John Strickler

Vestry minutes – 01/12/2016

Vestry Members: Mike Cotter, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Mary Merrill, Michael Mittelstaedt, Donna Olendorf, John Strickler, Jeff Tibbits, Chuck Wolterink(Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: None. Staff Present: Ann Hackett Clergy Present: Katheryn King Scripture & Study: Katheryn led the vestry in a discussion of the Wedding at Cana found in John …

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Special congregational meeting summary – 01/18/2016

Background On January 18, 2016, members of Grace Episcopal Church were invited to attend a meeting with The Rt. Rev. Whayne Hougland Jr., Bishop of the Diocese of Western Michigan. The meeting was held to review instances of sexual harassment by The Rev. Bry Dennison during Rev. Dennison’s tenure as interim rector of Grace Church …

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Vestry minutes – 12/15/2015

Vestry Members: Mike Cotter, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Mary Merrill, Michael Mittelstaedt, Donna Olendorf, John Strickler, Jeff Tibbits, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present:  Peter Klapp, Connie Riopelle, Mark Stackable Staff Present:  Ann Hackett Clergy Present: Katheryn King Agenda: The minutes from the November 17, 2015 meeting were approved. The minutes …

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Vestry minutes – 11/17/2015

November 17, 2015 Vestry Members: Mike Cotter, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Tim Hamilton, Sue Kelly, Mary Merrill, Michael Mittelstaedt, Donna Olendorf, John Strickler, Jeff Tibbits, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: Mark Stackable Staff Present: Ann Hackett Clergy Present: Daniel Richards, Katheryn King Scripture & Study: Daniel summarized the Ten Commandments for …

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Vestry minutes – 10/20/2015

October 20, 2015 Vestry Members: Mike Cotter, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Mary Merrill, Michael Mittelstaedt, Donna Olendorf, John Strickler, Jeff Tibbits, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: Mark Stackable Staff Present: Clergy Present: Daniel Richards, Katheryn King Scripture & Study: Daniel led us in a discussion about transition, and the …

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Serving on Grace’s Vestry

By John Strickler It’s amazing how quickly time slips by as we age. When I was a kid, the only thing that flew by was summer vacation. Now, seasons pass by like a week, and years like a season. So it has been with my service on Grace’s Vestry. When I agreed to stand for …

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Vestry Minutes – 9/15/2015

September 15, 2015 Vestry Members: Mike Cotter, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Mary Merrill, Michael Mittelstaedt, Donna Olendorf, John Strickler, Jeff Tibbits, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: Mark Stackable Clergy Present: Daniel Richards, Katheryn King Scripture & Study: Vestry and staff shared personal highlights from the last month. Daniel read …

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Vestry Minutes – 8/18/2015

August 18, 2015 Vestry Members: Mike Cotter, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Mary Merrill, Michael Mittelstaedt, Donna Olendorf, John Strickler, Jeff Tibbits, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: Dave Eitland, Mark Stackable Staff Present: Ann Hackett Clergy Present: Daniel Richards, Katheryn King Scripture & Study: Vestry members shared their month’s highs …

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Vestry Minutes – 7/21/2015 meeting

July 21, 2015 Vestry Members: Mike Cotter, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Mary Merrill, Michael Mittelstaedt, Donna Olendorf, John Strickler, Jeff Tibbits, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests Present: Dave Eitland, Ward Kuhn Staff Present: Ann Hackett Clergy Present: Daniel Richards, Katheryn King Scripture & Study: Vestry members shared what has been …

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Vestry minutes – 5/19/2015 meeting

Vestry Minutes May 19, 2015 Vestry Members: Mike Cotter, Nancy Flowers, Eddie Grim, Helen Hankins, Sue Kelly, Mary Merrill, Michael Mittelstaedt, Donna Olendorf, Dixie Stephen, John Strickler, Jeff Tibbits, Chuck Wolterink (Absentees in Italics) Guests: Mark Stackable Staff Present: Ann Hackett Clergy: Daniel Richards, Katheryn King Check-in, Scripture & Study: At Daniel’s urging we all …

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Voice of the Vestry: Sharing our love

By John Strickler Several weeks after his passing, Nan and I continue to grieve the death of Grace parishioner Bill Hankins. I know many of you do as well. The strange thing is that we’ve never known Bill and Helen well, or at least not intimately. Although we lived not 10 miles from each other …

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