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri invites all Vestry members, treasurers, and all interested church lay leaders and clergy to the 2021 Spring Leadership Conference.
Saturday, March 6
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Registration is now closed.
Diocesan staff and parish leaders are teaming up to offer tools for success in church governance and provide Diocesan connections to help your congregation thrive.
The cost of the conference is $10 per person or $50 max per congregation. Payment can be made with a credit card online through the registration link or send a check to:
The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri
1210 Locust Street, 3rd floor
St. Louis, MO 63103
- Make the check payable to The Diocese of Missouri.
- Please include a note with the check, listing your congregation and names of all participants.
- Scholarships are available -- please contact Betty Bowersox or the Rev. Emily Hillquist Davis to learn more.
ASL Interpreters will be provided.
The registration deadline has been extended to March 3.
You will receive your Zoom link in a separate email after registration closes.
(all times are approximate; breaks will be provided)
- 9 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Prayers with Bishop Deon Johnson
- 9:15 a.m.
Vestry 101: Who you gonna call?
Bishop Deon introduces diocesan staff and leadership and their roles in the life of the diocese
- 9:50 a.m.
Vestry 102: Congratulations! You've been elected to Vestry... Now What?
Intro to the roles and responsibilities of the members of the Vestry with the Chancellor Hal Burroughs and Canon to the Ordinary, the Rev. Doris Westfall
- 10:45 a.m.
Vestry 103: Episco-Polity with Bishop Deon
Orientation to Episcopal Church Structure and Shared Baptismal Authority with Bishop Deon
- 11:30 a.m.
Vestry 104: Your Vestry Toolbox
Resources available to Vestries as they carry out the ministry and mission of their community of faith, presenters include the Rev. Valori Mulvey Sherer, Jackie Salle, the Rev. Canon Whitney Rice, the Rev. Annette Joseph
- Lunch break
- 12:55 p.m.
Vestry 105: Finance & Stewardship Jump-Start
Stewardship and financial planning for vestries and treasurers, with Canon Desiree Brattin, Brian Barnhart, and the Rev. Canon Whitney Rice.
- 1:45 p.m. Wrap-up, Q & A, Closing Prayers