This year’s meeting will be held online via Zoom at 11:00 am, Sunday, January 31. The link and password to the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87115043076?pwd=ZFNwTVdqQmU4S0trMXQ3cUd3a3Q5Zz09
Meeting ID: 871 1504 3076
We must approve a “Special Rule” to conduct our meeting online
For the 2021 Annual Parish Meeting of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
The 2021 Annual Parish Meeting of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church shall be conducted through the use of an Internet meeting service, Zoom, that supports voting and visible displays (i) identifying those participating, (ii) identifying those seeking recognition to speak, (iii) showing those called on to speak, (iv)showing (or permitting the retrieval of) the record of texts in the “chat” function of the application, and (v) communicating the results of votes. This electronic meeting of the Parish Meeting shall otherwise be subject to all Rules adopted by the Constitutions and Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real and the Bylaws of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church to govern its annual meeting, which may include any reasonable limitations on, and requirements for, members’ participation. In addition, the following procedures shall apply:
When you enter the Zoom, please sign in using the “Chat” function in your Zoom application to write your first and last name. If there are more than one eligible voting members* in your household, please type each persons name in the chat.
*16 or over
There are two motions to vote or ratify: Vestry members, and Delegates to the Diocesan Convention. In both sets, we are presenting the exact number of candidates that we need to fill. However, it is still the right of the congregation to nominate another person(s). If no one is nominated, we will vote to ratify the slate by show of hands either using the “hand raise” feature of Zoom OR by physically raising your hand. If two members or more are voting using one device, you MUST use show of physical hands in order to count each vote.
If there is someone nominated at the meeting, we will have to hold a vote using the chat function. You will need to send a PRIVATE MESSAGE to Cindy Jarvis. This can be done by selecting her in the pull down menu in the chat box. In this case there are two ways to vote: if you approve the provided slate of either Vestry or Convention Delegates, you may simply vote “yes.” If you desire to vote for the person or persons that have been nominated day of meeting, you must provide the names of 3 candidates for Vestry and 5 candidates for Convention Delegates.
(St. Timothy qualifies to elect 5 persons)
Darlene Frick, Bill McIndoo, Bill Shreve, Will Watkins, Amy Witzke
Fern Jaspers-Fayer, PhD emigrated from Vancouver, Canada in 2019. She’s extremely grateful for St. Tim’s vibrant community, which has helped her settle in Mountain View with her husband and young children, despite the ongoing Covid pandemic. She brings many years of experience on Anglican church vestries, boards and committees— and a wealth of enthusiasm.
Dr. Heather Myers has been at St. Tims for just over a year, but very much enjoys the parish and looks forward to serving the community. Before St. Tims, she was a member of St. Simon Church where she taught religious education for over 10 years with her husband Dan and was in charge of the annual advent wreath making event and a member of the Parish Life Group for five years. She and Dan have two children, Alexandria (19) and Steven (16). Professionally, Heather is the Chief Psychology Officer at Traitify, a personality assessment platform which helps job candidates and employers find the right fit through a fun and engaging experience.
My wife Teresa and I began attending St. Timothy’s shortly after we moved to Mountain View 8 years ago. I grew up and was baptized as a conservative Evangelical and was introduced to the Episcopal Church by Teresa while we were dating. I served on the St Tim’s Vestry from 2017-2019. I am attracted to the Episcopal Church for many doctrinal reasons, including an allowance for uncertainty and spiritual exploration, the openness of the Communion table, and especially the inclusion of women and the LGBT community in church life and leadership. We attended a few Episcopal churches in the area and were attracted to St. Tim’s by its welcoming community and child-friendly services. I am looking forward to more trivia parties.