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

Trinity Church Wall Street

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 must be received in writing no later than February 3, 2019. The recommendations must be submitted with biographical information and should identify the person or persons making the recommendations. For recommendations submitted by letter, please send to the Parish Nominating Committee c/o Mike Hogan, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271 or by email sent to mhogan@trinitywallstreet.org. Suggested candidates must be Episcopalian and bring specific skills or knowledge to the Parish.
  • The Parish Nominating Committee will review all recommendations for vacant Vestry positions for 2019-2020. The final slate of candidates will be identified by April 5, 2019.
  • During the week of April 8, 2019, a mail ballot form, 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 until the election starting on April 8, 2019.
  • 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 on Trinity’s website 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 upon application to the Rector upon proving the above-mentioned qualifications.