2019-2020 Discernment Process for the Election of Trinity Wall Street Vestry Members

The Annual Vestry Election will be held on April 23, 2019, Easter Tuesday, as specified under the 1697 Charter.

January 20, 2019, through April 23, 2019 is the period of discernment where potential Vestry members of Trinity parish are identified and proposed both for the 2019 election slate, as well as for future years. The discernment process is as follows:

Any eligible member of the congregation* may submit recommendations to the Parish Nominating Committee. All recommendations were due in writing by February 3, 2019.  

The Parish Nominating Committee will review all recommendations for vacant Vestry positions for 2019-2020.

During the week of April 8, 2019, a mail ballot form and accompanying biographical information, along with a pre-paid envelope will be mailed to all eligible parishioners.*  The ballot and pre-paid return envelopes also will be available in St. Paul’s Chapel and the Chapel of All Saints at each service starting on April 8, 2019, until the election.

Vestry Election Day is April 23, 2019. In-person voting will be from 4pm to 8pm in St. Paul’s Chapel. Mail ballots must be received before 8pm on Tuesday, April 23. The results will be announced online at trinitywallstreet.org the next morning and at the Sunday services following the election.

* All members of the parish who are 18 years or older, have officially enrolled in the parish registry, have taken Holy Communion within the preceding year (April 2018-April 2019) and have contributed to the support of the Parish in any documented amount within the preceding year (April 2018-April 2019) are eligible to make recommendations and vote in the Vestry election. The register of eligible voters is available for inspection in the Office of the Rector, 120 Broadway, 38th floor and a member of the congregation may confirm that his or her name is included on the register by emailing mhogan@trinitywallstreet.org. Registration can also be done on election day by application to the Rector or Presiding Officer upon proving the above-mentioned qualifications.