Vestry Elections on Sunday, November 19

Identifying candidates to serve on the vestry, the governing board of the parish, is one of the most important tasks of our parish community. Members of the vestry act as agents of the parish in all matters involving parish property and assets and assist the parish in its planning and in leadership. A candidate for the vestry should exhibit personal maturity, broad vision, strategic thinking, deep faith, and a can-do attitude.


Candidates for vestry must meet the following criteria:

    1. Be a confirmed member of Calvary Church
    2. Be a communicant in good standing (i.e., having been faithful in corporate worship in the six months preceding the election; and a regular contributor and pledger of record for the support of the parish)
    3. Be 18 years of age or older


In order to nominate someone, you must find two others with whom to nominate that person, and you need to first be sure to obtain that person’s permission. In accordance with Calvary’s bylaws, the nomination committee, comprised of 2022 Sr. Warden Anna Kathryn Word and the five third-year vestry members (David Cocke, Greta Cooper Young, Elizabeth Crosby, Zach Ferguson, and Jerry Scruggs), presents the following slate for election to the 2024 vestry: Bill Bangham, Bill Etnyre, Allison Parker, Christina Ross, and Mary Jane Viar.


Additional nominations may be made until 24 hours before the election on Sunday, Nov.19. If you know someone you wish to nominate, or if you feel called to this ministry of leadership, please contact Sr. Warden Zach Ferguson (901-500-8597) by Friday, Nov. 17.


Five members will be elected on Sunday, Nov. 19, to serve a three-year term. The Diocesan Canons state that each communicant 16 years old or older and in good standing (see #2 above) may vote. There is no requirement that voters be confirmed.