Three Vestry members-at-large are elected each year, and serve three-year terms. Those elected at this Annual Meeting will serve until the Annual Meeting in 2025.
There is also a one-year partial-term available this year and they will serve on the Vestry until the Annual meeting in 2024.
A two-year rotation cycle for those representing St. John’s at the Annual Diocesan Convention.
In the first year, those elected serve as Alternates. In their second year, they serve as Delegates.
Kirsten grew up in Denmark and originally came to the United States as a 28-year-old employee of the Danish Foreign Ministry in 1974, working for 15 years, first at The Danish Mission to the United Nations and then at The Danish Consulate General of New York. Her husband, George, grew up in New Jersey and married in 1976. They have four children and their families, including six wonderful grandchildren. They live in Maryland, California, and luckily one daughter lives close by, Katherine with her family in New Canaan CT, where they lived for 25 years.
Kirsten and George retired to Essex in 2012 and are so happy to have found a wonderful welcoming community at St. John’s Church. They love living here and participating in the broader Essex community via the Essex Land Trust, Essex Historical Society, and the Essex Garden Club activities. At St. John’s, she currently serves on the Altar Guild.
Her extended family: brothers and sisters and their families still live in Denmark, and both George and her love visiting and spending time in Denmark again.
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At this meeting, we will review the past year’s finances while also looking ahead to 2023. In addition, we elect new members to the vestry and delegates to the diocesan convention. Last but certainly not least, we celebrate the mission and ministry of the parish and the many people who contribute to the vitality of this congregation. This meeting is essential for those who are long-time members and those who are new and want to learn more.